gunsmith review , hire with no worries

Discussion in 'Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc.' started by dug, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. dug

    dug Well-Known Member

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    i'd like to throw a plug out to a gunsmith that is a sponser here , i hired him to do some work for me after talking to him a few times on the phone about what components to use and reamer design.
    i found him very helpfull and patient with me .
    when the rifles were done he shipped them to me , and that's when the problem started .
    the shipping agent took NO care in the delivery process and damage to my new barreled action was mostly cosmetic , but there was a few deep dents and scratches . i called the smith and i was very impressed on the attitude he took on the whole situation . you learn the most about people when the chips are down . he IS truely concerned about his customers satisfaction !!
    he sent me a shipping label and paid for the return shipping to him and fixed the damage and shipped it back to me , the turn around time was 8 days , with shipping time .
    he did an excellent job on the fix and made sure i was satisfied with the outcome.
    he has earned my future biusness .
    i can tell you if your planning a build , or just looking to buy some of his inventory, buy with confidence. he will go above and beyond to make you happy .

    now to top that , all that happened 2 weeks ago , this past wkend i got the time to shoot the new rig after fitting the stock to it , and it shoots very well , so his craftsmanship is right on also .

    the smith : "barreled by harold "
    www.haroldsgunsmithing.com


    most of the time you only here about the bad deals people have , so i thought i'd even it up some and let you all know about a stand up man that knows how to build a rifle .

    thanks for your time
    DUG
     
  2. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    Why would you allow him to pay the shipping and do the repairs for no charge if the damage was caused by the shipping company?
     

  3. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    Harold Fredd and Greg Young are two of the best in the business.
    Harold has been at it for quite a few years; he certainly knows his way around the lathe.
    I've stocked a few barreld actions that came from Harold and his attention to detail is quite apparent in the finished product.
     
  4. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    This is great to hear. Harold is doing a barreled action for me right now. I hope to have it and shoot it soon. I will post results asap.
     
  5. dug

    dug Well-Known Member

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    as a reply to why would i let him pay for the return shipping ... he insistead it to be that way , and it was quicker to get the problem resolved and the rifle back to me for the caribou trip the last wk in aug. waiting for a claim onthe shipping company would only take more time to resolve.
     
  6. dug

    dug Well-Known Member

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    update on the rifle , after some load developing the rifle holds 1/2 moa or less at 500 yrds. i'm very happy !
     

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  7. NMcCullough

    NMcCullough Well-Known Member

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    I'm liking the looks of the rifle. Care to share some specs?
     
  8. dug

    dug Well-Known Member

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    stillar predator S/A single shot
    brux #6 fluted 1 in 8.5 at 28"
    6.5 wsm with chamber reamed for 140 vld's
    i'm necking down norma 270 wsm brass
    rifle basics trigger
    mc millan 60% black ,30% red,10% orange lazzeroni sproter
    i like the palm swell and cast off , it puts my eye right behind the scope perfect,
    and the hi cheek piece , adds some style to the rifle.
    allum. pillar bedded with devcon
    husky scope 5-20 x 50
    20 moa stillar base
    gun wieghs just under 11 lbs
    shots 140 vld 3100 average fps
    3/8 - 1/2 moa i'm shootin 2"- 2 1/2 " at 500 yrds dead calm morning
    best grp was 3/4 " at 300 yrds i feel that was lucky , it didn't happen again .

    i'm looking for a moa turret for the huskemaw scope.
    i can post better pic if you want , i know the color didn't really show