Here is the deal. I have collected the parts for my first custom build.
I am Emailing around to different smiths finding out prices and return times so I can choose a smith I want to use.
Apparently this is a sensative subject for you gunsmith types as I have recieved more than one Email that basically chewed my butt for asking these questions.
I was a Navy machinist for a decade and although I am not a "gunsmith" the procedures I'm asking for are not complicated by comparison, and the build request is pretty simple. So why I'm getting such whiney, sniveling, hurt ego type replies is beyond me.
So any gunsmiths out there who grasp the concept of customer service, are willing to give me a ball-park quote on your work, and can give me a time frame on when I will get the rifle back let me know if you want the job.
Blueprint customer supplied Remington action Remi 700 short action 300 WSM- -
Chamber 300 WSM / Crown / Fit / customer supplied Brux barrel-
Bead blast finish so nothing shines - -
Install customer supplied 3 port muscle brake, and blend rear of brake to barrel contour -
Open barrel channel if required to ensure full free float of barrel on customer supplied B &C Light Tactical stock-
Full action bed -
And apox. turn around time?
PS the only guy who has given me the time of day has been Kevin from Montour county rifles, he sets the example as far as I'm concerned.