- Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:55 pm
So my new rifle is pushing a bubble out on the side of the brass casing, just above the rim. I intend on showing my 5 year old to shoot with this gun, so things like this are a giant red flag (even if I wasn't planning on having him shoot it). I filled out a Chiappa warranty return form, and got the call today:
Chiappa: "I read about the problem with your gun, are you using high velocity ammunition?"
Me: "I am using standard rounds of .22lr. What is the definition of high velocity?"
Chiappa: "Well, we recommend...(insert a bunch of brand name shit)"
Me: "I thought this rifle was .22lr, and the casings are showing stress on the side on the round"
Chiappa: "Check whether or not you are using high velocity rounds. We are in the process of moving our warehouse and factory, so it will probably be a few weeks until we can look at your gun anyway. If you are using high velocity rounds, resubmit your claim"
So.....they are willing to let a 5 year old potentially blow his hand or face up because they are moving? The gun doesn't work with SOME .22lr ammo? What the FUCK? It's a survival rifle......
Starving dude in the woods.....gasping..."Woops, I have subsonic rounds for my Little Badger....looks like I am going to either die of starvation or possibly have a round blow up in my face because it doesn't meet Chiappa's requirements for how many feet per second it should travel whilst exiting the barrel.
Fucking Italians.....and Americans.......FUCK.
Time to roll out the clout....."I am a moderator on a very well traveled website, and know Tom Bie as well as his sexual preference (beastiality). What can you do for me?"
Note: I checked the rounds I was using (2 different types) - both read 1285 FPS, well above(my web research) the threshold of what is considered high velocity.
Lord let me die, but not die......out