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 Post subject: chandler rifles
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:48 pm 
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anyone here have any experience with chandler rifles. i am thinking of buying one so any input is appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: chandler rifles
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:36 pm 
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I have owned two Chandler rifles... One a "Chandler Sniper" in .308 and the other a "Chandler Hunter" in .300WM. Both were "boringly accurate" and dependable... I sold the .308, but I still have the .300WM..

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 Post subject: Re: chandler rifles
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:18 pm 
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Hey jbart, what are you planning to do with it? Paper punching or actual class like Storm Mountain, Rilfes Only and Thunder Ranch?

For paper punching, there are less expensive alternatives so you can build up your skill set before moving up. For classes, I would recommended the best you can afford and practice. If you wanna "whoa" your buddies at the range, go full tilt.

But my personal opinion:

Rocky and Norm can definitely market a product and with their name. And most prospective clients will prescribe to their name and assume the offered product is the last word.

IBA/Chandler is pretty proud of their pricing.

First, it is my opinion that if one was to offer a product with their name on it, then at least, would have some pride in their workmanship. Unless something has changed within IBA/Chandler, Hart Barrels is still doing all their barrelling and action truing work. The bedding is done in-house as far as I know by "former" RTE members. So in a sense, IBA is contracting out their work and private labeling it. Marketing at its best....

But do their guns shoot, sure.

I've owned guns from a few top makers in the "tactical" rifle arena as others on this forum have too. GA Precision, HD Rifles, Patriot Arms, Texas Brigade Armory, KMW (Terry Cross), Longshot Rifles and McMillan. All are exceptional pieces respectively.

If you haven't already, do some more research out there before making any committment. Best to talk with said riflesmith before making the decision.

Good Luck!


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 Post subject: Re: chandler rifles
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:42 pm 
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thanks for the good info. I just bought a Terry Cross rifle in 6.5 .284 . can't wait to get it.


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 Post subject: Re: chandler rifles
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:31 am 
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jbart - did you get on Terry's list or did you find one used?


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 Post subject: Re: chandler rifles
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:33 am 
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I found one used. I don't think he's taking custom orders now.


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 Post subject: Re: chandler rifles
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:06 pm 
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Yes. A number of them. The Chandlers make a great rifle, however, there are a number of riflesmiths now who can deliver the same quality product for less and with a shorter turnaround time. DEA listed several of them.


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 Post subject: Re: chandler rifles
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:29 pm 
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If I recall correctly Hart actually does their blueprinting and barrelling. You can get that directly from Hart for like $650.

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 Post subject: Re: chandler rifles
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:14 pm 
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I have a Chandler Sniper and it shoots as advertised.. The rifles are bombproof and well worth the wait and cost. I believe many that have criticized the Chandlers and their rifles have never seen or shot one.


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 Post subject: Re: chandler rifles
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:25 pm 
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Added a few pics of Chandler #200


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 Post subject: Re: chandler rifles
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:26 pm 
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