Just got my R8 back from the gun shop, and I have to say that I am a happy camper- I was able to get some threads cut on 2 barrels, a nice muzzle brake, proof shots zero'd for 200m, 2 free boxes of GECO ammo and a new soft case for only the equivalent of $250.00
The reason I wanted a nice muzzle brake was to aid my shoulder that has recently had surgery. My hunting partner went and picked it up for me this evening and confirmed the zero, and he says the brake has reduced the recoil from the 8x57 to what feels like a .222 Remington. I also went and had the .30-06 barrel threaded.
The Brake that was installed goes for €120, the threads cost €150 each barrel and the ammo goes for €30 per box. Throw in a nice soft case that they gave me, and I would value it at least €60 here, and they should have charged me at least €540.
But because they didn't listen to basic instructions, they had to eat the cost on the brake, the ammo and the soft case. I only had to pay for the threads. I had to give a big thank you to my partner who talked them down by pointing out their errors.
So here below is a good photo of it, and yes, the prices for work are outrageous here, but it is only another few months and them I am packing all of my things up and sending it back to Texas.