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#6822985 - 07/14/17 07:16 PM Labor costs on custom build
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so, IF, I could find all the parts re: Action, Trigger, barrel and stock. What you a GREAT gunsmith charge to build it, Chamber, fit, bed, etc?
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#6823017 - 07/14/17 07:43 PM Re: Labor costs on custom build [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Around 500 would be a good starting point with bedding, chambering, threading muzzle will get you close, assuming its a custom action.


Edited by cmorsch (07/14/17 07:44 PM)

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#6823081 - 07/14/17 09:14 PM Re: Labor costs on custom build [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Hey K, where you been ???
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#6823086 - 07/14/17 09:20 PM Re: Labor costs on custom build [Re: Buzzsaw]
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about all I can find is the Jewell or Bix N Andy trigger


everything else will have to be ordered, 8-9 months. Pierce, Borden or Defiance TI action, #2, 6.5, 1X8 twist Bartlien or similar, Mickey or Manners UL stock. Crap, forgot about Bottom metal, might have to go with a blind magazine for weight savings.

Barret Field craft, someone buy one and see if it shoot 3 in .50- .75
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#6823224 - 07/15/17 02:44 AM Re: Labor costs on custom build [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Around $1k


I have a quote for $1400 but that includes helical fluting, load development, cerakote, and threading for a brake
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#6823237 - 07/15/17 05:47 AM Re: Labor costs on custom build [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Alamo Precision quoted me $250 on a chamber, cut, and crown plus $150 for install and blueprint on a factory 700 action. Don't know if that helps.

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#6823263 - 07/15/17 07:13 AM Re: Labor costs on custom build [Re: Buzzsaw]
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After "shopping" last night (good thing I wasn't drunk), I found a Borden TI action only $1900.

So this morning with a clear head I'm thinking of going back to a factory gun. Clicked on a websites "notify me" when they get in a Barrett Fiedcraft bolt gun. Been reading some really good reviews on this new rifle. Might be just what I want under $2K.

If I do a custom the way I REALLY want it, It will be $4,000 in parts and another "G" to put it all together. Probably wouldn't even be ready for this coming deer season.

I already have $7,000 invested in my 6.5 McWhorter which is a fantastic gun....

So, you all might see some new additions to the Classifieds later today, as the beer begins to flow. But as of now, I'm cold sober, no hangover, starting around 5:00pm, keep ya'lls eyes back on this thread and the classifieds. muyloco


Edited by Buzzsaw (07/15/17 07:15 AM)
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#6823283 - 07/15/17 07:48 AM Re: Labor costs on custom build [Re: Buzzsaw]
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buy a Ruger American Predator, $399, have it ALL Cerakoted by RebelGuns

Kind of like makin love to a ugly gal but they do shoot !!!
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#6823327 - 07/15/17 09:23 AM Re: Labor costs on custom build [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
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buy a Ruger American Predator, $399, have it ALL Cerakoted by RebelGuns

Kind of like makin love to a ugly gal but they do shoot !!!


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#6823331 - 07/15/17 09:34 AM Re: Labor costs on custom build [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Buzz, what are you wanting to build?

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#6823371 - 07/15/17 10:26 AM Re: Labor costs on custom build [Re: Buzzsaw]
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a Proof Research Summit, with 20" barrel, short, LIGHT 6.5 Creedmoor
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#6823448 - 07/15/17 01:09 PM Re: Labor costs on custom build [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
After "shopping" last night (good thing I wasn't drunk), I found a Borden TI action only $1900.

So this morning with a clear head I'm thinking of going back to a factory gun. Clicked on a websites "notify me" when they get in a Barrett Fiedcraft bolt gun. Been reading some really good reviews on this new rifle. Might be just what I want under $2K.

If I do a custom the way I REALLY want it, It will be $4,000 in parts and another "G" to put it all together. Probably wouldn't even be ready for this coming deer season.

I already have $7,000 invested in my 6.5 McWhorter which is a fantastic gun....

So, you all might see some new additions to the Classifieds later today, as the beer begins to flow. But as of now, I'm cold sober, no hangover, starting around 5:00pm, keep ya'lls eyes back on this thread and the classifieds. muyloco

I'm gonna be around 4600-4700 into mine with the Borden Ti, other very top end parts, cerakote, load development, fluting, and all. A Lone Peak Ti no cerakote and no fluting or load development could significantly cut cost and still be top notch
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#6823474 - 07/15/17 01:53 PM Re: Labor costs on custom build [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
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buy a Ruger American Predator, $399, have it ALL Cerakoted by RebelGuns

Kind of like makin love to a ugly gal but they do shoot !!!


I saw a 6.5 Creedmoor Kimber Lightweight Hunter at Cabelas this morning. On the sale rack. cool
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#6823482 - 07/15/17 02:04 PM Re: Labor costs on custom build [Re: Buzzsaw]
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How bout one of those skinny, short barreled 6.5 rifles those guys were shooting at the THF hunters match? Those were cool.

Or you could start lifting weights and change your definition of lightweight.

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#6823531 - 07/15/17 03:32 PM Re: Labor costs on custom build [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Originally Posted By: jeepercreeper
How bout one of those skinny, short barreled 6.5 rifles those guys were shooting at the THF hunters match? Those were cool.

Or you could start lifting weights and change your definition of lightweight.


Those rifles were cool. I'd like to know what brand of brake they were using. Those were the smallest brakes I've seen.


Edited by ImTheReasonDovesMourn (07/15/17 03:33 PM)
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