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Unread 09-30-2004, 10:20 PM
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Re: New project advice!!

thanks guys for all the help. I din't expect this much good stuff.

No I'm not really stuck on a Ti action it's just something different and that is the way I allways like to do things. do them right and with a different twist than what the average guy might.

i know I want the 300wsm I don't need anthing bigger . like I said I have a 30-338. After the 300 wsm is done I think I will go really big. Like a long barrled (36" + or -) .338 300 grn shooting cannon. but that is later . I gotta get my P-dog at 1k first.
so it looks like the Lija barrel and NightForce is going to be what I am going to go with.

Now an action is still up in the air I am 50-50 on a Ti action maybe the sticker will shock me into a normal action. I know I don't like SS. I don't know why but I don't like them. doe anybody know of any other custom action makers that biuld an awsome action. Ti or Steel?

that picture is what I am looking for. more of a fancy paint not something for hiding in the woods. and maybe a thumb through stock allso.

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Unread 09-30-2004, 11:12 PM
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Re: New project advice!!

I own the 5.5-22x NXS model. I also own a 6X24 56mm. In my opinion the best 1000 yard shooting is really done with 32X or 40X

My wildcat 28 inch target barrel 7mm STW was built by a guy doing 1000 yard competition and it never performed up to what he wanted so I bought and he moved up to the .50's in the 35 pound class.

If your going to have a barrel built I am one of the #1 believers in long barrels. My next gun planned is going for a 30 inch maybe even 32 in a 338 Lapua.

I spent a full day this summer in South Dakota and shot @500 rounds at the poodles. You really need 28+ inch barrels to burn the slow powders like r-22 7828 H-1000 R-25 MRP
.270 Ackley improved 29 inch 1.250 dia. target barrel 7mm STW 28 inch 1.250 target barrel. I also love my .458 mag for varmints and the biggest game in the world.
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Unread 09-30-2004, 11:38 PM
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Nesika Bay will build you a custom Ti action, the best made. The NXS scope is the way to go. If only target shooting, go with the higher power (32 or 42). If shooting game also, go with the 22 power. Lilja makes good barrels, so does Kreiger and a few others. Lone Wolf makes stronger lighter and straighter stocks than Mcmillan, a custom Ti action deserves better than a Mcmillan.
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Unread 10-01-2004, 06:05 AM
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Nice looking rifle. You may have already done so, but can you give details, components, etc?


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Unread 10-01-2004, 08:35 AM
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300 WSM
Rem 700 SS, SA
Rock 24" #7 Fluted Barrel, 11 twist
OPS Inc. break
McMillan A5
Wyatt Mag Box

Badger metal all around

Nightforce NXS 5.5-22 R2 ret.

Smithed by Chris Matthews

shoots 190 SMK's into .2 or less at 2900 fps. and holds 1/2 MOA to 1000 yards.

[ 10-01-2004: Message edited by: Ric Horst ]
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Unread 10-01-2004, 09:47 AM
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Re: New project advice!!

Ric--you might as well just put that description in your sig line [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

did you mean .5MOA at 1k or has that thing started shooting better than it was???

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Unread 10-01-2004, 03:38 PM
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JB.. oops.. yup it holds .5 moa to 1K.. hell it shoots better than I ever will....
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