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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.


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#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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#13351748 - 12/11/18 Re: Mistakes made on custom builds?? [Re: GonHuntin]  
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My only regrets have been listening to yahoos on hunting forums, whose only experience building rifles amounts to theory based upon Google searches.

Oh and 26" barrels for magnums.

It's really funny when your gun builder makes "suggestions" that actually work! After all, WTF does he know.......

e.g. Back in '04 I called up Charley Sisk and ordered a 300 Win. I wanted a 26" Krieger CM barrel because I knew better. Charley politely said he'd go ahead and order the Krieger, but he's had pretty good luck with (gasp) 24" button rifled stainless Lilja barrels. That rifle has shot one holers for
over 14 years from stag in NZ, to elk in BC/Colorado and lion in Zim. Gonna take it to Tajikistan for MP next year. Talk about a work horse......

When I had Patrick Holehan build my 340 Wby he suggested a 24" as he's had better luck/better harmonics than with a 26". I sold my Weaver 340 Wby (26") as I couldn't get it to group as i'd like........

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#13356680 - 12/13/18 Re: Mistakes made on custom builds?? [Re: GonHuntin]  
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I've had rifles which were too heavy, too light, balanced too far forward, balanced too far back. I've had rifles with stocks with combs too high or too low, too much drop or not enough. Grips too open or too close. The sad thing is; I made every one of the damn things myself and couldn't even blame someone else. GD

#13357643 - 12/13/18 Re: Mistakes made on custom builds?? [Re: 257heaven]  
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Originally Posted by 257heaven
A couple of my early ones had shanks that were too long.



Made that mistake on a 25-06 that Riley has killed a ton of stuff with...


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