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Unread 07-22-2013, 12:41 PM
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Are there any good Gunsmiths that aren't booked up?

I have a Remington 700 LA in 7mm RemMag that I would like to have a new barrel put on. I would supply the gun, a new Kreiger 5r blank and a brake so the only wait time would be for the machinework/gunsmithing. It will still be a few weeks out before I have the funds but I would like to know what my options are. I'm located in Ohio but I can travel or ship everything. Also, about how much $ am I looking at to get this completed? (ballpark)

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    Unread 07-29-2013, 04:33 PM
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    Re: Are there any good Gunsmiths that aren't booked up?

    Any sugestions on anything else I should do as this build is going together? I don't want to have any regrets when this is finished. So far these are the things I intend to have done for sure.

    1. Action Trued
    2. Barrel installed with heavy duty recoil lug
    3. Upgrade the trigger and stock

    I'll probably go with a Rifle Basix trigger. ( I have one on my 308 and I like it pretty well ) I'm not really settled on a stock yet. Possibly an HS Precision Sendero or a B&C M40.


    I'd appreciate any advise.

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    Unread 07-29-2013, 07:19 PM
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    Re: Are there any good Gunsmiths that aren't booked up?

    "any other suggestions"

    Yes - I would not bother truing up an action and installing a match grade barrel on a rifle that has not been properly bedded.

    The 3 B's of accuracy:

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    Unread 07-29-2013, 09:51 PM
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    Re: Are there any good Gunsmiths that aren't booked up?

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    I'd appreciate any advise.
    Thanks,
    Jon
    You might contact LongRifles Inc and see what they have to say. They do a few of these per day.
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    Unread 08-07-2013, 07:18 PM
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    Re: Are there any good Gunsmiths that aren't booked up?

    Try these guys. The are great builders and turn around is fairly quick. Right now a month or less.

    http://www.performancerifles.com/
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    Unread 08-15-2013, 10:26 PM
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    Re: Are there any good Gunsmiths that aren't booked up?

    I'm sending the gun & barrel off tomorrow to the gunsmith. I purchased a B&C M40 stock. The only details I need to hash out now is if I should have it threaded for a muzzle break while he has it. The gun will mostly be shooting steel. Is a break really needed? The recoil didn't bother me in the factory stock so I would assume with the heavier stock & barrel it won't be an issue. Thoughts?
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    Unread 08-16-2013, 05:35 AM
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    Re: Are there any good Gunsmiths that aren't booked up?

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    I'm sending the gun & barrel off tomorrow to the gunsmith. I purchased a B&C M40 stock. The only details I need to hash out now is if I should have it threaded for a muzzle break while he has it. The gun will mostly be shooting steel. Is a break really needed? The recoil didn't bother me in the factory stock so I would assume with the heavier stock & barrel it won't be an issue. Thoughts?
    If you are OK with the felt recoil and can see the bullet impact on your target on your scope then don't.

    IIWY, I'd have a muzzle brake installed (an average thread and install is ~$100 + cost of MB) ... being able to see the bullet impact the target on your scope is priceless ... JMHO.

    Good luck and happy safe shooting/hunting.
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