S1 and CJ you know if you two due this shoot-out now. You will have to come back in Aug/Sep when most of us can get together for a LR Board Family Reunion.
Would love to know the results. To be fair suggest you both take turns shooting each others rifle and posting the results.
Courage,Spirit and Honor
Pass It On
I think your project is a fine example of how to get amazing 30 cal. velocity while spending very little money. This is really cool for guys to analyze when thinking about their own projects. I have done this for a few guys on a budget:
Rem. 700 7mm UM stainless $800.00
Anti Torque Brake installed $320.00
Recoil lug installed $ 80.00
Chris, do you do your own bedding, or was that included in the cost? Did your gunsmith use an aftermarket recoil lug, and was that included? Have you installed a bolt ring to take up some of the slop when the bolt is closed to hold your lugs square? These are low cost things we do that really add up to accuracy on a budget with factory actions. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
S1- I do my own stock work and have for years, but the stock I used (Holland HV) comes with all the stuff and a video, so a do it yourself guy with minor skill could do it without a problem. I forgot to add the $22 recoil lug and $100 brake--Add $122 to my total. Everything else is included, though.
What to you charge to install the bolt ring/bushing? What is involved? That is the only thing I still need to do to the Tommy..It has too much slop in the bolt while in the fired position for my liking...
Maybe we can start again without the bickering--I want this board to be the best it can be without all the bull.. That's why Len created it-to get away from the BS we were encountering on other boards... [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
where is the bolt ring placed? My brother and I were talking about this yesterday.
My ejector spring is so stiff it dents case mouths on ejection and barely any contact is made on the right lug when a case is chambered because of the torque on the bolt to the right in the rear. Building the action up with a TIG at the rear opening and recutting it tight and true was what we were thinking. Upon firing the bolt is forced back on both lugs but if the bullet is not into or on the lands it is likely cocked because of the ejector button force.
I had my A-Bolt rechambered to 300 RUM for $110. How's that for bang for the buck? [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
Of course it's only about a 3/4 MOA rifle but that's good enough for my skill level right now. Just thought I'd throw that out there for the really budget-conscience people that may be reading. If a guy has an old standard magnum rifle laying around that he's bored with, rechamber then go shoot out the barrel while saving for the high-dollar stuff. I haven't had this much fun with this rifle for years.