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Old 09-21-2021, 05:47 PM   #1
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At the range Sunday, my .300 Win Mag Sako extractor in my 721 bolt broke. I'm looking for someone to fix it so I can take it on my elk hunt this fall. I leave on Oct 30 so not much time. I called Ed Vandenberg in Pearland but he is out for a bit. I also emailed Aquila in La Porte but haven't heard back. Anyone have a guy who can hook me up? If I can't get it fixed, it's my 6.5 PRC w/143-ELDx. Not ideal to my way of thinking. I would load up some 140 partitions for my 6.5 PRC if there were any to be bought!

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Old 09-21-2021, 06:29 PM   #2
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Old 09-21-2021, 06:38 PM   #3
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Don’t use 3rd Coast Ordnance in San Leon. I have twice and was not impressed either time.
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Old 09-21-2021, 06:43 PM   #4
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MG Arms in Spring is good. 281-821-8282 www.mgarmsinc.com
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Old 09-21-2021, 06:46 PM   #5
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I haven't had to use him, but a buddy of mine had a few barrels chambered by Pete Pieper and highly recommended him. He's up in Hempstead. http://www.precisionbarrelwork.com/
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Old 09-21-2021, 08:19 PM   #6
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Old 09-21-2021, 08:55 PM   #7
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Blackjack Gunsmithing in Austin is top notch.
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Old 09-22-2021, 09:13 AM   #8
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Mine keeps telling me Im second in line.
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Old 09-22-2021, 09:29 AM   #9
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I've recommended Brian and his guys multiple times on TBH. They've done several jobs for me in the past and I've always been pleased. They do some impressive work.

290 and Beltway area

https://lohmangunsmith.com/
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Old 09-22-2021, 05:00 PM   #10
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I've recommended Brian and his guys multiple times on TBH. They've done several jobs for me in the past and I've always been pleased. They do some impressive work.

290 and Beltway area

https://lohmangunsmith.com/
They just tried to charge me $200 for a 90 degree muzzle crown on a AK...I said thanks but no thanks
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Old 09-29-2021, 08:55 PM   #11
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Steve West in Baytown has taken on the project.

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Old 09-30-2021, 11:02 PM   #12
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I haven't had to use him, but a buddy of mine had a few barrels chambered by Pete Pieper and highly recommended him. He's up in Hempstead. http://www.precisionbarrelwork.com/
Second vote for Pete Piper.
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Old 10-01-2021, 06:16 AM   #13
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I've recommended Brian and his guys multiple times on TBH. They've done several jobs for me in the past and I've always been pleased. They do some impressive work.

290 and Beltway area

https://lohmangunsmith.com/
Iíve used them several times with no complaints

I have guns there now as a matter of fact.
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Old 10-01-2021, 07:50 AM   #14
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They just tried to charge me $200 for a 90 degree muzzle crown on a AK...I said thanks but no thanks
Well there is probably a lot more work than you think for that job. I am going to say to do the job correctly. They will need to remove the barrel from the gun and remove everything off of the barrel, before chucking it up in a lathe, then cutting the crown. Then putting some kind of finish back on the end of the barrel, or refinish the whole barrel. Then reassembling it. That's not a ten minute job. I would be worried if someone wanted to charge me $30 to $40 to do that job.
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Old 10-01-2021, 07:54 AM   #15
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Well there is probably a lot more work than you think for that job. I am going to say to do the job correctly. They will need to remove the barrel from the gun and remove everything off of the barrel, before chucking it up in a lathe, then cutting the crown. Then putting some kind of finish back on the end of the barrel, or refinish the whole barrel. Then reassembling it. That's not a ten minute job. I would be worried if someone wanted to charge me $30 to $40 to do that job.
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Old 10-13-2021, 07:08 AM   #16
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And Steve West has completed the project!

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