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Unread 10-08-2010, 09:54 PM
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Re: Looking for advice on antelope and deer rifle

Looks like it will be the custom route then. For all of the calibers mentioned, 6.5-284 seems to come out on top. I will do more research on Smiths, but Hart has a good reputation and the price doesn't seem too bad. I have two HS Precision stocks, I'd consider them too, unless I hear of a better stock (so long price is in reason).

ronin: My .270 is an early 700 stainless synthetic mountain rifle. I have never seen it in a catalog. The barrel is very thin, the stock is a cheap injected molded one that I free floated and bedded. The trigger was 4.5 lbs until I came back from Wyoming, now it is down to 2lbs 10-12 oz. This rifle really shoots. It is an honest 3/4" gun with Sierra 130 gr BTSP by Federal. I have never even loaded for this rifle because this stuff shoots so good. Although I live in Mass, most of my gun hunting has been for whitetail in the east. This set up is great for 30-140 yd deer, but it was a whole different story in the high desert.

Derek: Thanks for the offer on brass. I'd like to pick a smith and get this project under way first.

Thanks for all the help gentlemen. Any preferred or recommended gunsmiths around? I don't want to go crazy, I would like a good barrel put on the 700 and have the receiver trued and lugs lapped. Stock, bedding, and trigger I am comfortable with.

Thanks again.
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Unread 10-08-2010, 11:03 PM
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Re: Looking for advice on antelope and deer rifle

I don't know about the guys on this forum in terms of the 6.5x284, but Dave Bruno in PA built mine. Let me know if you want his contact info. Do a search, I just posted it this week on another thread somewhere.
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Unread 10-09-2010, 11:37 AM
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Re: Looking for advice on antelope and deer rifle

Originally Posted by EFR View Post
Any preferred or recommended gunsmiths around?
Check out Jim See at Center Shot Rifles. He built my custom rifle last year and I am still 100% satisfied with it. He'll build my next custom rifle as well.

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