Recommend gunsmith in Nor Cal Sac area

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by rockslut, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. rockslut

    rockslut Active Member

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    I need a muzzle brake put on and i dont want any old guy with a tap and dye doing it. Any reputable smiths in Northern California. I just figured this would be a good place to ask. Thanks, Mike
     
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    I can't vouch for anybody in Cali but I know a great smith in North Dakota.

    Any particular reason that you don't want to ship it out? their is only one guy thats anywhere close to me that I would trust to machine on my barrel and he's pretty hard to get hold to for work , I think he's pretty much just building a few BR guns and thats it , so without access to a lathe to do the work myself I ship my guns to Nathen Dagley of Striat Shot Gunsmithing. His board handel here is "308nate" , hell for the price of gas its cheaper to ship the gun 2000 miles than to drive 100 !!
     

  3. rockslut

    rockslut Active Member

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    Thats a good point James. Diesel is running $3.15 a gal here. That sucks!!
    I was going to have Nathens brake put on my gun. I guess no better guy to do it then the guy who makes is. I was just hoping to save $60.00 on round trip shipping. Thanks for the reply, Mike
     
  4. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    Reed Mosser was/is doing some muzzlebrake's he's a board member here .
    He'll do it the day he gets it unless he got swamped .


    He has a lot of expierence w/big 22's.
     
  5. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Jack Huntington in Grass Valley Cal.. You will not be dissapointed......[​IMG] 530-268-6877
     
  6. BrandonA

    BrandonA Well-Known Member

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    didn't realize so many people were from this area on here ;)
     
  7. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    I first met Jack when he Lived in Lancaster,Ca. He has built all of my big bore revolvers and a few rifles for me...
    My 300 Win. was built by Jack

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    These are a couple of the groups that this rifle has shot
    They are 300 Yard groups


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  8. guns_and_labs

    guns_and_labs Well-Known Member

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    Anthony Pettiti in San Lorenzo does really good work, though he tends to run in benchrest crowds. He advertises in Precision Shooting, and will do small jobs like brakes, or full on benchrest rigs.

    Then there's Jerry Rice with NorCal Precision in American Canyon. I don't know if he does piece work, but I have a 6x284 of his that's way better than I am.

    Neither in Sac area, but maybe American Canyon works?
     
  9. Dead Beat

    Dead Beat Well-Known Member

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    jerry rice is the smith Lija recomends for there barrles around your area

    JIM
     
  10. rockslut

    rockslut Active Member

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    Thanks for the heads up guys. I ended up sending it to Nathan Dagley
    Ive only heard real good things about his break and his workmenship. And he was looking at about a 14 day turn around. Witch worked out real good for me.
    Thanks again for the help.