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Old 06-13-2013, 02:51 PM
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Truck Gun Makeover!

Some of you may remember this rifle... It was chambered in 6.5x300 RUM. Well, time passed and so did the powder and case life that that thing ate up... Although it did shoot a nice buck this year! SO after season I got to thinking about a rechamber... but to what caliber? I new I wanted to reduce case capacity but still keep with a hot 6.5 as well as have something different.. I had the itch.. Decided on the 257 mag case but with an improved shoulder. Ordered a reamer and let it roll... I know what your thinking.. you had so many options why the 6.5x257 imp. I had the itch for something different and I knew it would work! 6.5x257 wby imp. next to a 6.5x47

Shipped the complete rifle with new barrel and reamer up to Russo. While it was at the Dr's office Joel cleaned up some of the scratches i put on it through the season as well as added some grip stippling! (see below) WELL, after a quick turn around the rifle got here yesterday.. went out and shot it this morning... I broker in the barrel cleaning and firing as I found my max. backed it down and shot this at 100yds with a 142 smk going 3200fps.

That should do! for fire forming... So like always.. move it right out to 300 yards.. (keep in mind that there has only been about 8 firings through this thing at this point) 300 yard target:

Load development done! its amazing how it all comes together sometimes.. another kicker is the case is pretty efficient with an ES of 12.

The Stippling that Joel added to his already perfect work...




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Old 06-13-2013, 04:12 PM
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Re: Truck Gun Makeover!

I'm digging the caliber. That rifle is insanely nice looking! That stock is beautiful, is it a custom?
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:27 PM
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Yes, Joel Russo made it. He is the stock whisperer
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:42 PM
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Very nice, but one question.... Why in the world is that your "truck gun"?!?!? That rifle should have a safe all to its own so it doesnt get dinged or scratched! I LOVE the stock, i hope to own one of Joel's stocks some day... pieces of art.
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Very nice, Joel's stippling spurred a 45 min google image search on stippling for me. I love that rifle, what the wood?
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:14 PM
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Very nice, but one question.... Why in the world is that your "truck gun"?!?!? That rifle should have a safe all to its own so it doesnt get dinged or scratched! I LOVE the stock, i hope to own one of Joel's stocks some day... pieces of art.
Funny you mention the "truck gun" thing.. that kinda became a running joke almost a catch phrase between Joel and I on this particular build. Really long story short.. I kept saying I was just going to keep that as a truck gun to ride around with and shoot it out the window.. that later became.. oh well "its just a truck gun"

Just tell Joel when you call to order your stock one day.. "I just want a truck gun"
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Very nice, Joel's stippling spurred a 45 min google image search on stippling for me. I love that rifle, what the wood?
Yeah the stippling is a very cool thing! that is Black walnut wood.
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