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#13332509 - 12/04/18 Re: Mistakes made on custom builds?? [Re: calikooknic]  
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The action was machined for the Talleys rings. Roy Bedeaux in Los Ranchos NM. He is retired now.


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#13332942 - 12/04/18 Re: Mistakes made on custom builds?? [Re: elkhunternm]  
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one of the things i have learned over the years is you dont need a smith that advertises and goes to all the trade shows in order to get a first rate job.....for years i couldnt understand the pricing difference thinking i was loosing something by not paying more....most of the smiths i use today arent nationally known and do as good or better than the well known guys

#13333537 - 12/05/18 Re: Mistakes made on custom builds?? [Re: gene270]  
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Agreed Gene270. I learned about Roy from a member here on the 'fire and went to see him and his work. To say the least I wanted him to make a rifle for me.


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#13334194 - 12/05/18 Re: Mistakes made on custom builds?? [Re: GonHuntin]  
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My only regret is not sending a dummy cartridge with the intended bullet at a OAL that just barely fits the mag well. The throat could be more forgiving.

#13335640 - 12/05/18 Re: Mistakes made on custom builds?? [Re: GonHuntin]  
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Regret is not being true with yourself about how you'll use your new custom. Don't buy a heavy contoured pig and expect to lug around mountains. In the same vein, don't take a pencil thin contour to the range and expect to be produced tight shot groups over long shot strings in 90 degrees.

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#13335657 - 12/05/18 Re: Mistakes made on custom builds?? [Re: woodson]  
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Originally Posted by woodson
My only regret is not sending a dummy cartridge with the intended bullet at a OAL that just barely fits the mag well. The throat could be more forgiving.


Why not one a bit shorter than the mag well? Then you'd have room to grow as the throat erodes.

#13337551 - 12/06/18 Re: Mistakes made on custom builds?? [Re: mathman]  
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Originally Posted by mathman


Why not one a bit shorter than the mag well? Then you'd have room to grow as the throat erodes.


This or if in doubt throated to the shortest bullet that will be used. Worst case it could be lengthened later if needed but max mag length you have no room to grow.


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#13338911 - 12/06/18 Re: Mistakes made on custom builds?? [Re: mathman]  
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Originally Posted by mathman
Originally Posted by woodson
My only regret is not sending a dummy cartridge with the intended bullet at a OAL that just barely fits the mag well. The throat could be more forgiving.


Why not one a bit shorter than the mag well? Then you'd have room to grow as the throat erodes.


Mathman you pose a good point. I’m likely in a good spot for the long haul.

#13339396 - 12/07/18 Re: Mistakes made on custom builds?? [Re: woodson]  
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Originally Posted by woodson
My only regret is not sending a dummy cartridge with the intended bullet at a OAL that just barely fits the mag well.


Sometimes when you do send a dummy cartridge, it isn't used anyway because the smith knows what you want better than you do. smirk

#13339732 - 12/07/18 Re: Mistakes made on custom builds?? [Re: Teeder]  
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Sometimes when you do send a dummy cartridge, it isn't used anyway because the smith knows what you want better than you do. smirk
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I have been known to put magic marker on the dummy's and then look for land marks on the bullets when I meet with the gunsmith. Don't have to say anything but the Smith will know what your looking at.


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Bravo

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