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Old 02-09-2009, 08:44 PM
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Straight Shot Gunsmithing - endorsement

I offer this as an endorsement for SSGunsmithing.

I just returned from a couple fantastic weeks spent with Nathan Dagley and his family. Nate was kind enough to allow me to come visit to learn something of the gunsmithing trade. I was made as welcome as family and treated as an honored guest. Nathans wife, Elizabeth is a superb cook! I'm afraid I couldn't help being something of a glutton.

Between admiring Nathans work and feeding myself to immobility, Nate and I conducted experiments to determine which calls on the market are the most effective at frightening coyotes out to ranges we deign to shoot at. I am happy to report, nearly every call we tried had the desired effect of moving the coyotes away from us.

On to the endorsement: To say I am impressed by Nate and his work is a gross understatement. We shot his latest caliber, the 300Jazz (I believe). This rifle / cartridge easily attained 1/3 moa out to 750 without load development, and in far less than ideal conditions. Nate is an avid and skilled gunsmith. He truly loves what he does and strives for perfection in his work. When shopping for your next smith, don't overlook this modest man. I guarantee you'll be pleased.

Nate, thanks for the great time! I imagine I've embarassed you a bit here. Ha!
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:17 PM
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Re: Straight Shot Gunsmithing - endorsement

I'll second that endorsement.

I never spent time with Nate in person, but have spent allot of time on the phone with him. He is modest for sure.

I have had barreled actions in my shop from that came from him, so I can attest to his craftsmanship.

I have sent customers to him without hesitation, and they have been completely satisfied.

Keep up the good work Nate.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:44 PM
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Re: Straight Shot Gunsmithing - endorsement

I to would like to take the chance to brag on the professionalism and ability of this man. He just completed a 7wsm for me that has by far surpassed my expectations. It was really great to work with such a honest and sincere person that was not affraid of going the extra mile for his customers!

Thank you very much Nathen,

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Old 02-09-2009, 09:46 PM
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Re: Straight Shot Gunsmithing - endorsement

+1 more for Nate. He's top notch; not only does he build fine rifles, but will take the time to discuss any gun build questions you may have, so he can build you exactly what you want.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:48 PM
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Re: Straight Shot Gunsmithing - endorsement

I am unimpressed.
I called Nathan the 8th or 9th of January and inquired about having him time and attach a bolt handle for a Phoenix action and how long it would take. Nathan said it would be 2 weeks. So I mailed the receiver bolt and handle the 9th of January. I still have not seen it that is one month today.
When someone gives me a time frame I expect them to deliver in that time frame.

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Old 02-09-2009, 10:10 PM
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Re: Straight Shot Gunsmithing - endorsement

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I am unimpressed.
I called Nathan the 8th or 9th of January and inquired about having him time and attach a bolt handle for a Phoenix action and how long it would take. Nathan said it would be 2 weeks. So I mailed the receiver bolt and handle the 9th of January. I still have not seen it that is one month today.
When someone gives me a time frame I expect them to deliver in that time frame.

James
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James have you talked to him about this i know that nate will come through.


i am currently having Nathan at SSG build me 2 rifles, we are on number 6 and 7 in 3 year. he has always come through. i am also lucky enough to call him a fiend as i shoot with him during the summer. he is very modest, even when he kicks my butt at f class he stills says he gets lucky. Nathan is 1 of the best that i have met and had rifles built buy.
Rifels
22-250AI 1/4 moa
6x47 lapua 1/4moa
6.5x284 1/4moa
7mmwsm 1/4moa
308 palma just got this month havent barrel broke
6x47 is being built im sure it will be a tack driver
300 rum being built right now no question this will be sweet.
thats what makes nate so great to work with.He strives to make custemers happy.
THanks nate cant wait for the next rifles rto get here.....
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:28 PM
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Re: Straight Shot Gunsmithing - endorsement

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I am unimpressed.
I called Nathan the 8th or 9th of January and inquired about having him time and attach a bolt handle for a Phoenix action and how long it would take. Nathan said it would be 2 weeks. So I mailed the receiver bolt and handle the 9th of January. I still have not seen it that is one month today.
When someone gives me a time frame I expect them to deliver in that time frame.

James
James,

I am truly sorry for not making the time frame we talked about.I usually set all the actions and bolts on the bench until I get them done so they are in sight, in mind.
Somehow your receiver got set with a bunch of receivers I was waiting on bolts for, and after reading this post I checked over my receivers and found it. Again I am truly sorry. I thought I was currently all caught up with bolt handle attaching.
I truly feel terrible about this, it will get shipped out tomorrow if I can get to town as we are supposed to get up to 14 inches of snow tonight.

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