Prairie Gunworks...........

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mindcrime, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. mindcrime

    mindcrime Well-Known Member

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    Whatever happened to them?!? They had a wildcat based on the .408 CheyTac necked down to a .338 that I am interested in. Now, their website is not available? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
  2. Richard338

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    They are now PGWDTI.com defense tech Inc since they got a big government contract for the new sniper rifles.
     

  3. mindcrime

    mindcrime Well-Known Member

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    They are now PGWDTI.com defense tech Inc since they got a big government contract for the new sniper rifles.

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    THANKS!!! Would you happen to know if they still sell to civilians?!? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
  4. Mikecr

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    Just friendly advice..Do not dump your money in PGW's venture. You'll end up toasted, like me.

    They will flat out keep your money.
     
  5. Richard338

    Richard338 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that they are doing much civilian work right now, but you could try emailing them. I've always been happy with their work.
     
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    coupalr Well-Known Member

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    I live 300 miles from them and they do not discriminate between civilian and military. They will accept money from either source.
     
  7. Kman

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    Hi,

    just curious what kind of problem you had with them?
     
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    Mindcrime -- my gunsmith has the 338-408 reamer and ability to make dies as well, and he is in PA, not canada...

    Mark King: 717-834-6284

    JB
     
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    mindcrime Well-Known Member

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    Mindcrime -- my gunsmith has the 338-408 reamer and ability to make dies as well, and he is in PA, not canada...

    Mark King: 717-834-6284

    JB

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    I am thinking purchasing one of the new CZ550 Safari Magnums chambered in .505 Gibbs to base mine on (I already have one in .416). I'm even thinking of double recoil lugging it---one on the barrel like a Remington, and the factory one on the bottom of the factory action. By bedding BOTH, it should be rock solid!

    About the reamer---Do you happen to know how long the throat is, what is the shoulder angle, and does it have minimum taper? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  10. mindcrime

    mindcrime Well-Known Member

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    BTW, I am wanting to build a "carry-able" version (27 inch barrel), not a 40+ benchrest rifle. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    it is improved and 35degree i think -- call him, I just talked to him...

    not sure on throat.

    I wouldnt double lug it if you want it to shoot well, no reason to.

    It will pound the piss out of you in a carry package...though fitting and armalite ar-30 brake may help a bit.

    If you are wanting a carry rifle, i would go no further than the 338 Lapua personally...

    YMMV,
    JB
     
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    it is improved and 35degree i think -- call him, I just talked to him...

    not sure on throat.

    I wouldnt double lug it if you want it to shoot well, no reason to.

    It will pound the piss out of you in a carry package...though fitting and armalite ar-30 brake may help a bit.

    If you are wanting a carry rifle, i would go no further than the 338 Lapua personally...

    YMMV,
    JB

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    A 35 degree shoulder sounds great! Even though I don't consider myself recoil shy (I shoot a load of 110gr. RL-22 pushing a 325 Barnes X from my Rigby from the PRONE position off a Harris bipod instead of off the bench /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif), I had already planned on a Holland Quick Discharge muzzle brake so that would help in the recoil department. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  13. mindcrime

    mindcrime Well-Known Member

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    Just friendly advice..Do not dump your money in PGW's venture. You'll end up toasted, like me.

    They will flat out keep your money.

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    <font color="red">Thanks for the insight. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif It's sad, their rifles are to my taste. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif </font>
     
  14. Charles A

    Charles A Well-Known Member

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    mindcrime where are you at in Midd. Tenn?