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My Low Income Custom

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Unread 07-05-2009, 07:45 AM
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My Low Income Custom

Here is my low income custom built rifle. I do not have the green backs to go out and buy a custom built rifle but I wanted a semi built one so here is my rifle to date:

History:
2007: Purchased Remington 700 ADL from Wal-Mart for $245.00 (It was on clearance and this is with rebates) I hunted the 07 season with the rifle in 243.

2008: Purchased Remington VLS stock off e-bay for $60.00 and a friend gave me the bottom metal to convert from ADl to BDL. I hunted with it again in 243.

2009: Purchased 308 VS-SF II barrel new take off from a forum for $60.00. I sent the rifle to Patriot Arms to have the barrel installed and the lugs lapped. My total shop bill for them was about $175.00. The rifle stock then got damaged in shipping but UPS came through on the claim and I got a brand new VLS stock from Remington. Wanting a muzzle brake I finally decided on Straight Shot Gunsmithing V-Port muzzle brake so another $150.00.

So for $690.00 here she is with a pic of her first 5 shot 100 yard group using Wal-Mart 150 grain Federal Power Shoks, the cheap blue box ammo. I cannot wait to start working up a custom load for her. I also included a before pic of this rifle as well.





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    Unread 07-05-2009, 08:21 AM
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    Re: My Low Income Custom

    And who says you have to spend a ton of money on a custom rifle.

    Congratulations on putting together a fine rifle. Update the thread when you start doing some load development.
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    Looks good to me. There is no golden rule saying you have to have it all at once.
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    Pretty top notch I'd say!

    Keep us posted on progress. I can only imagine that with discipline and patience such as yours you'll be deadly.....
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    Pretty top notch I'd say!

    Keep us posted on progress. I can only imagine that with discipline and patience such as yours you'll be deadly.....

    Hey, that wallet looks pretty thick. What's in your wallet.
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    Re: My Low Income Custom

    Not bad!!

    Gotta love those 308's!
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    Unread 07-05-2009, 04:10 PM
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    Re: My Low Income Custom

    Quote:
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    Hey, that wallet looks pretty thick. What's in your wallet.
    receipts that I need to enter in my check register

    Oh it also has my

    NRA membership card
    Georgia Carry dot Org membership card
    Georgia Firearms License (our CC permit)
    Picture of Wife and daughter

    Wish it had cash in 100's making it that thick
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