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My first custom rifle build

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Unread 08-19-2014, 02:27 PM
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My first custom rifle build

So I am getting a rifle built these are the components
what do u guys think

Caliber
26 nosler

Action
Defiance rebel
Sheep port & sheep rear bridge
250 recoil lug
Xtra deep fluted bolt
Skeletonized bolt handle


Trigger
timney or jewel I'm thinking set at 2.5 lbs


Stock
McMillan lightweight hunters edge


Barrel
Benchmark #4 sporter 26" fluted

hoping to to keep it under 7.5 lbs with a scope not sure what scope yet a Swarovski or huskemaw I know the swaro will be clearer but I like the turret system of the husky
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    Unread 08-19-2014, 02:40 PM
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    Re: My first custom rifle build

    Look at the Leupold MK4 with the TMR and M1 turrets as well. Its a dam fine scope and will be in the same price range.
    Chris
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    Unread 08-19-2014, 03:01 PM
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    Re: My first custom rifle build

    Hey Chris
    What do you think that #4 barrel 26" long and fluted will weight once it's finished ready to go on the gun?
    Just over 3lbs?
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    Unread 08-19-2014, 06:33 PM
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    Re: My first custom rifle build

    Yeah you will be just over 3lbs, are you going to put a break on?
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    Unread 08-19-2014, 06:46 PM
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    Re: My first custom rifle build

    Nope no break
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    Unread 08-19-2014, 10:34 PM
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    Re: My first custom rifle build

    Your build sounds pretty nice. Here's my take....

    Trigger - get a Jewell and don't look back. 2lbs is nice but rest assured, with practice you will be able to handle a lower setting. As for the Timney, ALWAYS skip them. Two of my friends had them and both of the triggers failed. One of them even failed after being sent back to Timney for repair.

    Caliber - 26nosler - have you given consideration to the many other 6.5mm options? Generally speaking, when choosing a cartridge, I look at what Lapua makes and choose one of them.
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    Unread 08-20-2014, 01:02 AM
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    Re: My first custom rifle build

    The 26 nosler is quite the cartridge. I would suggest looking into the 6.5 SS.
    It's built off of the short action and actually fits in the mag box with bullets seated at the lands. A lot of 'short action' magnums become single feed when bullets are seated long. The short action will save you weight and give you a stiffer action.
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