Best gunsmith in az?

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  1. vmaxpro

    vmaxpro Silver $$ Contributor

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    Any reccomendations for a rebarrel in Az? Not worried about cost, just looking for the best. Thanks!
     
  2. JBT

    JBT Gold $$ Contributor

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    Any particular reason gunsmith has to be in Arizona?
     
  3. mr45man

    mr45man Silver $$ Contributor

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    None that I would have work on my bench
    Guns.
     
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    ShootDots Gold $$ Contributor

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    If you are just looking rebarrel your rifle, I know 4 that do excellent work: 1.) Bryan Blake; 2.) Scott Harris; 3.) Alan Rosenthal and 4.) Dan Bramley. None in any particular order. All are on this forum except for Bryan Blake. His number is: 602-692-2677 and Bryan's company makes excellent barrels to boot!
     
  5. vmaxpro

    vmaxpro Silver $$ Contributor

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    Not neccesarily, but I like to do face to face. Im a 30yr machinist and I just enjoy seeing shops. And its nice to develop a relationship instead of just shipping off your guns to whoever.
     
  6. vmaxpro

    vmaxpro Silver $$ Contributor

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    Is this coming from experience? Just curious if you could name some to avoid
     
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    JimPag Silver $$ Contributor

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    Really. Bob Brackney is one of the best SR benchrest gunsmith's in AZ. That's coming from Dwight Scott when I asked him about Bob.
     
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  8. JBT

    JBT Gold $$ Contributor

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    I can appreciate that. I’m the same way. My gunsmith lives 45 mins from me.
     
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    If Bob Brackney is still building rifles, he is who I would use in Arizona.
     
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    Bob Brackney, Gary Ocock, or Lester Bruno are all in AZ and you could not do better than hire one of these three men. They are all great shooters and they know what it takes to build winning rifles.
     
  11. vmaxpro

    vmaxpro Silver $$ Contributor

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    I had no idea lester is a gunsmith. Hes 5 mins away I might stop by
     
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    Gary Ocock has done excellent work for me and can usually be found at the Ben Avery benchrest range on the weekends.
     
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  13. 338 Mollett

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    Are you talking about fitting a barrel or doing exotic stock work?
     
  14. mr45man

    mr45man Silver $$ Contributor

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    This is my experience in Kingman,Holbrook,
    And Show.Low.
    McMillan built my big gun years ago and did a good job.
     
  15. vmaxpro

    vmaxpro Silver $$ Contributor

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    Hmm Forgot about mcmillan
     
  16. Scott Harris

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    there are plenty of good smiths in Arizona. Gary O'Cock is a hall of fame shooter and smith. Same goes for Lester Bruno. The list goes on. Just depends on what the project is.
     
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    Tom Ownsby at Desert Forge Precision , in Benson,Az. does stuff for us.
     
  18. Cigarcop

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    Don’t cut yourself short either Scott!
     
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  19. Shynloco

    Shynloco You can lead a horse to water, but ........

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    Lester is not fast, but he's good! Gary is usually super busy and it might be difficult to get him to accept the job. Remember also, the Berger Nationals are coming up in Feb and I'm sure Gary and Lester will be there as usual. I don't know Bob so I can't comment on whether he has the time to do your work.

    Alex
     
  20. vmaxpro

    vmaxpro Silver $$ Contributor

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    I appreciate all the feedback. I talked with some people mentioned. For what Im doing they all seem to think I should just send pacnor my action and let them do all the work I want.
     

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