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    Or even a howa are fairly cheap second hand and upgrade later to a more ' desirable' brand or rifle that takes your fancy....
    Or there's plenty of good second hand deals come up on here....
    Bloody good job I'm broke or I would need a shipping container as a safe if I bought just half the toy's that come up for sale here I would like to own....
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    i know they arent on everyones wishlist but am looking at a mini howa barreled action when they arrive next month and the excel lite chassis is about $400 to go with it. @Friwi i have a vise somewhere in my container to hold it if i can find it otherwise i could just tack weld the barrel onto my towbar to get a steady hold for a good cut and could also flute the barrel at the same time . i can do a 2mm , 3mm or 6mm groove depending on which disc is in the grinder and only charge an extra $10.

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    @Ftx325 that's where I'm at now. Just sold my howa to upgrade.

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    Speak to the fellahs at GC in Richmond. If the shop ihas the same facilities as up here they will do the job for between $75 and $100 if you buy a suppressor from them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    i would do it for you $50 i have a hacksaw and a disc grinder just need to get a die nut for what ever thread you want.
    Up this way most towns have guys that do their own. Just drive around until you find the place with a corrugated iron fence and barb wire along the top.
    They may want you to return the favour somehow though.
    Overkill is still dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    Up this way most towns have guys that do their own. Just drive around until you find the place with a corrugated iron fence and barb wire along the top.
    They may want you to return the favour somehow though.
    Those places are really amazing aren’t they? Sort of pharmacy come second hand home appliance come vehicle chop shop and fight club all rolled into one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Speak to the fellahs at GC in Richmond. If the shop ihas the same facilities as up here they will do the job for between $75 and $100 if you buy a suppressor from them.
    Don't quote me but pretty sure they have to send it to chch for threading.
    Might be worth talking to Nigel in at Nelson hunting and fishing , he machined a suppressor bush for me and has a lot of gear and loves doing the gunsmithy thing....he might , might be able to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Those places are really amazing aren’t they? Sort of pharmacy come second hand home appliance come vehicle chop shop and fight club all rolled into one.
    Such community minded places aren't they. Never really thought of it like that. Perhaps that's why they are allowed to exist pretty much unhindered.
    Overkill is still dead.

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    Arround $100 in Auckland
    $100-150 depending on the shop or smith used

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Those places are really amazing aren’t they? Sort of pharmacy come second hand home appliance come vehicle chop shop and fight club all rolled into one.
    fastest growing small business in any town well known for their diversification and helps that they dont have to pay taxes and no red tape to hinder them being successful.

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    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    A good hacksawing guide can be had from two screw hose clips mounted 1mm apart.

    Btw, keep the cut off part, may come in handy as a SG insert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 300wsm for life View Post
    What's the going rate for cutting and threading a barrel? Thought I would ask here before I bother a gun smith.
    Gunworks os about $75 somewhere...Dont worry about freight from Blenheim if you are busy as I travel that way every now and then...

    My Brother knows someone up your neck of the woods that does it, but not sure what he charges...If freight is involved now, it is usually more than the threading....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    Up this way most towns have guys that do their own. Just drive around until you find the place with a corrugated iron fence and barb wire along the top.
    They may want you to return the favour somehow though.
    We are doing them a favour. We are taking the heat off them since becoming public enemy no1 allowing them to carry on on their merry little way
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