Oregon Gunsmith Recommendations

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Tumbleweed, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys. Well, my Rem 700 300 Rum is officially shot out and I'm in need of a highly qualified Smith in the Portland, Oregon area. I decided to stay with the 300 Rum and will be putting on a 12.4 heavy palma 30" broughten 5C barrel. I want to throat if for 230 grain Hybrid Targets and would like a match chamber along with some truing/blueprinting. The barrel channel in the wood stock will most likely need to be opened up and it will also need a muzzle break. We have a couple of gunsmiths locally but I really want a smith who has a lot of experience with this particular caliber/combo and what I want to accomplish (not someone who asks me what a 230 Hybrid Target is). I don't want to be a guinea pig, been there done that. If all else fails I can ship the rifle out but really want to stay as close to home as possible. Any suggestions?
    Jesse
     
  2. Spuds

    Spuds Well-Known Member

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    Not exactly in the Portland area, but I've never heard anything but good about work from Darrel Holland in Powers OR.
     

  3. BearDog

    BearDog Well-Known Member

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    If you want to head up into WA a couple hours, Brett Evans in Bonney Lake has been highly recommended to me by numerous people.
     
  4. squirrelduster

    squirrelduster Well-Known Member

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    Call Shawn at Straight Shooter Supply.
    Goes by Hired Gun on here.
    Did a great job on a barrel for me. He's on the Coast North Bend Oregon (541)297-5600. Did a great job on some Ceracoat for me too.
     
  5. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I've already been going back and forth with Shawn. He seems to be the man for the job.
     
  6. Bob L.

    Bob L. Well-Known Member

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    Curt's archery and custom guns in Sutherlin, Oregon. he does a good job and all the guns he has built that I have seen or own shoot.