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Unread 10-31-2008, 07:56 PM
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Re: Australian Gunsmiths?

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This is what you would end up with.

Custom action, Surgeon or Stiller, McMillan A5 stock, Lilja barrel, Jewell trigger, tactical rings, 20MOA base, Badger M5 bottom metal, PAI or Badger brake, Harris bipod, Nightforce 5.5-22X50 scope.

This is the rifle I sold below.



This is my 6mm Dasher varminter.


CHeers
Wow that is a nice Dasher I bet you set a ranfe reccord with it using 87gr V Max projectiles. Lawton 7500 1.360" action dual port, lawton 8 twist barrel, jewell trigger, Sehane baby tracker stock. pillar bedded with true oil finish. I'll bet I am right. It was a pleasure to help Geoff work on your rifle.

Ps heard it was up for sale $5100 aust? why are you selling it?

Cheers Bill
Australia

PS the smith is

Geoff Grenfell
Grenfell Armouring Service
26 Bell Street
Bendigo
Victoria 3555
Australia
0354413380
0800598905
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    Unread 11-14-2008, 09:22 PM
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    Re: Australian Gunsmiths?

    Im looking for one myself with a .338 RUM reamer, down in Victoria.
    Any ideas?
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    Unread 11-14-2008, 11:48 PM
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    Re: Australian Gunsmiths?

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    Im looking for one myself with a .338 RUM reamer, down in Victoria.
    Any ideas?
    PM Replied if you could come up and have a lok at things that would be the best and bring your rifle to measure up

    Cheers Bill
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    Unread 11-15-2008, 12:11 AM
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    Re: Australian Gunsmiths?

    I recently had an unforgettable experiance with a smith. If you plan on getting your dream gun built don't be stupid like me and take someones word for it becasue they sound like they are an expert on a forum like this one. Do your research, ask for testimonials, photos, warranty etc. Also have everything you want put in writing and get them to send you a list back, don't rely on phone conversations like I did.
    Look seriously at getting a US smith to build one for you, my mate had Carlock build him an edge which is schmick for a good price, and there wasn't that much stuffing around with paperwork, imports etc.

    Last edited by gedsar; 11-16-2008 at 03:33 AM.
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    Unread 11-15-2008, 06:26 AM
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    Re: Australian Gunsmiths?

    thought break.name and shame him mate.iv heard of a few guys who prefer american gunsmiths do thier work.
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    Unread 11-17-2008, 02:08 AM
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    Re: Australian Gunsmiths?

    Thanks for the advice everyone. I was considering going the US route, however the crashing dollar has put that on hold:(. I think I will just make do for now and look at it again when the dollar picks up.
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    Unread 11-17-2008, 02:33 AM
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    Re: Australian Gunsmiths?

    You guys are kidding me right??? Have a rifle built in the US......

    We have some very good gunsmiths here in Australia, on par with any of the best around the world... You do not need to go else where...

    You want a good smith, get onto Australian forums that have short range, 500m Fly, and 1000yd competitors, and see who builds their rifles.

    I have these, or they are currently being built...

    6mmPPC, Stiller Diamondback drop port, Kelby stock
    6mm Dasher, Stolle Panda microport, Shehane Tracker stock
    6mm Dasher, Lawton 7500 dual port, Shehane ST-BR
    6mm Dasher, BAT 3 lug dual port, Kelby stock
    308W, Surgeon, McMillan A5
    300WSM, Stiller TAC300.

    All these rifle are/will be built on high quality components, and put together here in Australia. I am a custom rifle freak.. I love them.

    I also have results to prove they shoot....

    Dont let anyone tell you that there is no quality smiths here in Australia.... there is.... You just need to know who, and dont use backyard hacks, which could be in any country.

    Cheers
    AI
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