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Old 02-07-2010, 11:05 PM
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Choosing a custom Rifle Maker

This task seems to be a little daunting. I would like to have a custom rifle built but cannot settle on a Professional to complete the task. Being new, but having spent much time quietly reading I know that there are many that know a great deal on this site. Can anyone give a short list of who they would choose to build a custom for them. Or even what to look for. The application would be a rifle that would be able to shoot from 1 to 100o Yds and everything in between. Also able to be carried afield within reason.

Thanks for the help and the patience
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:23 PM
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Re: Choosing a custom Rifle Maker

Pick any smith here and you will not be disapointed!

You can email or call them to see how long your build will take and work out the details there prices are all close to the same regardless of smith you pick.

They all offer the same basic thing but your personalty may fit better with one guy than another. I have personal used Kirby Allen and Kevin Cram and they are both great guys.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:23 PM
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Re: Choosing a custom Rifle Maker

Kirby Allen made my .338RUM hunting rifle. He was great to work with. Did the whole thing via email and never have talked to him in person. Wouldn't hesitate to get another one from him.

I also like Shawn Carlock. Went to his long range class and wouldn't hesitate to get a gun from him either.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:29 PM
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Re: Choosing a custom Rifle Maker

As far as smiths there are quite a few on this site.Check out Fiftydriver - Kirby Allen- Allen Precision Shooting. Nate308 - Nathan Dagley - Straight Shot Gunsmithing. Shawn Carlock -Defensive Edge. Coyboy - Jim See - Center Shot Rifles. Kevin Cram - Mcrifles. Just search site for their contact info as all are sponsors here and reputable. These are just a few off the top of my head to point you in the right direction. There are others as well. Hopefully others will chime in. I highly recommend Kirby Allen of Allen Precision Shooting. He is a great guy to deal with and very helpful. The best way to contact him is through email, it may take a few days but he will always get back to you. His email is kballen@3rivers.net .
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:33 PM
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Re: Choosing a custom Rifle Maker

Ditto on all of the guys mentioned and add Darrell Holland to the mix as well.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:39 PM
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Re: Choosing a custom Rifle Maker

Wow! Thank you for the suggestions. I appreciate the help.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:37 AM
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Re: Choosing a custom Rifle Maker

Add Kevin Cram of Montour County Rifles.

A good smith will teach you and make you understand anything you don't know before just taking your money. Ask him a question he will do his absolute best to give you an answer and be sure you understand. I associated with some smiths that was not even interested in dealing with me unless I was building a new rifle. Kevin helped me allot before he even knew I was building a rifle. I started asking questions about guns and LRH long before I dropped the lets build a gun statement. He never hesistated to help me out or talk about things.

As stated above there is allot of smiths on here that copuld help you out.

Kevin builds my guns and will continue to do so for a very very long time
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