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Old 11-02-2005, 11:23 PM
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7mm Allen Magnum finished.....

Well, I got a message tonight to go on stand by to head up to Canada whenever I get the word. The plan is to go up for the last two weeks of November but if a big buck is patterned, I will be heading up as soon as I get a phone call to come up and try to hammer him.

Only problem, I just finished the rifle I hope to use for this hunt today!!!





The rifle is chambered for my 7mm Allen Mag with a 1-7 twist 3 groove Lilja #7 contour barrel. Fluted with Dans heavy 50 BMG style flutes. A Holland Comp recoil lug and QD muzzle brake are also fitted.

The receiver is a Rem 700, fully accurized of course and converted to single shot with a weldsmith bottom insert fitted.

The stock is a factory Rem Sendero Laminate stock which I pillar bedded and then filled the mag well with a 50-50 mixture of marine tex and #9 lead shot. Not only does this greatly stiffen up the stock for improved consistancy but it also adds a bit of weight to the stock to shift the balance of the rifle back slightly with the long medium weight barrel.

Trigger is a 1.5-3 lb Rifles Basix trigger set at 1.5 lbs even.

The top metal on the receiver is a Nightforce 20 MOA rail base, Badger Ord Max-50 rings and an Xotic USS 4-16x 56mm in the saddles. The scope and rings were borrowed from my 50 BMG so that is the reason for the Max-50 rings. Far more heavy duty then needed here but they were ready to roll so I used them.

Finished weight of the rifle as pictured is right at 14 lbs. Tommorow I will spend the day doing the barrel break in around customers rifle projects and then hopefully on Friday I will get the 105.0 gr WC872/200 gr ULD RBBT load tuned and ready to roll.

This load is a relatively mild load as it has been averaging right at 3200 fps in the new Lilja barrels so we will see how it performs. Hopefully I have a few days to get ready before I get the call. If not the 257 AM will take a ride up north!!!

I will keep you posted as to the results of the shooting and the hunt.

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Old 11-02-2005, 11:46 PM
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Re: 7mm Allen Magnum finished.....

Just curious Fifty Driver where in Canada are you going Saskatchewan I hope...
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Old 11-03-2005, 01:33 AM
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Re: 7mm Allen Magnum finished.....

Fiftydriver,
My friend, did you think of me drooling as you were writing this post? Please keep us posted! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
I almost forgot! Good Hunting to you!!!!!
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Old 11-03-2005, 03:05 AM
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Re: 7mm Allen Magnum finished.....

I'm with Eaglet. Just put on a clean shirt, wiped off my chin and replenished my fluids so as not to get dehydrated. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] You are indeed an artist. Good Luck up north. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Old 11-03-2005, 05:10 AM
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Re: 7mm Allen Magnum finished.....

Kirby:

Beautiful looking rifle and great list of components. You picked the best chambering to use for your new Whitetail Hammer. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Guys, if you think the gun looks great in the pictures, I can guarantee you that pictures don't do justice to Kirby's work. I know, I've been packing one of his creations and it's been working fantastic and is a work of art in the rifle industry.

Good luck on your trip. We know the rifle and bullets will be up to the task. Now your faithful guide up there, [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] just needs to find Mr. Big and you're in business.

Keep us posted.
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Old 11-03-2005, 08:50 AM
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Re: 7mm Allen Magnum finished.....

Well good luck Kirby and good job on that beautiful rifle. Is the 270 AM not gonna get to have any fun on this trip [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]. Even if it doesn't get to eat up in Canada I am sure in about 3 weeks it will be doin some chewin down in Oklahoma [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Good Luck and dont forget to get good pics

Good Luck
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Old 11-03-2005, 08:55 AM
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Re: 7mm Allen Magnum finished.....

Varmicide,

Not this time my friend, more central Alberta. I hope to hunt your area someday though. You know any good whitetail outfitters in your area?

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