Well.....after alot of thought I decided to go with the 243 Ackley instead of the 6-284. Since I already had all the short action parts and we had an ackley reamer, I figured that I would just go with it. The 7mm AM that Kirby is building for me will take off where the 243 will end. My dad and I put this together over the last days. Here are the specs:
Remington Short Action - receiver face squared, lugs lapped, oven bake teflon coat
Holland recoil lug
#8 1-8 twist Lilja 3 groove SS barrel 27.5"
HS Precision vertical grip stock
Wyatts extended box magazine
TPS 20 MOA base and medium rings
Tasco Mil-dot scope (soon to be replaced)
We only had some real fine bead blast material left, so the barrel is still a little shiny. I will probably end up painting the whole rifle camo anyway for hunting coyotes. Have not decided on that part yet. Can't wait to get through the fireform loads and see what it will do with the 95-105 grain bullets.
These were shot at 100 yards with some old speer 100gr bullets. Velocity is right at the 2900fps mark. Weighs in right at 12lbs.