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Unread 10-11-2012, 04:58 PM
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Re: Gun builder/gunsmith needed

I use a smith in Odessa Tx. he is a benchrest shooter and has rebarreled 2 rifles for me in the past. He is doing a 308 for me right know and it should be ready any day. If you want some contact info let me know.
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    Unread 11-06-2012, 08:00 PM
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    Re: Gun builder/gunsmith needed

    Dennis Olson of Plains, Montana the BEST!!!!!
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    Unread 11-06-2012, 08:12 PM
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    Re: Gun builder/gunsmith needed

    Originally Posted by Wkerat View Post
    If you are willing to mail it contact Kevin Cram at Montour County Rifles. I just picked up a full custom 300 win mag from him and it is top notch!
    He'll build my next rifle IF he has room for new customer.
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    Unread 11-06-2012, 10:27 PM
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    Re: Gun builder/gunsmith needed

    Originally Posted by Driller54 View Post
    Hey guys was wandering if ya'll could throw out some contacts that build some good lr rifles? Have a rem 721 action wanting to rebarrel for 6.5x284norma, new stock, trigger etc. Considered the gunwerks services but havnt heard anything at all about their work. Im sure its great but want to explore some options. Live in new mexico so if i could find a long range builder/smith out west would be great!

    Do yourself a great big favor and mail any rifle you want reworked by an expert and send it to Dave Bruno in Dayton, PA: 814-257-8089. He will build to your request. Tell him Derek sent you. Wait time is reasonable as is price and the end results have proven themselves to me at the range and in the field.
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    Unread 11-07-2012, 01:37 AM
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    Re: Gun builder/gunsmith needed

    I'm gonna throw out another one here.

    Len Backus, Long Range Rifles LLC. Right here on this site.

    I ordered a 6.5-284, and it was in my hands within 2 weeks of talking with Len about it!! He uses sponsors of the website, so I don't exactly know who built my rifle; but it arrived in short order, and was capable of sub 1/2 moa with the load that Len suggested (I worked up to it with caution as always, but the sweet spot was within 1/2 grn powder and .005-010" OAL of what he suggested).

    The rifle looks great IMO, and is just the right balance of lightweight for all around use, and necessary accuracy for shots on big game out to maybe 900 yds. Just my opinion, but if I am going to shoot beyond 900 yds on game, I am wanting a much heavier rifle and a much bigger cartridge. The 6.5-284 with 140 VLD at 3000'/sec. is just the ticket for deer out to 900 and elk out to 700 at my altitudes and IMO.............Broadside proper shot placement of course.

    I can shoot the gun 30 rounds a day for 5 days straight and not feel the need at all for a muzzle break. The more we can practice, the better we'll be.

    This isn't the first gun I've bought from Len, I took his used 243AI off his hands, and it shoots great. Even with a different load than he suggested, it is plain easy to hit soda cans at 400 yds when fireforming cases from 243 to 243AI.

    Here are some 100, 200 and 700 yd groups from the 6.5-284 just a week after getting the rifle. They've been posted before, but once I got pictures everything else was on steel or game.
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    Unread 11-07-2012, 06:10 PM
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    Re: Gun builder/gunsmith needed

    You might want to call Ray Montgomery in Grand Junction, Colorado at 970-434-6162 or Truman Wilson in Delta, Colorado at 970-874-3030. Good luck!
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    Unread 11-21-2012, 08:42 AM
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    Re: Gun builder/gunsmith needed

    I've used Robert Gradous here in georgia and he is top notch. 5 shots in the same hole at 250 yards out of my 7mm STW. Really nice guy and very knowledgable. Also look up Greg tannel (gretan rifles) he's really good as well.
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