which smith for a .50?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by japple, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. japple

    japple Well-Known Member

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    Thinking about building a .50. Any of you know smiths who have done many of these with good results? Which actions and barrels are good for them? Thanks
    John
     
  2. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    You might try Kirby Allen he goes by the member name fiftydriver. Here's his email address:

    kballen@3rivers.net
     

  3. japple

    japple Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Chas,

    I have spoke to kirby about possibly a .338AX, I know he does alot of work on long range hunting rigs with great results. I know that he built a AR50 for himself, just don't know how much he has done with the big boys (I guess it doesn't make much difference as a bolt action rifle is a bolt action rifle). I am just kicking around ideas right now as it is the atleast the 2nd rifle on my list to have built currently. Still have to save up for the first!
    thanks again
    John
     
  4. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    I think Kirby has lots of experience with the big boys ie-510 Allen Magnum and 50 BMG. I think it would be worth your while to contact him...just my 2 cents.:)
     
  5. TR220swift

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    You might check out onlylongrange.com they are really good guys its a father/son outfit they are build in a 22-243 for me now. The big bores from them are very affordable. Good Luck!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. japple

    japple Well-Known Member

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    I checked them out. I like the price tag for sure, not sure how well I like the stock. Have you shot them at all (the .50)?
     
  7. TR220swift

    TR220swift Active Member

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    I have not shot one yet, when we go to test out the 22-243 I might get to shoot one then not really my cup of tea maybe if we can neck one down to 22 cal then my intrest might be raised lol they have gotten good reports back from guys shooting them