Gun Work and Rifle Smithing Services
There are good gunsmiths around the country that do quality work. There are also many that do more harm than good. Fixing hatchet work accounts for a lot of new business that comes our way.
Below is a list of services we provide. This is in no way an all inclusive list of what we do. Please call to discuss additional questions you might have.
We believe that the quality of your barrel is one of the primary considerations as to how well a rifle is going to shoot. Barrels wear out over time.
Restore the accuracy of your rifle with a barrel replacement. We use only top of the line custom barrels like Bartlein, Kreiger, Rock, Brux, Hart, etc., because top of the line performance only comes from top of the line components. Other barrel services include: fluting, coating, recrowning and threading/installation of muzzel brakes and suppressors and virtually any other work that your barrel may require.
Muzzle Brakes reduce felt and transferred recoil from the rifle to the shooter and allow faster followup shots when needed and the ability to spot impacts.
It is your choice to utilize either a factory receiver/action or step up to a custom reciever/action. When it comes to factory actions there are several that we will work on, but the Remington 700 is preferred.
When it comes to custom actions, most are primarily an updated and improved version of a Remington 700. Quality custom actions that we recommend include Stiller, Surgeon, Defiance, Big Horn, BAT and Stolle.
There are many stocks to choose from. In our view the most important consideration in a stock is structural integrity. That is why we use stock manufactures like McMillan, Manners and Russo. These are not all the quality stock out there, however, we find them to be the most popular. There are also several good chassis systems that we recommend as well.
In our opinion, any rifle will shoot to maximum capability only when correctly bedded.
One of the most important aspects of a great rifle is a functional trigger. The trigger must be easy to use and safe. We recommend Jewel and Huber Concepts triggers.
Scopes must be mounted a particular way to insure correct function, stability and yet cause no damage to the optic or mounting system. We see many poorly mounted optics that come into our shop.