This build started late winter and is now ready for the range!
Objective: Have a rifle for hunting that I could basically point and shoot at a semi LR shot.. flat is what i wanted!
Chambered in... ready for this... 6.5-300 ultra mag. I know what your thinking.. who the would build such a round. Well I ALREADY KNOW its crazy.. but I am going to really have some fun with this.. its not a rifle your gonna want to take to the range and shoot 50 rounds through.. but at Im guessing 4-600 round barrel life.. its enough to bring demise to plenty of texas whitetail! And thats what it was built for.. When I told Chad (Titan Weapons.. the smith on this build) I wanted to do this.. he said "thats going to be one hot ***)(*&^%^&*(*&^... but its going to be fun!
And since lives too short for ugly rifles... I decided to go first class with a custom Russo (Joel Russo in PA) stock. Joel needs no intro here.. the stock doctor! Between Joel and Chad this build came together perfectly... could not ask for better guys to work with! Chad at Titan Weapons has built several rifles for me and all are shooter! and I can't wait for my next Russo stock!!!
Here is some idea of what I expect...
142smk - 3450-3500fps. With that sighted in at 2" high at 100.. I am only 7 inches low at 400 yds. this is a true point and shoot!!! I don't even want to guess at the 130 accubond or a 129 sst. 3650ish...??? its flat!! and when I feel like stretching it out.. it still has over #1200 of energy at 1000 yds. Pure hunting rifle.. obviously.
heres the specs..
Smithed by Titan Weapons
trued R700 action
Brux #5 contour barrel
Long rifles lug
Russo custom black walnut stock
(its going to wear a zeiss 6.5-20x50)
Ill update with actual chrono #s and shooting once i have it...