Phoenix Custom Rifles work pics and reviews

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This is another stellar 5 star review for Keith and Brad at PCR.

The quality of work with such attention to detail that they turn out of their shop is second to none that I have experienced. Their customer satisfaction driven approach to everything they do will keep me coming back with all my rifle gunsmithing needs. They have delivered on time every time I have used them, and have exceeded my expectations doing it!

Anyway, thanks Keith and Brad. Your work ethic and business model truly does stand out, apart and above!

Bill Mish
 
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This is another stellar 5 star review for Keith and Brad at PCR.

The quality of work with such attention to detail that they turn out of their shop is second to none that I have experienced. Their customer satisfaction driven approach to everything they do will keep me coming back with all my rifle gunsmithing needs. They have delivered on time every time I have used them, and have exceeded my expectations doing it!

Anyway, thanks Keith and Brad. Your work ethic and business model truly does stand out, apart and above!

Bill Mish
Hey Bill! Good to see you are still around. Haven't seen you since the ARC days.
 
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I just wanted to add that I had the pleasure of working with Keith and Brad with a Tikka T3x CTR that I needed bedded into my Manner's stock. They machined a set of pillars, a custom recoil lug and executed a beautiful bedding job. Communication was great throughout the process and their turnaround time was on point!





 

K. Johns

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Wait times are still real low guys.
Give us a call.

Thanks!
 

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I just sent a firing pin to be turned down to .062 to fit a new PTG bolt before I send it all to you to be fitted to my rifle, among other things. I'll be sure to post pictures when I get it back.
Hope your hunt was successful.
 

K. Johns

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I just wanted to add that I had the pleasure of working with Keith and Brad with a Tikka T3x CTR that I needed bedded into my Manner's stock. They machined a set of pillars, a custom recoil lug and executed a beautiful bedding job. Communication was great throughout the process and their turnaround time was on point!





Thanks for posting pics and a review! We appreciate it.
 
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Just got off the phone with them to line up some more work.

I can't recommend these guys enough. They have done a 6.5 creed and a 28 Nosler and both are outstanding. Accuracy was exceptional and they were a pleasure to deal with. Prompt responses, easy to get a hold of as well. I'll also add that during one of the builds they even talked me through some of the options I'd requested and steered me away from some of the work. This led to a better rifle for what I wanted at the expense of money in their pocket. Says a lot about what kinds of guys they are.
 
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K. Johns

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TO ANYONE USING A DEFIANCE ELITE ACTION:

Be sure to order a barrel with a 1” longer cylinder area. Itn other words make sure the blank has over 3” of cylinder, and still plenty to cut off the muzzle end(1” at LEAST).

I prefer to cut 1/2” off the breach end, then face off, and to cut 1.5” off the muzzle end, .. that’s how I prefer to have them when I indicate them in. So I need blanks 2” longer than finish at least, and again if using a DEFIANCE ELITE action, order it with at least 3” of cylinder length(1” finish cylinder, and 1.8” of thread tenon)



So far I’ve gotten by with regular blanks that have like 2.5” of cylinder length on the blank and it’s BARELY enough. Only leaves aboot 5/8” of finished cylinder and we prefer more.



Btw I’m soon going to have some DOs and DONTs on our website. Just to ensure as many people as possible are giving the rifles every chance to succeed.

It will focus on how and when to clean, and will repeat over and over DO NOT USE A LEAD SLED(or any recoil absorbing rest). Your rifle needs to kick you. Sorry.


Thanks very much
Keith Johns

www.phoenixcustomrifles.com
 

Basher

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It will focus on how and when to clean, and will repeat over and over DO NOT USE A LEAD SLED(or any recoil absorbing rest). Your rifle needs to kick you. Sorry.
Just curious why you feel this way, Keith. I've never used a sled, and honestly can't ever see myself using one, but I'm just curious from a technical standpoint. I'm assuming it somehow accelerates wear on the action or stock, but would love to know the details. Thanks!
 

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Just curious why you feel this way, Keith. I've never used a sled, and honestly can't ever see myself using one, but I'm just curious from a technical standpoint. I'm assuming it somehow accelerates wear on the action or stock, but would love to know the details. Thanks!
Drive your car into a big tree vs a bush. One is soft and has a bunch of give and the other does a lot more damage.
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http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/impulse.html
 

Basher

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I get that, but an integral part of using a rifle is recoil, whereas an integral part of using a car is NOT driving it into a wall. :ROFLMAO: The physics behind it is obvious, but I suppose I assumed that rifles were designed to handle copious amounts of recoil as part of their "nature," if that makes sense.