I have been a member for awhile and in the last year with help from the knowledgeable members, I have been able to build some decent custom rifles
with my minimal skills. I have been a shooter/hunter for 23 years, but in the last three years i have been doing some gunsmithing myself and I absolutely love the feeling of putting together a 1/2 or even sometimes a 1/5 moa shooter. My wife managed to get this one out of me for Christmas. She did say I could use it whenever I liked though:-). Its a short action stevens 200, er shaw varmint barrel in 7mm-08 cut to 23" and recrowned by your truly, with a Bobby Hart LRT birch finished stock, bushnell 10x elite 3200, weaver quad rings, iron sighter one piece base, oversized stainless bolt knob, PTG .25" recoil lug, PTG bolt face, and stainless smooth barrel nut. I think I dont even have $700 in it. Shoots 120gr Nosler Ballistic tips with 43.5 grains of IMR4064 at 2.80" COL. Hundred hard groups have measured as small as .35" off rear bag and bipod. It has converted me to a "reload only" guy on all my bolt guns!
Now on to my Torture Session....I ordered a 338 edge barrel about two weeks ago knowing that it was gonna be at least 6 weeks bf I would have it. ( Sucks to pay for something and not have it but hey, thats the biz...Hopefully McGowen surprises me, hint hint!) Well, all my other parts have appeared from other builds and such and now I have the entire thing complete....minjs my barrel I have been self medicating by making numerous different loads for it, 225 hornady interbonds on top of h1000 and retumbo, 250 gr SGK on top of h1000 and 300 gr NAB's on top of h1000! All different powder loads and different lengths. Ive roughly got 200 loaded rounds. Here are the specs, and if anyone knows where I could acquire a small shank 28" or longer 338 edge barrel thats threaded I would happily purchase!
Savage 111 7mm Long Action
Hogue OD green overmolded stock with arrows and cold steel clay in forearm for stiffness:-)
Trigger tuned and stoned by yours truly
Iron sighter one piece base
Leupold 30mm split vertical rings
Hawke SW Tactical 4-16x50
Caldwell 6-9" Bipod
Nathan Wright Muzzle brake
Comfy Leather Sling to assists in toting this beast
Tactical bolt knob on backorder
......and if it takes much longer to get barrel a rifle basix trigger