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Grandpa's Gun Reborn - Rem 700 build, looking for input

 
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:47 AM
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Re: Grandpa's Gun Reborn - Rem 700 build, looking for input

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Update:

Here is a list of the companies currently participating that will answer some of your questions.
SWR Suppressors is joining a great lineup of participants including:
Timney Triggers, NightForce Optics, Harris Bipods, Dynamic Research Technologies- DRT Ammunition, BLACKHAWK!, Tac Pro Shooting Center, King's Arsenal, and Cadex Defence.

We are still have not defined what barrel and bolt will be used for the caliber upgrade. To see where we are going with this click this link:
Articles - Grandpa's Gun Reborn - From Dust Collector to Long Range Precision Rifle

Please keep the suggestions coming. When you do, specify why you recommend a particular item both for clarity and my personal education.

Thanks again!
I went with a PTG one piece bolt with tactical knob and had the smith tig weld it swept back. Went with a Saco extractor - you might consider an M16 extractor. Also replaced the firing pin with a PTG and speed lock spring. Also replaced the recoil lug with a pinned heavy duty lug. No need for an extended mag box with a 30-06. Also went with a Jewel trigger.

Hard to go wrong with any good custom match grade barrel maker. There are a number of them. I decided on a Brought 5C. 5C barrels are supposed to give you a little more velocity. I recommend a 10 twist for shooting heavier high BC bullets.

After I put a few break-in rounds through it,it will get sent H&M for Black Nitriding which is a better and tougher finish than anything out there by far and makes for little fouling and easy cleaning.

H&M Metal Processing: What is Black Nitride?

Good luck with the build
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Re: Grandpa's Gun Reborn - Rem 700 build, looking for input

Update: The chassis is installed and we've written a review. The .300WM barrel is in from Proof Research. Next step is the caliber conversion.

Here is the chassis review if you are interested:
"Tactical Long Range Precision Rifle Seeks Cutting Edge Chassis Enter the Cadex Defense Strike Dual"
Articles - Tactical Long Range Precision Rifle Seeks Cutting Edge Chassis

MontanaRifleman, I'd love to see pics of your build including the build process and hear about the results you get when it's complete!
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Re: Grandpa's Gun Reborn - Rem 700 build, looking for input

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Update: The chassis is installed and we've written a review. The .300WM barrel is in from Proof Research. Next step is the caliber conversion.

Here is the chassis review if you are interested:
"Tactical Long Range Precision Rifle Seeks Cutting Edge Chassis Enter the Cadex Defense Strike Dual"
Articles - Tactical Long Range Precision Rifle Seeks Cutting Edge Chassis

MontanaRifleman, I'd love to see pics of your build including the build process and hear about the results you get when it's complete!
My smith called a couple weeks ago and I might be picking the rifle up this coming week. I'll give it a quick break-in and then send it in for the nitriding but I'll take pics before I do and then after pics. I don't think there are any pics of the process itself but I will show pics of the action, bolt, recoil lug etc.

Cool looking chassis on Grandpa's gun.
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Re: Grandpa's Gun Reborn - Rem 700 build, looking for input

The build is almost complete and testing is soon to commence! Here's a preview:

Article on Proof Research bbl will be out tomorrow.
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Re: Grandpa's Gun Reborn - Rem 700 build, looking for input

Montana, how is your rifle coming?
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Re: Grandpa's Gun Reborn - Rem 700 build, looking for input

Stephen,

That is a sweet looking outfit... great video!

I got mine back a couple weeks ago along with a couple other rifle projects. Finished up the break-in a week or so ago and just dropped them off at my smith for disassembling and shipping to H&M end of the week. Should be back a couple weeks or so later, then put back together and then load development.

Here she is before nitride treatment...
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