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Unread 02-10-2007, 07:13 PM
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New Rifle Project, and a front rest question

Hey guys,

Well, I finally found the money to get my first ever custom rifle built. This is a long range target and varmint rig. I think that it should stomp some little fur bearers right into the ground! You will have to let me know what you guys think of my first ever custom project. Here are the specs:

Builder: Kirby Allen
Caliber: 6-284
Action: Lawton M7500 BR
Barrel: Lilja 30" 1-9" 6 grove twist 1.250" diameter with heavy 50BMG style flutes
Stock: McMillan Tooley MBR 70% black 30% red
Trigger: Rifle Basix set at 6 oz.
Scope rail: Lawton 20 MOA
Rings: Near Manufacting
Scope: Nightforce 8-32x50 NXS
Weight: Should be around the 20lbs mark

This will also have a custom APS muzzel brake made by Kirby. All the metal for the rifle will be teflon coated mat black. I plan on shooting the heavier bullets so that is why I went with the 1-9" twist.

I think it will be devistating varmint rig! Which leads me into the front rest question. Which front rest should I get? I was looking at the Caldwel Rock 1000 yard edition rest, or the Sinclair BR Rest. I am not sure which would be the best in terms of quality and generally all around better for long range work. Are there any other rests that I should be looking at over these two? Thanks for any info!
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    Unread 02-10-2007, 07:42 PM
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    Re: New Rifle Project, and a front rest question

    Your rig sounds sweet and youve got a good man on the job.I was also thinking about the Caldwell 1000 yd rest.I plan on getting my feet wet in some competition this year and after a little research ended up buying a Cowan found in the classifieds on another forum.Id love to have one of the high end coaxials,but just cant justify it at this time.Heres a link to some pics of the Cowan.

    http://grosbier.com/cowan.jpg
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    Unread 02-10-2007, 07:44 PM
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    sweet. you will have to get us pictures.
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    Unread 02-10-2007, 07:54 PM
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    Thanks for the reply. I will have to look into the Cowan.

    As far as pictures, oh I plan on it [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Once I get the rifle completed of course. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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    Unread 02-10-2007, 08:30 PM
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    Re: New Rifle Project, and a front rest question

    I bought a Caldwell Rock BR rest (not the 1000 model) a year ago and I think it's one of the best investments I've made. It's not as nice as the full blown Bench Rest rests but it's not $1000 either.
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    Re: New Rifle Project, and a front rest question

    Alcured-I-am-selling-a-used-Sinclair-front-rest-with-windage-and-elevation-adjustments.-I-am-also-selling-the-rear-bag-and-the-carrying-case;-the-front-rest-cost-me-$320.00-brand-new;-the-Bald-Eagle=rear-bag-cost-around-$46.00-brand-new;-and-the-hard-case-cost-$85.00-brand-new-if-you-look-in-the-Sinclair-catelog-you-can-see-what-case-I-am-talking-about-it's-super-nice-it's-yellow.-I-will-sell-everything-for-$250.00-you-pay-shipping-and-handling.

    Here-is-my-e-mail-if-you-are-interested;
    wildcat@highdesert.com

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    Unread 02-10-2007, 09:27 PM
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    Re: New Rifle Project, and a front rest question

    Hi buy wildcats gear it is a steal other than that i use Bald Eagle rests but you will be up for a lot more money and the Sinclair rest is a great rest.

    Cheers Bill
    Australia
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