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GA precision rifles anyone
« on: June 17, 2017, 08:51:16 PM »
Been looking at these guys for one of their non typical rifles in 300 win. Also looking at their crusader. Anyone have experience? I've read lots of good things

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Re: GA precision rifles anyone
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 08:54:41 PM »
Some builders may perhaps be their equal, but IMO no one makes a better rifle.

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Re: GA precision rifles anyone
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 09:25:19 PM »
Buy one! Once you have purchased another custom and another custom and another custom. You will figure it out, components only add up to so much. The rest is to the smith, funny how some claim to be premier builders at 4000.00 for a rifle when Krieger, Hart, Lilja, Pac-Nor and Bartlien have been here way longer and their record of performance is proven and charge less.🙃

Chambering a barrel isn't rocket science. You would be surprised at some of the old school lathes that are used to win world class matches but nobody talks about. 
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Re: GA precision rifles anyone
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2017, 10:12:31 PM »
Buy one! Once you have purchased another custom and another custom and another custom. You will figure it out, components only add up to so much. The rest is to the smith, funny how some claim to be premier builders at 4000.00 for a rifle when Krieger, Hart, Lilja, Pac-Nor and Bartlien have been here way longer and their record of performance is proven and charge less.🙃

Chambering a barrel isn't rocket science. You would be surprised at some of the old school lathes that are used to win world class matches but nobody talks about.
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buy all the components you like and have a smith put 'em together.

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Re: GA precision rifles anyone
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2017, 10:59:25 PM »
Buy one! Once you have purchased another custom and another custom and another custom. You will figure it out, components only add up to so much. The rest is to the smith, funny how some claim to be premier builders at 4000.00 for a rifle when Krieger, Hart, Lilja, Pac-Nor and Bartlien have been here way longer and their record of performance is proven and charge less.🙃

Chambering a barrel isn't rocket science. You would be surprised at some of the old school lathes that are used to win world class matches but nobody talks about.
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buy all the components you like and have a smith put 'em together.

That's something GAP does quite well...

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Re: GA precision rifles anyone
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2017, 11:24:51 PM »
Save some scratch and do it yourself, buy some non res tags with the $$$ you save and go kill some stuff... no one  cares what your groups your gun shoots via  www..... at least I don't... killin is fun..
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Re: GA precision rifles anyone
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2017, 11:01:57 AM »
Save some scratch and do it yourself, buy some non res tags with the $$$ you save and go kill some stuff... no one  cares what your groups your gun shoots via  www..... at least I don't... killin is fun..

I seem to remember a thread a while back about this very concept. :chuckle:

I have and appreciate both the full custom jobs done by well known smiths as well as some hacksaw jobs done by local nobodies or myself on the floor of my garage. Whenever I can get away with it I try to avoid paying for aesthetics or a name and focus just on actual performance. I have Savages that I've assembled on the tailgate of my truck  for less than $500 spent on parts that shot .25 MOA when a good barrel was used. I've also owned $4000 custom guns that couldn't crack the .25 MOA mark no matter how hard I tried.

If you think of the gun as just a tool to do a job then I don't know that I'd spend the money on a GA precision. But if you think of it as more than a tool I doubt you'd be disappointed with one. Here's my example:

284 Win Savage Stiker that I built for $750 including the McGowen barrel and the muzzle brake. This is a workhorse gun that gets beat up, shot in the rain and snow, thrown in my pack and rolled in the dirt. It's capable of shooting groups in the .5 MOA range out to around 1000 yards. It's not fancy, I spray painted the stock to cover up some sanding that I did on it, and it's all scratched and nicked up from getting abuse over the last couple of years.


The 338 SnipeTac pistol cost a bit over $4000 in total cost of parts and labor to have Alex Wheeler build the gun and Joel Russo make the bubinga stock for it. This gun is more than just a tool that gets used and abused, it's a display of skilled craftsmanship and attention to detail.
 

Both serve a very different purpose and I see the high dollar semi customs like a GA Precision as more of a display of skill than offering any practical advantage. You could probably buy a rifle that would perform just as well for 30% of the cost but sometimes that's not the goal. I have to say though, if I could have found a way to slap together a 338 SnipeTac pistol in my garage for $1000 I'd have been all over that!
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Re: GA precision rifles anyone
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2017, 11:32:27 AM »
Save some scratch and do it yourself, buy some non res tags with the $$$ you save and go kill some stuff... no one  cares what your groups your gun shoots via  www..... at least I don't... killin is fun..

I seem to remember a thread a while back about this very concept. :chuckle:

I have and appreciate both the full custom jobs done by well known smiths as well as some hacksaw jobs done by local nobodies or myself on the floor of my garage. Whenever I can get away with it I try to avoid paying for aesthetics or a name and focus just on actual performance. I have Savages that I've assembled on the tailgate of my truck  for less than $500 spent on parts that shot .25 MOA when a good barrel was used. I've also owned $4000 custom guns that couldn't crack the .25 MOA mark no matter how hard I tried.

If you think of the gun as just a tool to do a job then I don't know that I'd spend the money on a GA precision. But if you think of it as more than a tool I doubt you'd be disappointed with one. Here's my example:

284 Win Savage Stiker that I built for $750 including the McGowen barrel and the muzzle brake. This is a workhorse gun that gets beat up, shot in the rain and snow, thrown in my pack and rolled in the dirt. It's capable of shooting groups in the .5 MOA range out to around 1000 yards. It's not fancy, I spray painted the stock to cover up some sanding that I did on it, and it's all scratched and nicked up from getting abuse over the last couple of years.

The 338 SnipeTac pistol cost a bit over $4000 in total cost of parts and labor to have Alex Wheeler build the gun and Joel Russo make the bubinga stock for it. This gun is more than just a tool that gets used and abused, it's a display of skilled craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Both serve a very different purpose and I see the high dollar semi customs like a GA Precision as more of a display of skill than offering any practical advantage. You could probably buy a rifle that would perform just as well for 30% of the cost but sometimes that's not the goal. I have to say though, if I could have found a way to slap together a 338 SnipeTac pistol in my garage for $1000 I'd have been all over that!

There you go again with all that, spot on, reasonable talk.  :tup:

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Re: GA precision rifles anyone
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2017, 02:32:38 PM »
Save some scratch and do it yourself, buy some non res tags with the $$$ you save and go kill some stuff... no one  cares what your groups your gun shoots via  www..... at least I don't... killin is fun..

I seem to remember a thread a while back about this very concept. :chuckle:

I have and appreciate both the full custom jobs done by well known smiths as well as some hacksaw jobs done by local nobodies or myself on the floor of my garage. Whenever I can get away with it I try to avoid paying for aesthetics or a name and focus just on actual performance. I have Savages that I've assembled on the tailgate of my truck  for less than $500 spent on parts that shot .25 MOA when a good barrel was used. I've also owned $4000 custom guns that couldn't crack the .25 MOA mark no matter how hard I tried.

If you think of the gun as just a tool to do a job then I don't know that I'd spend the money on a GA precision. But if you think of it as more than a tool I doubt you'd be disappointed with one. Here's my example:

284 Win Savage Stiker that I built for $750 including the McGowen barrel and the muzzle brake. This is a workhorse gun that gets beat up, shot in the rain and snow, thrown in my pack and rolled in the dirt. It's capable of shooting groups in the .5 MOA range out to around 1000 yards. It's not fancy, I spray painted the stock to cover up some sanding that I did on it, and it's all scratched and nicked up from getting abuse over the last couple of years.

The 338 SnipeTac pistol cost a bit over $4000 in total cost of parts and labor to have Alex Wheeler build the gun and Joel Russo make the bubinga stock for it. This gun is more than just a tool that gets used and abused, it's a display of skilled craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Both serve a very different purpose and I see the high dollar semi customs like a GA Precision as more of a display of skill than offering any practical advantage. You could probably buy a rifle that would perform just as well for 30% of the cost but sometimes that's not the goal. I have to say though, if I could have found a way to slap together a 338 SnipeTac pistol in my garage for $1000 I'd have been all over that!

There you go again with all that, spot on, reasonable talk.  :tup:

You're right, I must be off my game today. I normally condone more irrational and reckless spending! :chuckle:
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Re: GA precision rifles anyone
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2017, 05:45:20 PM »
Save some scratch and do it yourself, buy some non res tags with the $$$ you save and go kill some stuff... no one  cares what your groups your gun shoots via  www..... at least I don't... killin is fun..

I seem to remember a thread a while back about this very concept. :chuckle:

I have and appreciate both the full custom jobs done by well known smiths as well as some hacksaw jobs done by local nobodies or myself on the floor of my garage. Whenever I can get away with it I try to avoid paying for aesthetics or a name and focus just on actual performance. I have Savages that I've assembled on the tailgate of my truck  for less than $500 spent on parts that shot .25 MOA when a good barrel was used. I've also owned $4000 custom guns that couldn't crack the .25 MOA mark no matter how hard I tried.

If you think of the gun as just a tool to do a job then I don't know that I'd spend the money on a GA precision. But if you think of it as more than a tool I doubt you'd be disappointed with one. Here's my example:

284 Win Savage Stiker that I built for $750 including the McGowen barrel and the muzzle brake. This is a workhorse gun that gets beat up, shot in the rain and snow, thrown in my pack and rolled in the dirt. It's capable of shooting groups in the .5 MOA range out to around 1000 yards. It's not fancy, I spray painted the stock to cover up some sanding that I did on it, and it's all scratched and nicked up from getting abuse over the last couple of years.


The 338 SnipeTac pistol cost a bit over $4000 in total cost of parts and labor to have Alex Wheeler build the gun and Joel Russo make the bubinga stock for it. This gun is more than just a tool that gets used and abused, it's a display of skilled craftsmanship and attention to detail.
 

Both serve a very different purpose and I see the high dollar semi customs like a GA Precision as more of a display of skill than offering any practical advantage. You could probably buy a rifle that would perform just as well for 30% of the cost but sometimes that's not the goal. I have to say though, if I could have found a way to slap together a 338 SnipeTac pistol in my garage for $1000 I'd have been all over that!

Ya I don't really think of my guns as tools. Almost like a connection with them lol. What about the action and bolt you get from GA? Wouldn't that be impossible to find elsewhere? I know almost nothing when it comes to starting a custom build as I've never had a custom gun. I would like a McMillan stock I think painted by a guy that did one of my other guns for me it turned out really freakin sweet. I just want something that's insanely accurate and I want to get into long range shooting for fun but also a gun to use for elk hunting.

Very nice guns btw Yorke. I really like that snipetec very good looking

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Re: GA precision rifles anyone
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2017, 05:46:58 PM »
Save some scratch and do it yourself, buy some non res tags with the $$$ you save and go kill some stuff... no one  cares what your groups your gun shoots via  www..... at least I don't... killin is fun..

I already have all my out of state tags and I'm not really worried about sharing groups

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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2017, 05:56:03 PM »
Copy get one then, sure you won't be disappointed. Where ya goin this year? Later
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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2017, 06:02:55 PM »
Just looked spendy buggers.
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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2017, 06:05:28 PM »
Copy get one then, sure you won't be disappointed. Where ya goin this year? Later

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« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2017, 06:06:02 PM »
Just looked spendy buggers.

I know why does everything fun and nice have to be expensive AF