There are a few individual services and prices listed here for customizing and accurizing work, but due to the unlimited variables and options in building a custom rifle, it is impossible to price complete rifle projects here. Please call me and I will go over all the variables and options with you on your project, and then I will be able to figure a close estimate for you.
The "Accurizing Package" is the most popular way I accurize a factory rifle. It includes only the very best of gunsmithing techniques, and brings out almost all the accuracy the rifle using the factory barrel will be capable of!
This includes a complete accuracy evaluation of the entire rifle including bore scoping and “slugging” the barrel, gauging headspace, pillar bedding the stock, "accuracy" barrel crown, lapping the bolt lugs, lapping the scope rings, remounting the scope correctly, and "blueprinting" the trigger.
650.00 Basic accurizing package
600.00 (Above package - without lapping the scope rings)
"Accurizing Package" options:
-20.00 *Guns with stocks having integral bedding blocks (no pillars needed)
295.00 *Extra to sleeve bolt/rebore receiver, if needed, to reduce excessive bolt clearance and gain accuracy
195.00 *Extra to epoxy "sleeve" receiver (less expensive way to reduce bolt clearance)
195.00 *Extra to lap bore of barrel to smooth and uniform bore for better accuracy/less fouling
995.00 "Complete Accurizing Package" - all of the basic package, plus lap bore and epoxy sleeve bolt
PRECISION RIFLE WORK
1000 Yard Heavy Gun
1000 Yard Light Gun
Tactical / Hunting Rifle
Action work on factory actions can vary considerably in price, depending on what all gets done. Hunting rifles, for example, will generally not need as much action truing / blueprinting work as a rifle being built for serious benchrest or competition use.
Prices will normally run from a minimum of $95 to true/lap the bolt lugs up to an average of $400-450 for normal action truing: single-point recutting / truing receiver threads, receiver face, receiver lug seats, bolt lugs, bolt face, bolt nose, lapping bolt lugs, etc. But the cost can go up from there to $900 or more if we need to do all of the "normal" truing, plus sleeving the bolt to reduce bolt clearance/slop, reboring receiver bolt raceway if needed, bushing the bolt face to reduce firing pin hole size, reworking or replacing the firing pin and spring to correct weak ignition, etc, etc.
Normally by the time you purchase a factory action and have to do all this work to it, you may be better off to go with a high quality custom action if the match rules allow - it may not cost that much more, and resale of guns with custom actions is better.
Custom actions vary in price and options, but generally run anywhere from $900 to $2000 depending on what you want.
Call me and we can discuss your needs in detail to figure out the best way to go.
Dialing receiver in to be trued / blueprinted
Finished truing receiver
Machining bolt for metal sleeves
All my barrel machining (threading, chambering, crowning) and die making is held to extremely accurate tolerances, with the bore (not the outside of the barrel/die) running perfectly true. The end of the bore being worked on is dial-indicated to run both straight and true within .0001''-.0002", as compared to frequently seen off-center and crooked tolerances of .002''-.008'' or worse.
I have specially modified my lathes to allow this extremely accurate way of doing barrel work. I also take the time to closely evaluate, measure and "slug" all new custom barrel blanks to ensure they are as true inside as they are supposed to be (they aren’t always as good as they should be, in which case I return them to the manufacturer for correction or replacement before fitting them to your gun).
495.00 Install custom barrel:includes evaluating barrel blank, threading, chambering, "accuracy" crown, standard finish (gloss or satin). You can specify almost any standard or wildcat chamber, throating to match a specific bullet or throat length, twist rate, barrel length, and contour. We can help you determine all of these details.Custom barrel options:
75.00 *Extra for matte or bead blast finish
Quote *Extra for Cerakote, blued, or custom finish on barrel or entire rifle
125.00 *Extra for barrels requiring extractor cuts
85.00 *Extra reamer rental charge for uncommon chamberings (minimum)
95.00 *Extra for lapping/truing bolt lugs, when needed
75-100 *Extra for re-inletting stock forend to match new barrel, when needed
125.00 "Accuracy" crown existing barrel (bore dial-indicated straight and true to .0001''-.0002", single point cut)
295.00 Rechamber existing barrel (when not requiring barrel setback)
395.00 Set existing barrel back one or more threads and rechamber
50.00 Bore scope evaluation of bore, chamber, crown
50.00 “Slug” bore to determine barrel quality (included in all rebarrelling at no extra charge)
175-195 Muzzle brake - thread and fit to barrel (stainless) - price of brake not included
Muzzle brake options:
Quote Extra to blue, Cerakote, or custom finish brake to match barrel
100.00 Extra for accuracy crown on barrel when doing brake installation
Barrel threaded to fit action, checking bore is true before chambering
Reaming the chamber
Custom Reloading Dies
Quote Custom neck sizing die and bullet seating die made with same reamer as chamber
Quote Custom full-length sizing die chambered with specially sized reamer made to be perfectly compatible with the custom chamber in your rifle. The full length die will also be heat-treated.
I normally recommend installing a custom trigger whenever possible. But when this is not possible, I can rework and blueprint/tune most factory triggers.
All my trigger work is set for optimum engagement angles, and thoroughly tested for proper function, safety, impact resistance, and exacting repeatability for best accuracy!
125-150 (most guns) Blueprint/tune factory trigger: highly polish all working surfaces/springs/pins, and set engagement, overtravel, and pull weight for top safety and accuracy
195.00+ Ruger #1, complicated triggers, etc
Benchrest quality "Pillar Bedding"
Done correctly, pillar bedding the action into the stock makes for a perfect stress-free fit of the action into the stock, which gives the very best accuracy possible! First, solid metal pillars are machined and fitted through the stock for a more rigid assembly. Then, the barrel is free floated and the action is carefully bedded into the stock with epoxy. Finally, after the epoxy has cured, the fit is checked with a dial-indicator to ensure the fit is perfect and all stresses are eliminated for the best accuracy possible!
Then, if needed, I often bed the action and stock again to give an even better, more accurate pillar bedding fit. After the first bed has cured (epoxy shrinks slightly while curing) for 2-3 days, it is completely bedded again with a thin second bedding coat right on top of the first bedding to eliminate this shrinkage. This makes the stock fit the receiver so perfectly that it effectively stiffens the receiver, allowing even less barrel whip and vibration, which increases accuracy even more!
I can also do "glue-in" bedding, which is commonly done on benchrest rifles. In this case, the stock is first bedded conventionally, then the bedding and action are permantly glued together with a 2'nd bedding coat of epoxy
125.00 *Extra for 2'nd bedding coat or glue-in, when needed
Quote *Extra work required to prepare an action or stock for glue-in, if needed
-20.00 *Stocks with integral bedding block (no pillars needed)
75-100 *Extra to inlet/open barrel channel to free float the barrel, or to fit a new barrel
100.00 *Extra metal stiffening rods bedded into forend
Quote *Extra to add weight to stock
Quote *"True" benchrest stock - mill bottom and sides, front and rear, for perfect tracking in the bags
Quote *Tracking plates added to stock front and/or rear to aid tracking
Quote *Fit and install recoil pad or butt plate, sling studs, etc
Quote *Inletting/finishing of semi-inletted or semi-finished stocks
Quote *Custom paint, finish or refinish stocks
Pillar bedding a benchrest stock with epoxy
Pillar bedding finished on hunting stock
Scope and Sight Work
80.00 Scope mounting (gun drilled and tapped)200.00+ Scope mounting, including drilling and tapping receiver (more for hardened receivers)
100.00 Scope rings - lap rings, or epoxy bed scope into rings for very best fit and accuracy
80.00 Scope bases - epoxy bed to receiver for best accuracy
110.00 Angle bed bases to receiver - add as much MOA as needed for extreme distance shooting
N/C Standard polished finish - very good looking, smooth, medium gloss finish that does not show handling marks easily
75.00 Matte non-glare finish
80.00 Oiled matte finish– matte finish is polished lightly with a wire wheel running in oil to give an attractive non-glare finish that isn’t quite as dull as matte finish. This is also a more durable finish that does not mark easily
195.00 High Gloss finish - much shinier finish than standard polish, but shows marks easier
300.00+ Mirror finish – extremely high gloss finish - shows handling marks very easily
Quote Hot bluing, Cera-Kote, Parkerizing, Teflon coating, custom painting, etc