Long range precision and custom rifles are something I've wanted to get into for years. About two years ago I got serious and started checking out builders, looking for a truly custom rifle. I made a list of potential builders and started calling them to explain to them what I was looking to have built. I called Brandon McNeill with Dolores River Rifles and he was the only one on a list of over a dozen that took time to ask me what I wanted and help me fill in the gaps. With that, he took time to teach me about all of my various options and even sold me on a little different caliber than my original thought with better ballistics, from a .300 win mag to a 300 PRC. The thing that sets Brandon apart is exactly what I alluded to earlier, and that's his personal customer service. He's always available, and always answers my questions no matter how trivial. He's very good at explaining the why behind anything he suggests, and very good at keeping personal contact and updates through the build which I never expected. He made enough impression on me that within 2 months of ordering my first rifle from him, he and I had talked enough during that time, that I ordered a second rifle from him in a smaller caliber. With all that said, don't waste your time looking elsewhere, whether a smaller shop or a big shop with several builders employed, I can assure you Brandon is the guy to build your next rifle.
My new rifle from Brandon McNeill of Dolores River Rifles just arrived last week. From the first time I spoke with Brandon, I knew he was the one I wanted to build a rifle for me. I am one of those weird left handed folks that no one else wanted to fool with. Over the past several months, I had talked to just about all the bigger names in the custom rifle business and basically was told I had to take something I did not want or what I wanted was not available from them. From the first email, Brandon took the time to find out what I wanted, offer his expert advice, discuss all the options and build exactly what he described. I found his customer service to be second to none and his product above my expectation, all at a fair price. I would recommend Dolores River Rifles to anyone but especially to any left hander looking for a superior rifle and an enjoyable experience from a company that you can trust.
300 Win Mag
Dolores River Rifles truly delivered on an absolute custom and superb rifle. Brandon took the time to walk me through each piece and went out of the way to make sure it was a good experience. This being my first precision rifle, I can say the standards are just too high to go anywhere else for my future custom builds. Brandon doesn't disappoint and will give you a 10/10 both in quality and overall purchase. Will definitely be coming back!
Brandon at Dolores River Rifles build me a 6.5x47 Lapua that has performed better than any other custom rifle I've ever had. Load work on this gem was easy and helped me win several high dollar items at 3 seperate NRL matches and numerous local matches this year. Winning the Atlas Card Shoot this year was one of the most satisfying of all and me possible by the fine work and attention to detail that Brandon puts into every rifle he builds.
Brandon McNeill with Dolores River Rifles is a great gunsmith. He is very accommodating and can build you the rifle of your dreams. Brandon built me the most accurate rifle I have ever owned. His attention to detail has surpassed all my expectations. I can say that this will not be the last rifle I build with Brandon. With one of his rifles I purchased I was able to place in the top 40 out of 120 shooters at my first National Rifle Match!