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« on: December 18, 2016, 02:18:48 PM »
 

Fish30114

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I am looking for a Gunsmith recommendation, I live in the northern burbs of Atlanta---I am looking for someone to rebarrel and bed a Sako 75 in 300 WSM I have and also to build me a rifle on a Defiance action with a good trigger and a Krieger barrel.

Any advice referrals are appreciated.
 

Re: gunsmith advice
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2016, 02:29:29 PM »
 

Jeff M

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Gunsmiths are something that you shouldn't limit yourself based on geography.

My rifle was build by Jon Beanland in Gould, OK, and shoots great.

Jim See, of Elite Accuracy in IA is building my next one.

Travis Stevens in Miller, SD does great work as well.

There are many out there, these are just the few I have personal experience with.  Expect a 4-6 month wait time from most any in-demand gunsmith.
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Re: gunsmith advice
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2016, 09:33:14 PM »
 

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I would 100% agree with Jeff, I live in Colorado and I've had local guys build rifles for me, I've had Josh Kunz from Patriot Valley in PA build one for me and Travis Stevens of TS Customs build for me and all were great. Travis is now my go to smith for a few reasons, all did quality work, but Travis has become a friend, and he's a damn fine smith so I've settled on him as my go to guy.

That said the closest Smith I can personally recommend in your area is Johnathan @ MCR Rifles http://www.mcr-rifles.com/Modacam_Custom_Rifles/Home.html

He's built rifles for a couple friends of mine and they are very happy with them and his service and communication.
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2016, 09:23:59 AM »
 

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I would 100% agree with Jeff, I live in Colorado and I've had local guys build rifles for me, I've had Josh Kunz from Patriot Valley in PA build one for me and Travis Stevens of TS Customs build for me and all were great. Travis is now my go to smith for a few reasons, all did quality work, but Travis has become a friend, and he's a damn fine smith so I've settled on him as my go to guy.

That said the closest Smith I can personally recommend in your area is Johnathan @ MCR Rifles http://www.mcr-rifles.com/Modacam_Custom_Rifles/Home.html

He's built rifles for a couple friends of mine and they are very happy with them and his service and communication.

Ahh, yes!  Jonathan!  How could I forget!  Sorry, Jonathan (I think he's on here).  I know several (probably the same) guys in Colorado that Jonathan has done rifles for, and they are top notch.
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Re: gunsmith advice
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 12:11:59 PM »
 

Russell D

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You could try Accurate Ordnance, they are in Georgia and do very good work.
 

Re: gunsmith advice
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2017, 08:01:31 PM »
 

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I'm going to give Andy Fold from The Firm Rifles Inc a shot at my Mk13 build.  I have no concerns.
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Re: gunsmith advice
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2017, 04:41:14 PM »
 

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Yep Andy Folk does good work. I shoot against guys running Jim See rifles and they all seem to hammer. Lots of good gunsmiths in business at this time.