Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

My Low Income Custom

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-05-2009, 07:45 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lyons, GA
Posts: 69
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.





__________________
Paul Graham
Clean-um, Prep-um, Pack-um, Load-um, Bang-um
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-05-2009, 08:21 AM
Official LRH Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 2,278
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.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-05-2009, 01:44 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SOCIALIST CONTROLLED TERRITORY OF NEW YORK
Posts: 4,391
Re: My Low Income Custom

Looks good to me. There is no golden rule saying you have to have it all at once.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-05-2009, 01:55 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Blackfoot, Idaho
Posts: 8,117
Re: My Low Income Custom

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.....
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-05-2009, 01:57 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Blackfoot, Idaho
Posts: 8,117
Re: My Low Income Custom

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.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-05-2009, 02:32 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: The rifle range, or archery range or behind the computer in Alaska
Posts: 3,523
Re: My Low Income Custom

Not bad!!

Gotta love those 308's!
__________________
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (where the shot goes, how big the group is, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-05-2009, 04:10 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lyons, GA
Posts: 69
Re: My Low Income Custom

Quote:
Originally Posted by royinidaho View Post
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
__________________
Paul Graham
Clean-um, Prep-um, Pack-um, Load-um, Bang-um
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: My Low Income Custom
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
custom 22-243 with ammo and semi custom 6-284 huntinfool18 Guns For Sale 3 05-29-2011 09:40 PM
WTB: 6.5x47 Lapua custom/semi custom trevor73402 Guns For Sale 3 11-15-2010 12:46 AM
Making Your Semi-Custom Rifle Look Custom By Bryan Chatwell ADMIN Technical Articles - Discussion 4 06-29-2010 07:07 AM
Received income tax rebate - must have new gun briar rabbit Long Range Hunting & Shooting 16 03-13-2010 05:44 AM
FS: Custom and Semi-Custom rifles verrocchio100 Guns For Sale 0 09-25-2003 09:32 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC