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Old 04-05-2010, 03:13 PM
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Re: Need help with the dream gun

i have nothing but time, i will be in Iraq for another 10 months or so.

i just want to know when i should order and who from.

And more ideas couldnt hurt. its my first build so i want to do it right.
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:40 PM
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Re: Need help with the dream gun

It's not uncommon to wait a year or so. Once you've nailed down what you want, select a smith, then the smith can give you an approxiamate date.
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:18 PM
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Re: Need help with the dream gun

Another question, is it better for me to buy all the parts and then hire someone to build it, or just tell someone what i want and let them do it?

Any other gunsmiths have a price, suggestion, idea, maybe some pictures, and some references of people i can talk to?
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:43 PM
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Re: Need help with the dream gun

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i have nothing but time, i will be in Iraq for another 10 months or so.

i just want to know when i should order and who from.

And more ideas couldnt hurt. its my first build so i want to do it right.

Where you at bud? I worked all over that _hit hole with the spooks for 3 years.

Stay safe. Indirect fire is a biche!
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:56 PM
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Re: Need help with the dream gun

"Doing it right" means different things to different people.


This is H/S as you buy it;








Mine:

Freshly bedded Stolle Swindlehurst 22LR bench gun before heading to the paint shop for Cobalt Blue base and Platinum Ghost flames. (still waiting on painter)





300-338 Lapua Magnum stock. 5 year old gun and the bedding still shines. . .




Recently delivered 6.5-284 coyote rifle



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Old 04-05-2010, 07:15 PM
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Re: Need help with the dream gun

Off topic:

Currently i am in Baghdad (2010-? second tour) intel work

last time i was all over the place from the syrian border in the north to the kuwait border in the south. cav. scout (2003-04, first tour)

so far its not bad.
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:49 PM
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Re: Need help with the dream gun

Nuttylemur, IMHO I would not buy all the parts. It's ok to have a well researched and thought out list of parts but, after I select a smith I would communicate what your looking for including your reccomended parts list and then let the smith give it a once over...ya never know, you don't want to spend the money on a particular part only to find out there's a better way or part or something. Just my 2 cents, hopefully Chad and others will weigh in with their thoughts.
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