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Old 01-14-2009, 04:26 PM
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Save a little Spend a lot

Well it happened again someone tried to save a little money and ended up
losing the whole rifle.

Recently I found a rifle for sale at a very good price and knew something was
wrong but knew the action was worth more than I would pay for it.

After looking it over I found the problem.

The rifle was a teflon coated 700 Remingtion with a HS Precision stock and a muzzel
break.

Someone had "Tryed" to install the muzzel break with out the proper tools and was not
succesfull .

The first clue was that the baffel had been removed ( A sure sign that it was misaligned).

They had threaded the barrel tenon 1/2" 20 thread,standard breaks have a 28 TPI if
it is 1/2 ".

The next thing I found was that the threads in the break had been taped using a hand
tap and was cocked 1/8 of an inch at the muzzel explaining the removal of the baffel.

The bullet was still striking the break even after the baffel had been removed destroying
accuracy ( The reason for selling the rifle )

The man ruined a $1100.oo rifle to save a few bucks installing a break by himself or
having someone who called himself a "Gunsmith" install it.

Even though installing a break is simple it must be done right !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love to do stuff my self but if I don't have the proper tools or the skills I will have someone
that does do it and spend the money.

So be carefull when you have any work done, and you check out the "SMITH" and talk to his
customers to find out what his work is like so this won't happen to you. And as they say
(Don't try this at home) unless you are qualified.

The action cost me $300.oo dollars so I didn't lose any thing but he did.

Amazing

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Old 01-14-2009, 04:46 PM
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Re: Save a little Spend a lot

Well, it worked out for you lol! the guy was probably happy to find a "sucker" to buy the rifle and you got a good stock and action for a good price
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:14 PM
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Re: Save a little Spend a lot

Good advice....and a good deal, for you. Congrats on a good buy.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:46 AM
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Re: Save a little Spend a lot

Hey guys

The point was that bad gunsmithing can be expensive and dangerous.

I knew I could'nt go wrong with the action because I looked it over first
and he though he would recover a small amount of his investment buy
selling a "good shooter" (his words not mine) to some schmuck that did'nt
know better.

So look out for those deals that seem to good to be true because they probably
are and really watch for out for shoddy gunsmithing.

If this had happened to person that did not know what he was getting it could
have been dangerous or at worst very dissapointing.

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