Originally Posted by gedsar
I got my rifle back and wouldn't sight it in at 100 and the mag box and follower would spit every shell out when I opened the bolt :mad:
So, you had a rifle worked on and this was the result? Was it a well known smith? Did he fix it once the problem was identified? Do not mention names on the forum though!
When our dollar was right up in the 90c well then yes, it might have been cheaper to import a rifle, or even better buy a secondhand one there and import it. Although importing is not cheap as I brought in a Coopers M38 MTV in 20 Vartarg.
If you shop around, keep your eyes out, there is gear secondhand here in Australia that goes for good prices. I know of a top notch component short range BR rifle that sold with 4 barrel for $4000.
Yes I love my custom rifles, but it is addictive. Once you get the first one, the other rifles you have are inferior, and you always reach for the custom. Slowly, the factory rifles faze out and are replaced with customs.
Anyway, all I can say is there is gunsmiths here in Oz that do a great job, build beautiful rifles that shoot great!