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Old 01-04-2012, 12:53 AM
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My 6.5 x 284 Build

This is the start of my rifle build. I am picking up my donor action tomorrow and shipping it off to my Smith. This is something I have been planning for sometime now and look forward to its completion. If anyone has any constructive criticism, please feel free to chime in with any comments, concerns, thoughts, or ideas!

Action: Remington 700 BDL Long Action
- Trued/Blueprinted
- Pierce Engineering - Firing Pin & Spring Assembly
- Pierce Engineering - Tactical Bolt Knob

Barrel: Broughton 5C/.264
- 30” Heavy Varmint (5.75)/Heavy Palma Contour (12.4)/Sendero contour (Undecided)
- 1-8” Twist
- Pierce Engineering - Recoil Lug

Trigger: Jewell Trigger
- Remington Compatible (1 -3 lbs. adjustable)
- Top Safety
- Blued/Stainless

Optics: Vortex Viper PST
- 6-24x50 FFP/ EBR-1 MOA
- Badger Ordnance/Night Force - 20 MOA Base (Undecided)
- Badger Ordnance/Night Force/Vortex Rings - Medium (Undecided)
- Badger Ordnance/Night Force Angle Compensation Indicator (Undecided)
- Vortex Scope Level

Stock: H.S. Precision/Bell & Carlson - (Undecided)
- Glass Bedded & Free Floated

I will post pics as the project progresses!
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:09 PM
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Re: My 6.5 x 284 Build

...not sure exactly which HS/BC stocks you're looking at. ...both are great choices.

But, I really like my Manners T4a. I feel like the wide fore-end and straight butt stuck bottom with hand relief rides the bags nicely cutting down vertical that can sometimes occur with my Sendero. Yet, it's still very suitable for hunting.

My next build will likely be on an XLR chassis for something completely different.

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Old 01-04-2012, 10:51 PM
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Re: My 6.5 x 284 Build

Not real familiar with Pierce Eng products, but i was very pleased with the Gretan firing pin assembly (brownells) in my Remington build. May be worth a look?

Holland recoil lug? I know a few smiths that recomend them highly, and its an easy aquisition from brownells.

Jewell trigger= spot on. Mine are set at 2lbs and still surprise me, so you may want to reconsider the 1.5lb you mentioned.

As far as the stock, of the 2 mentioned, I would go the HS route. My experience is that they seem to be a little stiffer in the forend area. Take a hard look at the mcmillans as well. They get a little more coin for them, and require a little more work from the smith, but I love mine. The feel and fit when they are bedded right is amazing.

Good luck with your build, and post some pics when your done.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:15 AM
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Re: My 6.5 x 284 Build

Forgot to add the Sako Extractor to my list!
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:18 AM
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Re: My 6.5 x 284 Build

I like the B&C Medalist Stock, Would consider a HS similar to what is on my Sendero, or try a Grey Bull Stock! To many choices! I am trying to stay between 250-350$ for the stock!

On a side note, I removed the factory stock tonight and discover the rifle had a "Rifle Basixs" trigger installed! Are they any good? The guy I bought it from had no idea! I only paid 400$ for the gun!
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:03 AM
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Re: My 6.5 x 284 Build

Here is my donor rifle! Remington 700 BDL 30-06!
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:12 AM
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Re: My 6.5 x 284 Build

Since you were looking for opinions I would use a Tubb or PTG/Callahan speed lock firing pin assembly, also a badger ordinance recoil lug, and finally a 30" barrel will not hurt unless its to skinny, but a 27 or 28" will do the same with that catridge, they are even pretty speedy in a 26".
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