Action Truing by Long Rifles inc

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  1. 300 ultra

    300 ultra Well-Known Member

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    Anyone on here jump on the action truing group buy on snipers hide? I was wondering with the amount of work he's doing right now if the quality is still there? If you have, can you please post pics. Thx
     
  2. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering the same thing, will be interesting to see the feedback.
     

  3. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Just my WAG, but precision CNC machines, automation, tooling enhancement, process improvement/quality control and assurance, machining/gunsmithing know how; 2 gunsmiths + 1 apprentice), etc ... lightbulb:D:):cool:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNy7SSYHWsc"]2013 LongRifles, Inc. M700 Accurizing, Barreling, Coating, GROUP BUY - YouTube[/ame]

    If there are any unhappy customers, I'm sure we would have heard about it by now from SH. :rolleyes:

    Just saying ...
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    My guess would be that the quality would still be there in order to keep there reputation.

    Remember, One Aw-$h!t cancels all Atta Boys so a good Smith cant let production effect
    quality.

    The downfall of quality is, production and bottom line.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  5. ST52V

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    I am new here and new to custom rifle work. On a budget and after selling a few things and saving for months I used the group buy. I used a Shillen 6.5 #3 with 1-8 twist. LRI tried up the action, installed the barrel, tried up factory lug, installed tac knob, fluted the bolt, and cerakoted the whole thing. With shipping I have about $800 in it. I could have saved some money but wanted some cool factor. I put it back in the plastic stock and mounted up a vx2 3-9. The picture shows shots 5-10 during brake in with Hornady match 6.5 CM and the 140 amax's. This may not be impressive to some but I am happy. I am not the best shot and believe it will only get better with trigger time, reloads and a better stock or chassis. I hope this helps. Check out their face book page and look at all the stuff they put on there. The best part is the speed ( about 2 1/2 weeks door to door).
     
  6. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Chad,

    Nice to hear from you again. I've always enjoyed your posts and videos.

    Congrats and good luck on furthering your endeavor and wishing you continued success!

    Ed
     
  7. ShtrRdy

    ShtrRdy Well-Known Member

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    I did the LRI group buy two years ago. Chad developed a process which largely takes the human element out of the work. I suspect the end result is still good.

    This rifle started life as a 7mm Rem Mag back in '65. I bought it used in '74. Then two years ago I had it converted to 300 Win Mag. I bought a lightly used HS Precision stock you see. It's been a good shooter.
     

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  8. Garycrow

    Garycrow Well-Known Member

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    I have a 6.5x47L that I did as part of the LRI group buy. It's got a 5R bartlein M24 1-8 twist barrel bedded in a mcmillan A5 stock. It's my most accurate rifle and the work was flawless. I was shooting it today at my 1000 yd gong and it was almost too easy.

    Like another poster said, they've invested in a bunch of CNC equipment and basically got it set up where they can just put the action/barrel in, push a button and it does the rest. The results speak for themselves, what they're doing just flat works. I wouldn't hesitate to send another to them.

    This is the finished rifle. Sorry I don't have any close ups of the action/barreling work itself.

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  9. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    They do some real nice work, up at Longrifles. But there's much more to CNC machining than just "pushing the green button". The machines have an infallible memory in their onboard computer, but a human still has to tell that computer where to start, where to stop, how much of a cut to take and how fast to do it. How much and how fast can be retained in the computer program, as they are cutting the same grade material again and again. So, we're left with where to Start and where to Stop. For those that have done some machining, themselves, consider this; the tenon thread on a Remington 700 is not a "timed" thread, meaning it doesn't start and end at the same place from action to action. The operator/set-up person still has to tell it where that beginning thread is, otherwise, all the threads might be removed. Same would apply to threading, chambering & crowning. The videos are nice, but they certainly don't tell the whole story. "The 'green' button makes it GO, the one with the rabbit on it makes it GO faster, the one with the turtle on it makes it GO slower, and the 'red' one makes it STOP. The flashing RED light tells you.........." I short, there's not microphone, hanging off the side of the computer, where you could just 'tell' the computer what you want. But, give it (the computer) the proper code and parameters to work within and it IS repeatable.
     
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  10. Dgd6mm

    Dgd6mm Well-Known Member

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    Is the group buy for LRI still going on over on Sniper Hide? I understand from friends that Chad Dixon does top tier work, not to mentioned how good there rifles look and shoot.
     
  11. ST52V

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    He has no plans to end it. As of now, it will remain until the end of time.
     
  12. 1snowcat

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    I've done 3 so far (from Longrifles Inc) Chad is a great gunsmith and this GROUP BUY is the best thing to happen to a Remington hands down.

    You wont be sorry!
     
  13. wasgas

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    It is still going, Chad does good work and it looks great too