man it is so hard to find a good gun smith now. most say they are one but they are not. had one do some work he installed the part it fits sent it back , got it butt it needs more work for it to work they dont say any thing till you ask them what a crock of SHHHHH you know, like auto shops hard to find a good one .guess ill do some work my self on it need to move were the belt goes in the action for the larger case. here are some pics old box new box
I haven't seemed to find a bad one! I've delt with a couple on this site and been more than pleased. I paid one smith more than what he ask because he did a stellar job. I usually use a gunplumber in Wellsville, Utah. He tried to only charge me $150 for chambering, crowning and fitting the barrel on my action. Then he took my 6mmAI out and fireformed some rounds. He said, "I was going to the range anyway". Not all of his work has been that cheap but he's always been fair.
I bet you could pick any one of the smiths on this site and be happy.
The secret is to find the best or the best you can afford and then have an ongoing relationship for future projects. The biggest key is to find out how good one is before spending your $$$$ and that is not as easy as it sounds.
If you spend 30 minutes talking to your potential Smith you should have spent many hours doing the research on said Smith. Always want the as my Smith say's "measure twice cut once" and "never gunsmith on a full bladder" guy! LOL
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