Need a gunsmith who has time to build my rifle * Anyone interested?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by BlueDolphin, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. BlueDolphin

    BlueDolphin Member

    Sep 12, 2005
    I am looking for a gunsmith who can machine a 1.25" bull barrel for a long range rifle I am building. Or who can suggest to me what barrel to use for my new rifle.

    The rifle will be based from an old hunting rifle that I have.

    Here are the parts that I already have to work with:
    Stock Remington 700BDL 7mm mag receiver (parkerized bolt).
    Choate stock
    Harris folding bi-pod
    6-24x40mm Mil Dot scope (illuminated)
    Rings - heavy duty/high quality

    I can send some..... or all of the above for you to work with.

    I will be shooting mostly target, but would like a rifle that I could take into the field for a very rare/occasional hunt, if you feel a barrel/rifle can be crafted to do both. If you don't feel that a barrel can be machined that will service both needs, than I want to go with a target barrel/rifle at this time.

    I am considering a brake either threaded or machined depending on your recommendations.

    The round that I will be most interested in shooting will be in the 168 grain flavor. So I was thinking 9-10" twist.

    I am a novice to long range shooting, so by all means do not worry about offending me or hurting my feelings. I am open to your qualified suggestions.

    As for length of barrel, I am wide open. 30"? Weight is not a concern on this particular rifle. Accuracy is.

    I have a real desire to pursue learning and developing my long range shooting skills. I have had guns for a big part of my life, but fell away from the enjoyment of shooting. Long range shooting has sparked an excitement in me again!

    I need a gunsmith who can help me to choose the right barrel, and who can put it all together for me.

    Let me know what else you need.

    Thanks for anyone who takes time to post.
  2. DaddyRabbit

    DaddyRabbit Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2005

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  4. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

    Jun 12, 2004

    I am taking new rifle projects. Send me an e-mail if you want so see some of my work or ask the boys here.

    Kirby Allen(50)
  5. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

    Dec 7, 2004
    If you want exreme performance, look no further that Mr. Allen and his Allen Mags!!!
  6. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

    Jun 12, 2001
    I expect that I will have Kirby build me a gun sometime after the first of the year. Depends on tuition costs to get the last child out of the house. I am picking up pennies off the sidewalk to save up for it and stockpiling parts.

    I really do not believe you can go wrong with Kirby, Shawn or Chris. We have all seen their guns shoot.
  7. ECC

    ECC Member

    Aug 31, 2003
    John Meyer with Custom Gunsmithing in Boise VA is an excellent gunsmith. He builds quite a few custom long range rigs and is pretty well known in the 1000 yard circle. His phone number is 540-837-2598. Good luck!
  8. Agunner012

    Agunner012 Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2003
    Shoot me an email, we've had 5 custom rifles built in the past 3 years and I will be happy to share the details with you.

    Agunner012 @ aol(dot)com