gunsmith recomendation

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by buzzyb, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I've had several rifles built by Kevin @ Montour County Rifle, a board sponsor. His work is excellent and he's a good guy to deal with. He recently built a new shop in PA.

    One thing you should ask any competent smith, "What is the aprox delivery time?" Many are backed up so far it really isn't worth the wait when other well-known smiths can produce a high quality firearm in a more reasonable time frame.
     
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  2. IndianaMatt

    IndianaMatt Well-Known Member

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    Just an idea but why not make a sticky with smiths names, numbers, location, and website info.
    I think this could serve the group well.
     
  3. 700man

    700man Well-Known Member

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    Jon Beanland!
    Jon goes over and above to build it right! He does EVERYTHING himself, and I like that.
    Jon has made several rifles for me, they all shoot under 1/2 minute ... and he is a heck of a nice guy.
    You will be satisfied, if you get Jon to build you a rifle.
     
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  4. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

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    morning, Pete Phiefer, Hempstead, TX. [email protected]
    has built 5 rifles for me. excellent work. outstanding person.
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  5. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

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    morning Just Cut where r u from?? I am outside of
    san Antonio, justme gbot tum
     
  6. Just cut

    Just cut Well-Known Member

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    I live in Weatherford.
     
  7. Boomer44

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    Jon Beanland has built two rifles for me. Both excellent work. He will also do my next build.
     
  8. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

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    morning, if and when u decide what and who to employ.
    buy all of ur components first. takes less time for the build.
    get all the coating done first $200up. cost barrel-$400up-
    action $350up-trigger-$150up-stock $350up-ammo box
    feed-$150up. rings and mounts-$200up-scope-$500up
    machine work $700up. I would contact Browning
    Hell's Canyon and obtain info on there custom shop
    to build a rifle. If not start shopping for parts.
    just had a 22-250AI and a rechambered 257 Weatherby
    and extra parts. Price of the machine work, $1350.50.
    my cost me furnishing the parts and coating.
    justme gbot tum.
     
  9. logman48

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    Kyle Craig Craigs Custom Rifles Oro Valley Arizona
     
  10. hydehunter

    hydehunter Well-Known Member

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    Travis at TS Customs in Miller S.D. great guy and fantastic work
     
  11. Skimafia

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    I think any of the big names mentioned here will build a superior rifle. They are all masters of their craft.
    The only thing I would do is call the shops who you are leaning towards and find out what their lead times are for a build. I would choose the guy with the quickest turn-around.
     
  12. backcountrymeats

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    Another vote for Kevin @ Montour County Rifles.
     
  13. bsfl

    bsfl Well-Known Member

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    Jon Beanland is a great guy and builds nice rifles.
     
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  14. TexSavage

    TexSavage Well-Known Member

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    West Texas Ordinance