need a tikke 6x45 chambering gunsmith

Discussion in '6mm, 6.5mm, and .25 Cal (Not 6BR)' started by Vixty, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. Vixty

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    Im from south ga and i'm looking for a gunsmith that can chamber a blank barrel for a tikka action to a 6x45.

    Does anyone know of one? I do have whidden gunworks right here in the same town but its going to be about 420 just for the cambering and barrel threading plus the price of the barrel. Seems kind of high to me. Its going to be a paper puncher and deer rifle. Im looking at a 18in barrel with a shilen #5 contour.
     
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  2. 1lnbrdg

    1lnbrdg Silver $$ Contributor

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    I'd say that was a pretty fair price.
     
  3. Vixty

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    corrected original post
     
  4. Ggmac

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    Is that price include remove and reinstall ?
     
  5. Vixty

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    I believe so.
     
  6. Dusty Stevens

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    You also need to face off the front of the tikka action to accomodate the larger dia barrel. Thats a fair price
     
  7. krummarine

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    Vix: Dave Sink out of Clemmons NC built mine on a 700 Action but he works on Tikkas also. His prices are very fair. I’ve taken five deer with mine so far.
     
  8. jimmymac

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    Agreed. Nothing wrong with that price for a barrel and the chamber work.
     
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  9. Bill K

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    Whidden's price is about right for all that will be done and you will have a fully ready rifle to start shooting. Plus it is right in your own back yard/close and they will do great work.
     
  10. Stan Taylor

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    If your doing stainless Douglas offers a barrel fitting service of 580 dollars plus shipping for there best grade barrel installed that's including the barrel.
     
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  11. painter

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    Find forum member skeetlee, just did one for me in .223 Very nice work, speak to him before you go elsewhere.
     
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  12. HandgunHTR

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    I just had my Tikka rebarreled by Southern Precision (bugholes.com). With the barrel, threading (both ends), chambering, fluting and bead blast, the total cost was right at $1000, so $420 for chambering and threading is pretty much in line with the rest.
     
  13. Dusty Stevens

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    Hard to beat the douglas deal above- $580 complete including barrel!!
     
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  14. JSH

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    I had a huge eye opening experience last year when I built my 6TCU rifle.
    This was my first hands on start to finish build. I fell fortunate to have such a good friend, mentor,teacher hunting and shooting buddy that is a tool and did maker, that has patience to answer my questions and explain things as well.

    We have drank good whiskey and smoked good cigars over discussion of such machine work. I told him a tool and die maker, doesn’t make him a gunsmith. The same as a gunsmith doesn’t make them a tool and die maker. Though he does excell at both.

    It’s a bit more than bore a hole in a rod with a center hole and throw some threads on one end or both. Tools and equipment don’t come cheap, or does the knowledge to know how to properly use them.

    Just my take for the subject.
     
  15. Sandstorm

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    yup decent price....mine cost more to chamber and re-barrel
     

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