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Old 09-08-2012, 08:58 PM
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Rifle builder that lets you build you're own rifle

A few days ago I was reading about a custom rifle builder that will let you build your rifle in his shop for $1000.00 plus parts but for the life of me I can't remember his name.
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:11 PM
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Re: Rifle builder that lets you build you're own rifle

Don't know cost or specifics but I believe Gordy Gritters does something of that nature.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:26 AM
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Re: Rifle builder that lets you build you're own rifle

I had not seen that one but it looks good also, the one I read about on this site somewhere is a week long class where you build you're own rifle in the riflebuilders own shop and take it home with you.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:29 AM
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Re: Rifle builder that lets you build you're own rifle

Gunsmithing Class - Gradous Rifles
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:56 AM
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Re: Rifle builder that lets you build you're own rifle

KRP, thanks for the link. Mr. Gradous has a beautiful shop. (And a lot of patience I think). I can't imagine guiding anyone through a build in my cluttered little shop. I'd have to move the anvil out of the way, and it would probably disturb the owls living in the rafters.

Thanks again. I didn't know anyone did this. I think it's great!

Good thread WK.

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Old 09-09-2012, 03:34 PM
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Re: Rifle builder that lets you build you're own rifle

Thanks guy's
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:27 PM
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Re: Rifle builder that lets you build you're own rifle

Lowlight did a review of Gradous and the process. It's published on snipers hide. I'm thinking it would be interesting to most guys but once they saw what it took would elect to save their time and money and just have it done. Especially if you crashed the lathe, wrecked an action or barrel. All it takes is one turn of a handle the wrong direction or a split second late. Kind of takes the fun out of doing it yourself. I doubt a novice gets to do much more than watch and stir epoxy.

Reminds me of a sign I saw that went something like this.

Labor rate:
$50 per hour
$75 if you watch
$100 if you help

My hat's off to Gradous. When we have visitors our production goes to a crawl due to having to reply to every question or suggestion.
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