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Unread 01-08-2008, 05:55 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Arkansas
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I've talked to Chris at Longshot Rifles. I know he has a great reputation. Only problem, he's 6 months behind. I know that's a good sign but it doesn't help my situation.
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Unread 01-08-2008, 06:03 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Wyoming
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Many of the smiths mentioned will have somewhere between 3-6 months, sometimes more.
Sometimes just waiting on parts to come in will hold things up combined with being popular since they are turning out a quality product.
Chris does good work. If that is who you want to use be content to wait.
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Unread 01-08-2008, 07:50 PM
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Location: Long Island, New York
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If a gunsmith didn't have any work backed up wouldn't you be concerned as to why?

At one time I used Mike Bryant from Wheeler Texas to build my guns. Mike builds some unbelievably accurate shooters and my last 6.5x284 was one of them. The only problem was that it took him over 1 year to get the rifle done. That's too long for me. Six months for an LSR rifle sounds pretty reasonable to me.

Actually, LSR is shipping my rifles this week. Not sure how long Chris has had them but it was less than 6 months.
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