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Unread 02-28-2012, 10:56 AM
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Kelbly Atlas "custom factory" rifle thoughts

Just wondering what everybody thought of this, and if this was a good deal or not

"Kelbly’s is now offering a “factory custom” rifle. The Kelbly Atlas Custom Rifle features a Stolle Atlas action in a bedded Bell & Carlson T-1000 stock with aluminum chassis. Each gun will feature a precision-chambered, Krieger cut-rifled barrel. (You won’t find those on other “factory customs”). You have a wide choice of chamberings including: .223 Rem, 22-250, .243 Win, .308 Win, 300 WSM and 7mm WSM. The Atlas rifles come with a crisp, Rifle Basix two-pound trigger.

The good news is that this complete package — with your choice of stock finish — is just $2,300.00 complete."

They say by this fall they will have long action guns available in .280 rem, 30-06, 7mm rem, 300 win mag and 6.5x284

All the guns come with a Krieger #4 contour barrel that is 24" long

Finished weight is suppose to be 8 1/2 pounds
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    Unread 05-10-2012, 06:24 AM
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    Re: Kelbly Atlas "custom factory" rifle thoughts

    I have ordered one of these in 7mm WSM. Should be shipping any day now!
    Seems like they try to have them in stock, which means short delivery times for customers.
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    Unread 05-10-2012, 06:12 PM
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    Re: Kelbly Atlas "custom factory" rifle thoughts

    What's the purpose of this gun? Hunting? Some class of competition?
    I ask because this is a hunting site, and I don't know that Kelby knows anything about hunting guns. Does he?
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    Unread 05-11-2012, 01:58 AM
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    Re: Kelbly Atlas "custom factory" rifle thoughts

    My purpose with this gun is hunting and shooting steel plates in the mountains. I have a small private range with steel plates from 500-1200 yards that is not accessible by cars or ATVs.

    I have ordered it in 7mm WSM and this will fill the "medium to long range" hunting gun gap in my line up. I have a 20 lbs 338 lapua mag that I use for most long range shooting now, but it is a not something I want to drag a long for hunting due to its weight.

    This atlas gun looks like a pretty safe choice for such a gun. It has a plain stock that people seems to like. It is a precision made Rem 700 clone with Krieger barrel with a rifle basix two-pound trigger. 20MOA picatinny rail and a set of 30mm rings is also included in the $2300 price tag.

    I live in Norway and after all shipping and exporting/importing + tax etc. will it cost me approx $3000-3100. This is not much more than many factory guns with will cost over here.

    A factory Rem 700 XCR compact tactical costs around $2600 over here. And that is not even including rail and rings.
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    Unread 05-11-2012, 05:39 AM
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    Spent på dine erfaringer med denne.Leter etter en lett fjellrifle selv til en fornuftig pris. Så på Borden sine, men de ender opp på 40.000 på "norske skilter", det blir for drøyt. Det eneste jeg ikke liker er aluminium bedding, det blir aldri like bra som vanlig bedding..
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    Unread 05-11-2012, 06:14 AM
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    Re: Kelbly Atlas "custom factory" rifle thoughts

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by spdrman View Post
    Just wondering what everybody thought of this, and if this was a good deal or not

    "Kelbly’s is now offering a “factory custom” rifle. The Kelbly Atlas Custom Rifle features a Stolle Atlas action in a bedded Bell & Carlson T-1000 stock with aluminum chassis. Each gun will feature a precision-chambered, Krieger cut-rifled barrel. (You won’t find those on other “factory customs”). You have a wide choice of chamberings including: .223 Rem, 22-250, .243 Win, .308 Win, 300 WSM and 7mm WSM. The Atlas rifles come with a crisp, Rifle Basix two-pound trigger.

    The good news is that this complete package — with your choice of stock finish — is just $2,300.00 complete."

    They say by this fall they will have long action guns available in .280 rem, 30-06, 7mm rem, 300 win mag and 6.5x284

    All the guns come with a Krieger #4 contour barrel that is 24" long

    Finished weight is suppose to be 8 1/2 pounds
    Very nice! I think most smith can match the advertised base model price.

    Atlas Rifle
    Base Model: $2800.00


    Jewell or Shilen Trigger
    Krieger or Bartlein Barrel
    TG (springless) or Remington (spring) Ejector
    Kelbly HCFB or Hunting Stock - Recoil Pad, 2 Sling Swivels
    Double Screw Rings - either 30mm or 1” scope tube

    Options:
    Barrel Fluting- $120
    Kemper or Vias Muzzlebrake installed- $185
    Karsten Adjustable Cheek Piece- $85
    Thread for Suppressor or muzzlebrake- $75
    CDI Magazine w/ 5 round AICS Magazine- $320
    3 Round Blind Magazine- $150
    Paint Stock-$300
    Cera-Kote Barreled Action- $200
    Upgrade to Long Action- $30
    Polish all Metal- $160
    Icinite Barreled Action- $90

    Stock Options:
    Kelbly HCFB or Hunting- Included in Base Price
    McMillan A-5- Pricing based on options, Call for Price


    Calibers:
    308 Winchester
    *- 1-12” twist, 20-26” length
    260 Remington
    *- 1-10” twist, 20-26” length
    6.5x47 Lapua
    *- 1-8” or 1-8.25” twist, 20-26” length
    300 Winchester
    * Short Magnum- 1-10” twist, 24-28” length. All Calibers indicated with * will work in the AICS magazine box.

    Long Action Only:
    300 Winchester Magnum- 1-10” twist, 24-28” length
    6.5x55 SE- 1-8.5” twist, 22-27” length
    6.5x284 Norma- 1-8” twist, 24-28” length

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    Re: Kelbly Atlas "custom factory" rifle thoughts

    Do they offer them in left hand?
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