column By: Stan Trzoniec | November, 20
One look at his website shows he is knowledgeable in his craft. York has a well-rounded company dealing in custom rifles, shotguns and pistols. He also manufactures Pendleton Composite Stocks. On top of all that, he is one of only a few people who will rebore and reline rifle barrels (in 18 different calibers).
For the most part, custom rifles are the main thrust of the operation. York offers a standard, light and ultra-lightweight rifle ranging from 4.5 pounds (without scope) from most actions available today, including Remington, Weatherby, Browning and others. Everything from actions, barrels and stocks are available, ensuring a complete rifle made to customer specifications.
York sent a rifle based on the popular Howa Mini Action with a 20-inch, cut-rifled 1:10 twist barrel with a tungsten gray Cerakote and an action with a new bottom metal design. York chambered this rifle with one of his personal wildcats, the .24 York. Along with his .25 York, both are based on the 6.8 SPC with a
30-degree shoulder and a shortened neck. Both cartridges are good for 3,200 fps with an 80-grain bullet.
Stocks are made in-house with blended epoxies, are carbon fiber reinforced with steel cross pins and finished off with a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. The proprietary finish is very durable while adding an excellent texture to the stock. York can be contacted at oregunsmithingllc.com.