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    Auckland Gunsmith

    After details of a good gunsmith in Auckland, only needed to check headspace of new bolt head being fitted on a 300 Win Mag.

    Cheers.

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    Failing that, anyone with a go/no go gauge suitable for 300Win Mag I can borrow?

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    Mildly excited by this Nibblet. Might leave the gongs up a bit longer.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Don't get your hopes up too high. Need to find someone with go/no go gauge.
    @Kiwi Greg by any chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    Don't get your hopes up too high. Need to find someone with go/no go gauge.
    @Kiwi Greg by any chance?
    Sorry no gages or reamer for the 300 Win Mag

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    I was under the impression there were no gunsmiths in Auckland, I was looking a couple of months ago. The nearest I found was in Hamilton, this fella Cleland Gunsmithing and Engineering, he came pretty highly recommended.

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    string round the trigger and tie it down to something heavy put a round in the bugger and stand behind a tree and tug the string you'll work out pretty quick if its not right

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    Arthur certainly knows his stuff. Catch him on the wrong day and he comes across grumpy as, but he's actually one of the good buggers.

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    Gary McColl, MAE on the shore. For headspace gauges, you can rent them from Julian at Workshop Innovations in Coatesville.
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    10MRT shooters do it 60 times, in two directions and at two speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ishoot10s View Post
    Gary McColl, MAE on the shore. For headspace gauges, you can rent them from Julian at Workshop Innovations in Coatesville.
    Fantastic. Cheers for that, just what I was after.
    @Rushy could you please give them a ring, off to sleep now.



    Contact details for Workshop Innovation - Gunsmithing Tools, Equipment, Books & DVDs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    Fantastic. Cheers for that, just what I was after.
    @Rushy could you please give them a ring, off to sleep now.



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    Will do. Just got some stuff to do first so will call later this morning.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Cool thanks.

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    I have been told that Arthur is going to retire very shortly so thats going to leave a big hole in this area

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    Gunsmithing seems to be a fast dying artform. I'd love to become one, but it appears it's very difficult to become one. You need to be an engineer to start with before transferring across to being a gunsmith.

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    Is John Hall still offering his services in helensville?
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