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I took the advise from members on this board for a new custom build. Most of the time I use a guy from the west coast that has always treated me right. A few years ago I was having die trouble with a custom wildcat I had built. I seen where members on here was talking highly of Bob Green from York. I called him and he knew what I needed and took care of me I was very impressed dealing with him. I decided a few months ago I wanted to play with a 6mmx47 Laupa. I called Bob if he had the reamer and he did. I sent him down a small deposit, action, new Brux barrel, and stock. He replied he received and get to it in order it was received. Today I went to post office and had a bill from him for balance and im thinking okey I send check he sends gun. I had a yellow card which means I had something that wouldn't fit in mail box. I give clerk the card and he hands me a gun case. I can not believe this man really not knowing me sent my gun to me with out payment. Guess im trying to say is that Bob Green is one fine gentleman to do business with. I thank my fellow members on this site for referring him.
 

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6mm x47 Laupa
Rem 700 action Blue Printed, recoil lug ground
Brux 8 twist #3 23" target crown
Trigger honed to 1.5 lb.
Rem classic wood stock bedded and floated.
Barrel painted black, wanted it to be a knock about woods rifle, look factory, shoot like a benchgun.
Smithed and stocked by Bob Green
 

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Bob does great work. You will be pleased even more when you see how well it shoots. My 6x47L likes h4895 with 95 gr bullets. Mines a 10 twist though.
 

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I know Bob well, shoot with him occasionally. Not keen about his personality, but his work is first class. What I really like is when he says "I can have it for you in 2 weeks" (or whatever), you can expect him to call on that date. One well known smith in the same area said he could build me a rifle in 3 months. It took him 16 months to finish the job. He slipped his favorite customers in ahead of me. Mr. Green does not do that.
 

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Only talked to him a few times I could tell he was busy and I understand that being in business myself. Seemed okey though and I know a lot of good gunsmiths don't care to shoot the bull or hear hunting storys. I just heard of so many on here talk good about his work. I know some of his emails was pretty short and to the point.
 

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I have quite a few, they are my passion. I heard the 47's accuracy is awesome and you leave the rest of todays world making it an efficient hunting caliber. For years I was on the band wagon you had to have high vel. to do anything. In todays world with the technology of high bc bullets and theory of fast twist barrels its a new ball game. Back in the late 80's I was going for my first varm. rifle build I was told a theory that how true I realize today. Many now days might not of never heard of this guy but I was using Seely Masker from out of New York for a build. Seely at the time was a top bench rest gunsmith known as the " Great Gunsmith ". WE became friends but many refered to him a a grouchy old man due to his bed side manner but just came off that way. I was wanting a 22-250 ai or a Swift for a build. He recommended a tight neck 243 I in turn said no way want something faster. His reply and now sticks with me " Son, high velocity doesn't kill woodchucks at 500 yards but my accurate rifles do " I got back in to groundhog hunting this year and thought of that comment of how true. I took quite a few this year and most averaged 500 yards. It was almost like shooting ducks on a pond. I was shooting a rifle that groups in the 2's and 3's with a higher bc bullet made it that easy. I remember well in the late 70's with my first 22-250 shooting the 52 grainer out of a factory 14 twist the challenge was to take a pig at 500 you was a somebody.
 

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A buddy of mine had a similar rifle built (a few variations, but same receiver work and chambering as yours). He's frustrated with it....lol....he keeps getting just a sliver of white paper between the large hole 4 shots go in and the one "out" from the 5 shot group.

Bet you're gonna love that rifle. Congrats!
 

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The guy can build rifles about on the level of most of the best of the best, only thing holding him back may be the level of his equipment compared to those that have million dollar shops but I've seen plenty of them shoot under benchrest conditions and they all shot extremely well and it didn't make any difference what chamber they were cut for. My only question is why would you go through all that work and expense and not put in an awesome trigger !!!!
 

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Come on now !!! Check the equipment sheets at any benchrest match from 100-1000 and every other kind of shooting match and tell me how many you see !!!! If your going to go first class and want the best you can get from any custom job spend the extra $200 do it right..
 

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LOL, I see your point and take respectfully. Guess the reason is I need to purchase 2 Jewells for other guns and didn't consider spending the extra money. Yes, I can afford it but just didn't do it, can some it up any better. I will say with all honesty ive been around these toys for several years and have never had a factory trigger tuned down the Bob did this one. It breaks like my Jewell's on other guns for $65.00 I wish you was close enough to try it.
 

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You are correct as I mentioned its sweet. This gun will be in the Pa woods first week of December, than the option of breaking it out when im shooting my 338's at 1k just for fun. One reason the barrel is painted black and sitting in a wood factory classic stock. First appearance the average Joe will think its a factory rifle.
 

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Sounds sweet, you'll be extremely happy once you shoot it. Most guys I know with 6x47's are shooting 105 Hybrids with something close to 40.2 grains of H4350. If you want to try some Sierra 107's let me know, I have a real good batch.
 

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Appreciate that Gunnermhr. When I started this project I started bullet shopping and what a challenge. I have some 95 Bergers on hand but was able to get some 105 Bergers. Then I heard the sweet thing was 105 a-max, that was like finding 22lr. I made a post on Long Range forum and a guy sold me 500. I will pm you if these don't work and give try. I know the 95 Bergers to well on deer a buddy of mine uses them and I was impressed. Funny thing on the a-max I thought they was a hunting bullet and read one day for target only. Over the last month I have a friend where I doe hunt his farm told me about how he had ground hog problems and see if I could help him. I took my custom 22-243 8 twist using 75 grain a-maxs going at 3450fps. I took one at 510, 480, and the rest from 320 - 360. The damage to those pigs was nasty even at 510. Ever have any experience of hunting with a-max? Thanks for your offer.
 

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Give me a day or so to figure out pics from my phone camera, im not that good at tech. But really it justs look any 700 off of the shelf.
 
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