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#11712796 - 01/05/17 Campfire Gunsmith Directory
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There are so many great builders out there these days that it's hard to remember them all. I thought it would be useful for everyone to list the Gunsmith's or Custom shops that they have used in the past and would recommend for complete custom rifle builds.

I'm sure there are some great unknown builders out there that have incredibly short turn around times. Would be great to include some of those names here to.

Lets make this kinda like the Campfire "good guy" list of Gunsmiths/shops. If we can make a large enough list, maybe Rick can make it a sticky. I'll start with those I have used and would recommend in no particular order....

Mike Bryant - Bryant Customs
GA Precision
Jon Beanland - Beanland Custom Rifles
Karl Feldkamp - Kampfeld Customs
Eddie Fosnaugh - Fosnaugh Custom
Gordy Gritters - Gordy's Precision Gunsmithing
Chad Dixon - Longrifles Inc
"Redneck" - Lee Christianson
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#11714196 - 01/06/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: xverminator]
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My three...in order:

Tim Cronin = Elkhorn Precision

Accurate Ordnance

Jon Beanland

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#11714244 - 01/06/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: xverminator]
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Loc: Maryland
Clarence Hammonds - Hammonds rifles

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#11714321 - 01/06/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: woodson]
gene270 Online   content
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Registered: 09/27/08
Posts: 2355
Loc: virginia
Bob Green, York Pa.
Nathan Chesney, Hillbilly custom rifles

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#11714941 - 01/06/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: xverminator]
dale06 Offline
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I would add Jim Kobe, in Bloomington, Mn


Edited by dale06 (01/06/17)
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#11715133 - 01/06/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: dale06]
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Originally Posted By dale06
I would add Jim Kobe, in Bloomington, Mn

+1, and Roy Bedeaux in Albuquerque, NM
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#11715140 - 01/06/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: xverminator]
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Kevin Cram of Montour County Rifles.

My list of who I wouldn't use again is unfortunately longer.
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#11715520 - 01/06/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: xverminator]
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Jim Kobe listed above is very good. I also like Pete Pieper at Precision Barrel Work in Hempstead, Tx.

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#11715660 - 01/06/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: xverminator]
cast10K Offline
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They've already been listed but definitely Redneck, Accurate Ordnance and Jim Kobe. All three go the extra mile and do great work.

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#11715787 - 01/06/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: xverminator]
TBurroughs Offline
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Registered: 01/17/09
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Loc: Vermont
Already said, but another vote of confidence for Nathan Chesney of Hillbilly custom rifles

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#11717727 - 01/07/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: TBurroughs]
Lansend Offline
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Mark Penrod, Penrod Precision, North Manchester Indiana.

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#11717847 - 01/07/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: xverminator]
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Jim Kobe , also Dresden Gunworks.
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#11721432 - 01/08/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: xverminator]
twofish Offline
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Tag for great thread idea!!!
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#11721552 - 01/08/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: xverminator]
AKwolverine Offline
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+1

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#11721586 - 01/08/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: xverminator]
Sakohunter264 Offline
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Barry Davis Microgroups. Bayfield Colorado

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#11723301 - 01/09/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: Sakohunter264]
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If this comes to fruition making it a sticky would be great also.

twofish
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#11723414 - 01/09/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: xverminator]
Canazes9 Offline
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Registered: 10/19/11
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Loc: Louisiana
Ray Perry Bridge City, Tx


Excellent work, a fast turn around time or he won't accept the work.

David
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#11726303 - 01/10/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: xverminator]
CWT Offline
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Registered: 01/22/09
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Loc: North Carolina
Leonard Baity- Baity's Custom Gunworks- North Wilkesboro, NC
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#11728791 - 01/11/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: xverminator]
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Registered: 07/12/13
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Loc: NW Washington
Mark Gordon at Short Action Custom is fantastic.

http://shortactioncustoms.com/about/

Don't be fooled by the projects listed. They can work a mean Lightweight Model 70 mountain gun.

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#11729116 - 01/11/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: xverminator]
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Loc: Foothills of the Sierra Nevada...
Ryan Kelsey @ Diablo Custom Rifles.

Kirby Allen @ APS Rifles.

Shawn Carlock @ Defensive Edge.

Jim Borden @ Borden Rifles.

Todd Bettin @ Bettin Custom Rifles
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#11731259 - 01/12/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: xverminator]
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Has anyone had twisted barrel do a rebarrel or build? The service the do on bolts is top notch and second to none.

Same for kampfield customs
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#11735789 - 01/13/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: Kaleb]
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My BIL has a 7 SAUM on a 700 that Twisted Barrel did the metal work on. Shoots anything he's fed it great.


Edited by joshf303 (01/13/17)

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#11736281 - 01/14/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: xverminator]
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Thanks Josh. Was just curious because of the expierence with box of bolts they did.
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#11749381 - 01/18/17 Re: Campfire Gunsmith Directory [Re: xverminator]
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