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Old 12-28-2012, 03:44 AM
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I don't know if it will apply to you or not but Lorenzo also gives a discount on labor to police officers and military. I am in law enforcement so I don't know if it applies to honorably discharged military or only active duty but if it does apply to you ask him.

Nice! I started my 15th year in law enforcement in September. I have always been a hunter, but one of my assignments is where I truly learned to love LR shooting. Hopefully I will get time to give him a call tomorrow.

On a side note my huskemaw is scheduled for delivery tomorrow afternoon!!
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:03 AM
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I might be a little biased because Lorenzo did such a great job on my rifle but I don't think you will find a better custom rifle builder at any price. I priced several different builders when I was ready to get my rifle built and they all were within a few hundred dollars in price. Lorenzo's price was in the middle of the road of all the ones I got quotes from. For me the deciding factor was ease of contact and customer service. Lorenzo was very easy to contact by phone and email. I even got some emails from him as late as 11:00 at night. His lead time was also one of the shortest. I don't know what it is now but back then he was quoting a 12 week build time and he came in maybe a week after that. I think that's a great estimation considering he might have had to wait for parts and suppliers. Other builders were in the range of 6 months or longer!
If you do decide to get the work done be sure to start a thread and post before and after pictures.
I very much enjoyed watching Lorenzo build you rifle. He seems pretty relaxed in his vocation which is a rare thing. I honestly couldn't tell you if his techniques and processes are better or worse than any other smith but I was very impressed with what I saw. After talking to some other local smiths who were a little evasive about services such as trueing raceways or even blueprinting an action, Lorenzo quite happily answered all my questions to my satisfaction. He asked me about other options I might be interested in but wasn't pushy at all. His lead times seem reasonable so I sent him my rifle.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:31 PM
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I just found this thread. Where have I been?

Yep! Lorenzo does exceptional work and is a super nice guy to boot!!

He re-barreled my 270 AM and installed a new trigger. She shoots super to 1177 yds and will be shooting @ 1247 yds tomorrow.

Gettin' her ready for a woof hunt next week.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:40 AM
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Crazyhorse,
Have you been able to call Lorenzo? I noticed his website is down for some reason. I hope he is doing well. Let us know if he is doing well and if he is going to do your rifle work.
Bill.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:06 AM
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I didnt want to call and bother him over the new years holiday so I sent him an email a couple days ago. I havent heard anything back yet, if there is nothing in the morning I will call him when i get up tomorrow afternoon (I'm currently working the midnight shift).

Probably should have called by now and reserved my place in line, but for some reason I have this image in my mind that his phone rings non-stop while trying to enjoy a holiday with family. This image is completed by questions like "I want to build one of those 88 magnums to shoot a 900gr bullet 3500fps, can you do that in a mountain rifle?" Lol!
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:15 AM
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Im definately going to do something this week. My wife bought me a Huskemaw for Christmas (God bless her!), but Im afraid my barrel is near the end of its life. Im dying to get my info to send off for the turret but scared im going to get to the good part and have to start all over. If the time to rebuild isnt too long, I would like to gather the data on a new barrel that I can shoot for awhile.

Besides the barrel Im shooting now, while very accurate, copper fouls like nobody's business! You would think while cleaning it that there wasnt any more room to get a bullet outta there!
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:24 AM
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Second animal down with Grizzly. So far I haven't been able to do any serious long range shooting due to there not being any long range ranges down here. I went on a hunt this weekend and I hit a Javelina at 230 yards. I was returning to camp and it was on one of the senderos by a feeder. The Javelina was about 30 pounds and it looked small at that range. The rifle functioned perfectly and the shot went right where it was supposed to.
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