It's been a long time since I've made any posts, please excuse me as we've under gone some big changes within my shop, long story short there was a ownership change for the better and business has been extremely busy. As there's some pictures floating around on here somewhere of my progress of this build, I'll just post the finished pictures. For those who don't know me, I am a gunsmith at Trails End Gunworks in San Angelo, TX so when I say I built it, I literally mean I built it.
Quick reminder on the parts list:
Donor action was a Win Mod 70 (push feed) "Ranger" 1974 vintage in
PTG Bottom metal, one piece steel
Extensive machining on the action for the longer cartridge, I can clear
and load a COAL of 3.845"
Bolt Face opened to to magnum
Timney Trigger, completely gone through and changed, pull weight-10 oz
Krieger 5r 1:9 29.25" finished length HVY Palma Contour, Threaded
5/8-24, twisted 6 flute
Custom chamber designed by myself and Dave Kiff at PTG
Precision Armament radial discharge brake, and "Tank Brake" I have
both, just change them out as I feel like it.
Bolt twisted flute, threaded, precision armament "small" over sized
HS Precision Stock, custom made for me, should be available soon to
public market, Tri Color Desert camo
EGW 0 MOA base
Vortex Precision Match rings
Vortex PST Viper, 6-24x50 FFP, MOA turrets/reticule
My prelimary testing with factory loaded Federal and Nosler ammo was about .3 MOA groups for 5 at 100 yds. I shot one group with factory loaded nosler 160 gr AccuBonds at 503 yds, 1.9" outside to outside. I'm actually headed out tomorrow to test my hands loads with some custom turned bullets from Cutting Edge Bullets (a new sponsor of mine), shooting 152 gr MTH bullet with a BC of .617. My handload velocity tests showed an average of 3236 fps with 168 Berger Hunting bullets. I haven't shot for groups yet with those so a report back soon will happen. I just barely got this project finished in time as I am leaving for a antelope hunt in South Dakota next Saturday and plan on taking a shot past 1100 yds if possible with it.
Anyway, on to the pics!