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Politics aside, it's a chunk of steel. With a pretty limited number of moving parts or critical tolerances (unlike an M1A).

And I personally like the design of the Rocna. If this brings the cost down, I'm interested.
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being in the contract packaging Ind and having to deal with various chinese parts EVERYBODY gets screwed at some point and still goes back for more becasue of the money
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Politics aside, it's a chunk of steel. With a pretty limited number of moving parts or critical tolerances (unlike an M1A).

And I personally like the design of the Rocna. If this brings the cost down, I'm interested.
The receiver of an M1A is a pretty good chunk of steel also, but they broke when they shouldn't.

Hopefully, the same won't happen with Chinese steel shaped like an anchor even when subjected to a life in a marine environment.
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IF, I had a Choice, Id NEVER Buy Chinese, but finding stuff NOT made in china, Sucks...

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So we get to choose frokm a Chinese Rocna and the stolen-design (and thin plates welded) Manson Supreme. Very suboptimal.

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Politics aside, it's a chunk of steel. With a pretty limited number of moving parts...
Thats right, it is a "chunk of steel" but will that steel hold up or crack in half in the middle of a storm?

Things from China are cheaper. How do you think they manage that? Besides cheap labor, they cut corners, like quality control. Will they be as careful when that batch of steel is cooked up? Will it be inspected like the ones from NZ etc?

I'm sure the initial ones will be good (maybe) but then along down the line, when maybe a factory rep. isn't there watching, they will kick up production and lower inspection frequency.

China certainly can build first rate and advanced products but there has to be strong oversight by anyone that contracts them to build a product.
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If Rocna NZ keeps an eye on their production, I don't see a big deal with the anchors being made in China. That's a big IF though.
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Thats right, it is a "chunk of steel" but will that steel hold up or crack in half in the middle of a storm?
That's the question. We'll see. But, I'm betting that Rocna isn't going to gamble their entire existence solely on some Beijing smelting dude's thumbs-up. They'll keep an eye on it.

I agree with Dog...I don't see a problem at this point. Hopefully the costs will come down a bit. It's a great design.
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Not to mention the lead found in jewelry sold to children through mass marketing discounts stores - marked Made in China, and recalled.

Who knows how many times you physically handle that anchor that you aren't getting lead into your system. I know it's different 'cuz children eat anything and most mariners wash up after hoisting anchor, but don't you think there may be a problem?
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Heh-heh. Are you serious? Do you know how many "MIC" products and/or components are all around you right now? What are you typing on? Where was it made? What deadly chemicals are now on your fingers?

Dude, if you want an American Anchor - buy one. As for the "MIC/OCD" stuff, I'm just saying "I ain't skeered."
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