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Re: New build for 2020
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2019, 08:20:11 PM »
Also any recommendations on a reputable gunsmith in Spokane/CDA area would be great.

I've been using Shawn Carlock w/Defensive Edge Rifles, which is just across the fence in Rathdrum Idaho, for well over ten years and many different builds.  Shawn and his dad Bob are excellent to work with and build a very fine rifle.  I've had builds done by other smiths too, Kevin Weaver (Colorado), Kirby Allen (MT), Kevin Cram (PA), and Randy Melvin (MT), all of them build extremely accurate rifles, but having a smith only be 30 minutes away is a VERY nice feature to have and saves you time and money shipping stuff back and forth.  Defensive Edge also has the fastest build time of any gunsmith I've ever used, I think the longest build they've done for me took around 6 months but nearly all the others were under 3 months from drop off to pick up.

You don't have to but when building on the Model 7 action, maybe consider having the smith enlarge the rear hole to the same size as the front, like the 700's are.

Thank you. I will have to give them a call one of these days. My other question is do you just bring all your parts to them when you have it all or do you just have them order the stuff you want/need? First build ever so noobie to the whole process.

If it's a full custom build all I provide is the scope, but if it's a semi custom built on a Rem 700, I usually have the action, stock, and scope.  The current build Shawn's doing for me I already had everything except the trigger, rings and rail.  Sometimes gunsmiths can get a little quirky about building on an factory action that someone else, particularly if they aren't familiar with their work, has "trued" so it's generally better if you bring them a virgin Rem action that hasn't been messed with.  If you already have a trued factory action, it's helpful to know who did the work and what they all did, as well as, if the threads where single point cut or with a tap, so they can cut the barrel threads to match.  If your action has never been touched, all the better.

Interesting you guys keep bringing up Trigger Tech triggers, the build Shawn is doing for me now, will be my first experience with a Trigger Tech trigger.

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Re: New build for 2020
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2019, 08:34:03 PM »
Received my tactical bolt knob yesterday from Glades Armory. Today I sent bolt knob and bolt to LRI in Sturgis to have knob installed and bolt spiral fluted.

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Re: New build for 2020
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2019, 11:31:36 PM »
Shawn Carlock belongs in the Gunsmith Hall of Fame for his work perfecting the 338 Edge, one of the most affordable and accurate 1000 yard elk rifles ever.


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Re: New build for 2020
« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2019, 04:46:19 AM »
Shawn Carlock belongs in the Gunsmith Hall of Fame for his work perfecting the 338 Edge, one of the most affordable and accurate 1000 yard elk rifles ever.

The 338 Edge isn't a rifle  ;)


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Re: New build for 2020
« Reply #34 on: December 13, 2019, 05:52:23 AM »
If I ever fell ace backwards into $10,000 Iíd have Carlock build me a 338 Edge! :drool: :tup:

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Re: New build for 2020
« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2019, 05:36:47 PM »

If it's a full custom build all I provide is the scope, but if it's a semi custom built on a Rem 700, I usually have the action, stock, and scope.  The current build Shawn's doing for me I already had everything except the trigger, rings and rail.  Sometimes gunsmiths can get a little quirky about building on an factory action that someone else, particularly if they aren't familiar with their work, has "trued" so it's generally better if you bring them a virgin Rem action that hasn't been messed with.  If you already have a trued factory action, it's helpful to know who did the work and what they all did, as well as, if the threads where single point cut or with a tap, so they can cut the barrel threads to match.  If your action has never been touched, all the better.

Interesting you guys keep bringing up Trigger Tech triggers, the build Shawn is doing for me now, will be my first experience with a Trigger Tech trigger.
Gotcha. I will call him this week and talk to him before I order any parts. Thanks again.
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Re: New build for 2020
« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2019, 06:42:51 PM »
I need bottom metal for this build. Iíll look on here before I buy new.

Remington Long action
Color-black (preferred)
Complete kit to include magazine, follower, spring
Allen head action screws if you have them

Let me know

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Re: New build for 2020
« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2020, 02:53:19 PM »
Got my bolt back from LRI and made a trip to sportsmans warehouse for 6.5 PRC reloading supplies.

Still no Retumbo in stores. Might have to change powders for the PRC and my 300RUM.

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Re: New build for 2020
« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2020, 03:55:04 PM »
Looks like someone has been spending some $$$$.  What did the boat cost you?  Did they put in a different extractor?

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Re: New build for 2020
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2020, 04:08:01 PM »
Got my bolt back from LRI and made a trip to sportsmans warehouse for 6.5 PRC reloading supplies.

Still no Retumbo in stores. Might have to change powders for the PRC and my 300RUM.

Turned out nice, they did a great job on mine as well! :tup:
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Re: New build for 2020
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2020, 09:03:55 PM »
$90 for installing the bolt knob (that I provided), and the fluting.

Ya, I like the work that LRI does. My second bolt Iíve sent em.

 Ow need to same $$ for the barrel and for the smith to build it. Should be done by march.

My stock from Stockys is on back order😩

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Re: New build for 2020
« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2020, 09:17:23 PM »
I need bottom metal for this build. Iíll look on here before I buy new.

Remington Long action
Color-black (preferred)
Complete kit to include magazine, follower, spring
Allen head action screws if you have them

Let me know
I like the HS Precision DBM on my rifle.
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Re: New build for 2020
« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2020, 09:39:33 PM »
 You might add your experience to this thread for other members. ;)

https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,225044.msg2993589.html#msg2993589
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