I just received my Lilja 27" #6 1-7, 3 groove .224" barrel which was the final componant I was waiting for to put my first 224 Allen Mag together for range testing. Looks like it may get put together just in time for some yote hunting.
Here are the componants I will use in this rifle:
-Above mentioned Lilja SS barrel
-Fully prepped Rem 700 SA
-H-S Precision Varmint stock, Tan w/ black web
-Weaver 4.5-14 Tactical
-Possibly a H-S Precision DM 10 round system(for now a single shot, have to see what Santa picks off the list of goodies!!!)
I also was able to get some of the brand new 107 gr ULD RBBT from Wildcat Bullets while I was up hunting with Richard.
These are, from left to right, 55 gr Hornady SP, 100 gr ULD RBBT Wildcat, 107 gr ULD RBBT Wildcat and the 6mm Berger 115 gr VLD for comparision.
For those that do not know, the 224 Allen Mag is based on the WSM case necked down to 224 and with the shoulder angle and case body configuration changed to the AM design.
This will be the most radical of all the current Allen Magnums to date and really is at this time an experiment to see just how far we can push the performance line.
Hopefully, if I have a good week in the shop I can get this rifle started this weekend after I get some customers projects going hard.
Will keep you posted.