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Old 09-30-2010, 10:02 PM
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Re: First Build

RJ, lots of good advice so far. I pretty much did this same project last year on a 700 action. I went with a Broughton 4.1 contour, 11 twist, 25" with the 5-C rifling and couldn't be happier. Weight was a big factor with this one. The gun alone, with a McMillan Edge Rem Sporter stock comes in just under 7 lbs if I remember correctly. The Talley ring/bases and VX-3 4.5x14x40 BC doesn't add too much weight either. 25" bbl was sort of a compromise for me so I could keep weight low and still maintain decent velocity, and I think having the 5-C bbl helps. I shoot 180 AB's at 3040 fps with H-1000 and accuracy is unbelievable. I had it built with a muzzle brake but never really use it. As far as picking a smith, I would just say phone and talk to a bunch of them to get a feel for them and see if they understand what you want in a rifle. Don't be afraid to send it off if you need to. I also went with Kevin at Montour and he really did an outstanding job. Hope this helps.

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Old 10-06-2010, 10:01 PM
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Re: First Build

I'd like to thank all who replied to my post, after reading what others have wrote and talking to a couple folks I've come down to this, some of the basics but not all that will be done to it.

Action: SAKO L61R LA 300 Win Mag (because I already have it)
Barrel: 28" BRUX,11 twist Stainless, contour ? (Smitty wil decide) fluted for weight (Hunting Rifle)
Brake: Muscle Brake from Jim See @ Center Shot Rifles
Stock: Bell & Carlson Carbalite w/ a Limbsaver recoil pad
Trigger: Jewel
Optics: Nikon Monarch 4-16x50 SF BDC

I'll be sending the rifle off to Jim See at Center Shot rifles in November to work his magic and look forward to having a custom long range rifle.

Ranger Jim
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:14 PM
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Re: First Build

Well, good for you on your decision. Please post pics of the finished product when the time comes. I'm very interested in your success with the Brux bbl.
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:02 PM
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Re: First Build

Well it's been awhile since I posted on this but my rifle is done and on it's way home. Just wanted to give a heads-up to you guys and will post some pics for sure. Now comes the fun part of working up a load for deer season as in California it is just around the corner.

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Old 08-15-2011, 11:38 PM
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Re: First Build

Well I have my L61R Sako in 300 Win Mag back from Jim See of Center Shot Rifles.
I am really pleased at how the rifle turned out. I still have to come up with some scope mounts for it but I do have a Bushnell 10x 3200 Elite already to mount. Any suggestions on mounts would be greatly appreciated, I was going to use the ones that were on it but the forward one has an integrated peep sight on it and I m selling the old barrel and adding the rings w/ peep sight into the package.
Here is the specs on the rifle in a nutshell''

Sako L61R Action: Jim skin cut the receiver face and lapped the lugs
Trigger Adjusted to 3.2 lbs. from 4.3lbs.
Barrel is a Brux #4 in 11T SS at a 26" finished length w/ 3/4" CSR Muzzle Break
Barreled action was Pillar/Epoxy Bed
Stock is a Bell and Carlson Carbo-Lite in Green w/ Black webbing

Enjoy the pics

Ranger Jim
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:01 PM
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Re: First Build

Looks great Jim. Should be a shooter. Thanks for posting the update.
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Re: First Build

Nice gun. Bet you can't wait to shoot it.
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