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Old 09-21-2012, 06:10 AM
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A response I didn't expect

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Bartlein Heavy Palma 10 twist
McMillan A-5
Jewel triger
APA brake
Bat trigger guard
PT&G 300 Norma Match reamer

Top shelf build list wouldn't you say? I think it is anyway. Would you believe a smith turned the build down due to my reamer being "unproven" and they didn't want to bed my rifle with Devcon as I wished?? I was kinda shocked. Oh well. With a response like that I doubt very seriously they would have taken into account any wishes for the build I had even if they took it on. I'm glad they didn't accept the build now.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:37 AM
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Re: A response I didn't expect

well... as Dirty Harry said "a man's gotta know his limitations." Maybe the guy just didn't think he could do what you asked. I'm sure you'll find someone who can...
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:42 AM
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Re: A response I didn't expect

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Bat M
Bartlein Heavy Palma 10 twist
McMillan A-5
Jewel triger
APA brake
Bat trigger guard
PT&G 300 Norma Match reamer

Top shelf build list wouldn't you say? I think it is anyway. Would you believe a smith turned the build down due to my reamer being "unproven" and they didn't want to bed my rifle with Devcon as I wished?? I was kinda shocked. Oh well. With a response like that I doubt very seriously they would have taken into account any wishes for the build I had even if they took it on. I'm glad they didn't accept the build now.
So find someone else there are a bunch who will read this on here and maybe take the work. I can understand the bedding thing though, guys like what they like and they do it every day.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:54 AM
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Re: A response I didn't expect

I had a similar experience recently as my request to turn down a 1.25 OD barrel by.1875 inches & was rejected by my smith. After he explained why I understood. Not all smiths will do anything you want on a rifle build. Some dont want to ruin their reputation by stepping out of thier preferred MO and some simply dont care as much and will take your $$ regardless of the outcome. You'd rather have a smith turn you down instead of proceeding into an area he wasnt comfortable with.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:22 AM
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Re: A response I didn't expect

I've already got someone else. It just struck me as strange. I didn't demand Devcon. I said I wanted it, but they didn't offer an alternative to it. This is a straight up build no funky crap just straight build. They turned it down because of an unproven reamer and Devcon. That is strange to me.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:24 AM
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Re: A response I didn't expect

Maybe he's an accraglass man like myself?...
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:33 AM
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Maybe he's an accraglass man like myself?...
Could be. Funny thing is they didn't offer any other compound. They just said they don't bed big guns with Devcon. No worries. Got another smith. I just wanted to see if this was strange to anyone else.
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