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#5635213 - 03/05/15 05:50 AM Gunsmith to bed a walnut stock rifle
Ruger700 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/09
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Loc: allen texas
Looking for a good gunsmith to bed a walnut stock rifle

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#5635258 - 03/05/15 07:11 AM Re: Gunsmith to bed a walnut stock rifle [Re: Ruger700]
colt45 Offline
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Loc: bastrop county
not difficult...ck out videos on the net, you might want to try your self. most gunsmiths charge way to much
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#5635770 - 03/05/15 10:51 AM Re: Gunsmith to bed a walnut stock rifle [Re: Ruger700]
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No offense to any smiths here because they have all my respect but I agree Colt45.

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#5636163 - 03/05/15 01:26 PM Re: Gunsmith to bed a walnut stock rifle [Re: Bullfrog]
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Originally Posted By: Bullfrog
No offense to any smiths here because they have all my respect but I agree Colt45.


That can be said for most mechanics and repairmen, but its the price you pay for not putting in the time effort and research to do it yourself.
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#5636317 - 03/05/15 02:48 PM Re: Gunsmith to bed a walnut stock rifle [Re: Ruger700]
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Good point

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#5636844 - 03/05/15 07:51 PM Re: Gunsmith to bed a walnut stock rifle [Re: Ruger700]
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It's a time-consuming job, when done right. The gunsmith charges so much per hour... 40 bucks an hour is typical. - You do the math.

There are some gunsmiths who can do it quickly enough to keep the price down. In the end, it's a decision of paying for the gunsmith's time, or investing your own time. If your time is more valuable than his, then paying the gunsmith is the cheapest way to go.



Edited by charlesb (03/05/15 07:51 PM)
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#5637345 - 03/06/15 07:09 AM Re: Gunsmith to bed a walnut stock rifle [Re: Ruger700]
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I think the whole value of your time stance is bs. Unless your going to take off work to do it or it is taking away from your work schedule I don't think it should factor in. To me bottom line is the cost worth what your getting. I work on a lot of my own stuff and cost of time doesn't factor in because once I leave the office im no longer making money.
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#5637731 - 03/06/15 10:26 AM Re: Gunsmith to bed a walnut stock rifle [Re: Ruger700]
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Loc: Mineola, TX
You must not be self employed. Anytime not at work you are losing money.

Threads like this remind me why I didn't go the direction of general gunsmithing.
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#5638318 - 03/06/15 05:11 PM Re: Gunsmith to bed a walnut stock rifle [Re: Ruger700]
TexasLandAgent Offline
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Registered: 04/27/11
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Loc: Texas Hill Country
My time not working/making money is spent with my family. If I was a single guy with no kids, I'd spend a great deal of my free time Gunsmithing and reloading. Unfortunately, that's not the case. And since my billable hour is worth more what a gunsmith charges, I'm inclined to pay them as professionals, to do it right the first time. Same principle reasoning in why I choose not to work on my own cars.

My gunsmith also sells me parts and accessories at his wholesale prices. no shipping, no waiting, no lines, no BS. just added value to his service.


Edited by TexasLandAgent (03/06/15 05:13 PM)

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#5659504 - 03/19/15 09:30 PM Re: Gunsmith to bed a walnut stock rifle [Re: Ruger700]
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Loc: Stratford Texas
Hey..did anyone help Ruger with his question?
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#5659527 - 03/19/15 09:42 PM Re: Gunsmith to bed a walnut stock rifle [Re: Ruger700]
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Loc: Texas
Sent him a PM with the contact of the Smith I have started using. He builds customs but will take care of other gunsmith work like what was ask for here.
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#5660160 - 03/20/15 10:55 AM Re: Gunsmith to bed a walnut stock rifle [Re: Ruger700]
BIGDOG1956 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
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I bed all my own rifles. You tube has some good videos.
This is a very time consuming work.
This is a very rewarding work.

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