Smarta$$ gunsmiths

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SES50, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. SES50

    SES50 Well-Known Member

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    I am having a rifle being built by Todd Bettin back in Iowa. The rifle he is building for me is a 338 Lapua with the following specs:

    1:10 Rock Creek ABS Barrel
    Stiller TAC 338 Action
    Defensive Edge 4 Port Brake
    Lone Wolf Howler Thumbhole Stock
    Badger Ordance Lower Metal and Mags
    Jewel Trigger
    USO 3-17 T-pal Scope

    So, he had said that he had recieved the majority of the part and was getting ready to start putting things together. I asked him if he got a chance to send me a picture or two just so I could see the stuff before he started his assembly. This is the picture he sent me.

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    When I first saw it my thoughts were,"It was suppose to be a thumbhole stock." and then,"I did not order wood." and then,"That scope body is to small." and then,"a$$hole" while I was laughing to myself.

    Checking through my email he had sent me another one later on. This looks better.

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    I can not wait to get this one. I have been having dreams about shooting this thing.

    SES50
     
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    that looks to be the makings of a fine rig , your scope looks like its missing some parts though , did they just send him the tube for painting or somthing?
     

  3. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    Is that an old Hall action in the first pic?
    Nice lookin pile of parts, hope it shoots for ya. I would like to see the finished product.
     
  4. SES50

    SES50 Well-Known Member

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    I am going to have all the metal coated the same color by falcon gun coatings. So, I asked USO if they would send Todd all the outside bits of the scope to have them coated with the rifle.

    I will definately post pictures when the rifle gets closer and when I get it.

    SES50
     
  5. HeskethPritchard

    HeskethPritchard Well-Known Member

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    I like your Smithy's sense of humour :D:D
     
  6. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    I agree +1
     
  7. MarioT

    MarioT Well-Known Member

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    Lol i agree.
     
  8. SES50

    SES50 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, he is a great guy and really easy to work with. I appreciate a sence of humor especially when someone gets me with a good one that I do not expect.

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    SES50
     
  9. SES50

    SES50 Well-Known Member

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    Latest Rifle Pictures.

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    He said he is going to test fire it tomorrow. Lets hope for good groups. :)

    SES50

    P.S.: Whoohoo! I finally figured out how to get pictures in my post!!!:D:D