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Old 01-04-2008, 03:31 PM
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How do I find a good Gunsmith?

There are listings everywhere you go, how do you know which ones are worth their salt? I'm looking for one that specializes in long range guns. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:49 PM
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Well, we have several right here who post regularly:
Shawn Carlock, Kirby Allen, Dave Viers to list a few.
Greg Tannel is another one, who is not on this site who has done several LR projects for me.
Please note, there are a couple of other guys on the site that do good work, but I just haven't happened to have used them.
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:21 PM
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Chris Mathews is in Garden City, Mo. excellent long range smith.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:55 AM
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Todd Bettin of Bettin Custom Guns in Iwoa is building a 338 Lapua for me right now. He is really easy to work with and a good sence of humor. I have really enjoyed working with him and he has kept me update to his progress the with email and pictures through out the project. I have not gotten the rifle from him yet and I would definately work with him again.

I have done some work with Shawn Carlock but he has not built a rifle for me. Shawn has been very responsive as well and his rates are very reasonable.

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Old 01-05-2008, 03:40 AM
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gunsmiths

Nate at straightshotgunsmithing.com has done some work for me recently, and I am quite impressed with both the workmanship, and also dealings with him. I will be sending him more work shortly. He posts here under 308nate.
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Call Kirby Allen it's that eze.
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Old 01-06-2008, 03:26 PM
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Chris Matthews @ LongShot Rifles has reworked a few of my rifles and is currently building me a 300 RUM from a Rem 700 LSS and a .308 off of a Lawton 7000 action. Chris can be reached @ 816 773-6500.

Think I'm happy with his work? :>)
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