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It seems we hear about negative customer service more often than positive customer service.  I want to share a very positive customer service experience with you.

I recently had Karl Kampfeld of Kampfeld Custom apply a synthetic stock finish and install one of his bolt knobs on a rifle.  I couldn't have asked for a better transaction all around.  1 WEEK after shipping my stock and bolt to Karl, I received them back with the work completed!  He quoted a 1 week turnaround over the phone, but I've grown so accustomed to things taking longer than expected that I didn't give this much thought.  He was good to his word, and he couldn't have been a friendlier person to talk to!  He also did a great job, and his pricing was VERY reasonable!
 
If you are interested in custom barrel and bolt fluting, stock refinishing, metal finishes, custom bolt knobs, and similar services, I highly recommend giving Karl a call.
 
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  I've heard nothing but positive reports on his work and his work ethics.

  So where are the pics,Ted?

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Good to know thanks Ted.
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I don't think that I have ever heard one negative remark about Kampfeldcustom. He does some great fluting on barrels and bolts as well.
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Ok, the specifics:

Stiller Predator action
Shilen 23" #3 contour bbl, chambered in .30-06 (wanted an "all Texas" barreled action for this oneWink)
Williams bottom metal
Armoloy metal finish (on matte silver parts)
Leupold "Dual Dovetail" medium bases and rings
Rifle Basix trigger, 2.5 lbs.
McMillan "Remington Classic" stock

Kampfeld installed his "Campfire Ringed" knob in place of the much smaller knob that came with the action (Stiller bolt knobs are threaded onto the end of the bolt handle, so they can be readily changed to a different style).  Kampfeld finished the stock with black and silver spider webbing over gray background.  I felt this combination would look good with the silver barreled action / black bolt and scope rings (and eventually, scope) combination.

I haven't yet decided which scope I will mount on this rifle.








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That's a home run Ted. Love the silver/black contrast. Was the bolt/rings done in Cerakote? Williams FP done in Armaloy? Who's magazine box and follower did you use?
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That combination of colors works great. That is very nice.
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Originally posted by Roy Finn Roy Finn wrote:

That's a home run Ted. Love the silver/black contrast. Was the bolt/rings done in Cerakote? Williams FP done in Armaloy? Who's magazine box and follower did you use?


The bolt is black iron nitride, as it comes from Stiller.  Not sure what Kampfeld used for the finish on the knob; I'm guessing either Cerakote or anodizing.  I just asked him to match the bolt with any durable finish.  Rings are the standard black matte Leupold finish, though bases are finished in Armoloy.  Williams FP is in Armoloy.  Magazine box is a Wyatt Outdoors extended; follower and spring is stock Rem 700.

The bolt knob is the second one from the left in this picture...


My one and only complaint about the Stiller Predator is I thought the stock bolt knob on the standard hunting version of the action was a little too... dainty and feminine-looking.

Some may ask "why just a boring ol' .30-06?"  With all the rifle chamberings I have already, the only .30-06 I have is in my dad's old sporterized '03 Springfield, so I wanted an all-weather rifle in the classic war horse.


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looks great ted!!
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  You (and of course Karl) did it,Ted!  All the components and their colors compliment each other.  Seems the silver webbing on the stock actually matches the silver metal finish.  
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Awesome rifle man !! Thanks for the info. , I need to get a tactical knob put on my XCR compact and will probably give him a call !!
 
 
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 And if we do,we'll post pics,right?   Bucky
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That is a nice setup, Ted, how does she shoot?
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 Thunbs Up  Well thought out Ted!  She looks be be a mean shooter.  The stock job really does compliment the barrel & bolt very well!  Hurry up and decide on the glass so we can
have complete pictures with a range report.  Excellent


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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

That is a nice setup, Ted, how does she shoot?


Haven't shot it yet.  I just finished the rifle, and haven't mounted a scope on it yet.

Thanks for the kind words, gents!
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 Now all that's left is to chop the barrel to 20 inches!
 
 Hey, Anybody who is Anybody seems to be doing that these days. Long barrels are SO Yesterday....
  YAWN...
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 Well of course you are Earl!
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That is one sweet looking rifle.  Please do let us know how it shoots!
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She is a beauty to say the very least Ted.
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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

She is a beauty to say the very least Ted.


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Sorry for showing up late on this thread, but that is gorgeous, Ted!
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