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Thread: Recommend a riflesmith for a rechambering job?

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    Recommend a riflesmith for a rechambering job?

    I have finally sourced a suitable Mauser-actioned .458 Winchester Magnum which I intend to have re-chambered to .458 Lott. Essentially, this means cutting a further 3/16" out of the WM chambering - the rifle will then be able to fire the ballistically much improved Lott cartridge (400gn bullet at 2,550fps / 5,800ft/lbs) whilst retaining the ability to fire the more widely available .458WM cartridges if necessary. The drop-floor magazine has enough room for the slightly longer Lott cartridge, so no modifications should be necessary beyond ensuring a smooth and reliable feed (quite important when a cross Buffalo is bearing down at speed ).

    I appreciate it's a bit of a niche question but can anyone recommend a good riflesmith who is likely to have a .458 Lott reamer, i.e. someone who does work on dangerous game / Africa calibres. I'd normally get Mike Norris to do this kind of work but he didn't have the reamer when I mentioned my plan to him - buying a new reamer specially makes the job very expensive.

    I also intend to try and get this rifle conditioned for wild boar in the UK, so it doesn't just languish in the cabinet inbetween infrequent trips abroad and so I can zero here with expanding ammunition as well as solids. I'm aware there is a precedent for this in West Mercia, so it's worth a try . Given the price of a .458 round, I won't be asking for fox and ground vermin...

    Thanks,

    Adam.

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    Steve Kershaws done a few of those already i think.

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    Try j r Roberts gunmakers in London - they specialise in dangerous game rifles.

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    +1 on Steve Kershaw, hes very fast, priced similarly to the rest and his work is A1. He builds rifles which win world class comps, cant get much better than that.

    google 'Steve Kershaw Rifles'

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingfisherman View Post
    +1 on Steve Kershaw, hes very fast, priced similarly to the rest and his work is A1. He builds rifles which win world class comps, cant get much better than that.

    google 'Steve Kershaw Rifles'
    can you tell me what world class comps his rifles have won and please show me where as i would be interested in this. link please

    Cam

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    T.T. Procter, Wilmslow.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    i would also recommend steve kershaw he was exellent with my rifle and very helpfull ,wayne

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