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Old 11-09-2013, 05:29 PM
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Re: How to handle problems with gunsmith?

Your barrel is junk. Dont know why or how but she might shoot enough for to do two hundred but on this forum that is junk. Pay the smith learn your lesson, let others know your exp of erience truthfully and call chad dixon longrifles in south dakota, if he has or can get a tube will be fast turnaround. Good luck

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Old 11-12-2013, 12:49 AM
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Re: How to handle problems with gunsmith?

I appreciate all of the replies. The reason I am mad about this situation is because I asked a "Professional" his opinion on this gun. I thought it might be shot out, but not sure. If I would have saw the barrel that looked like this, I would have told the customer that he shouldn't be putting more money in this rifle and it needed a new barrel. Instead he led me to believe everything was good and we even pillar bedded this turd. I went and talked to them about it and that didn't get me anywhere. Just everybody mad. I have since went and bought a new rifle, 338-378 Weatherby, and have moved on. I will look at getting a new barrel on this rifle next spring and start all over.

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Thomas
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:14 PM
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Re: How to handle problems with gunsmith?

Howdy. I see its been awhile since you bought that big, bad 338 378 Weatherby! How are you and it getting along ?! I'm building one, or trying to, anyway. And that is how I got here- I'm having having trouble with the smith, and not sure how to proceed. He is (by all accounts) talented; he just has stopped communicating w me. Won't answer his phone, or return calls, or answer emails. All of which frustrate me to no end. I'm thinking of giving him one more week of silence on my part, then try contacting him, and if no response continues, go and collect my stuff. He's had my action since May, and all the parts since Sept 13. If anyone can supply some kind of insight here, on this site, I would really appreciate it. I'm pulling the last of my hair out, and i dont really want to upset the guy, you know? Thanks, Gregg
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:28 PM
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Re: How to handle problems with gunsmith?

call the smith from a new number, use a fake name and make an appointment to meet at his shop to discuss a new build. Show up and get your stuff.
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:47 PM
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Re: How to handle problems with gunsmith?

Hey, thats a dang good idea ! Thanks!
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Old 11-17-2013, 02:00 PM
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Re: How to handle problems with gunsmith?

I don't know when hunting season is in Arizona but in Oregon it was deer all last month and now elk through next weekend. Not much gunsmithing getting done when the smith hunts.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:05 PM
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Re: How to handle problems with gunsmith?

Thanks for the reply, and yeah, I realize that. Our rifle seasons end in Dec, and for that reason I'm trying to remain calm, and not make waves or make him mad. It doesn't seem reasonable, to me, to not take a min to answer an email. Am I wrong ? And am I being a pain by trying to stay in contact ? It's not like I call him every day....mostly once every week or two. Went 8 weeks, and no contact from me, in the begining. Are all rifle builders that busy at this time of year ? I don't know, is why I'm searching for input. Thanks again
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