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My new 6.5x.284 Norma, & first custom.

 
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:20 PM
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My new 6.5x.284 Norma, & first custom.



I just got it back from the gunsmith. I still have a paint job to do on the stock, but I'll do that after the barrel break-in.



It's a Savage 12BVSS, it started life as my 22-250 prairie dog gun. It's now a 6.5x.284 Norma with a 26" Shilen 8 twist ratchet rifle 4 groove, and a B&C medalist stock. I put my Burris 2.5 to 10x42mm Euro Diamond on it for the time being.

I've been dreaming of having a custom gun built since I was a kid. I'll be 40 this July, so I figured it was time. I may get a different scope, I don't know... This was planned from the outset to be my 700 yard gun, so the Burris may be sufficient. I've got a .300 Weatherby for the really long stuff.
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:23 PM
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Re: My new 6.5x.284 Norma, & first custom.

Great rifle congrats, everyone deserves a custom.

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Old 04-30-2011, 08:54 PM
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Re: My new 6.5x.284 Norma, & first custom.

Sweet gun. Congrats on the first custom.
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:30 AM
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Re: My new 6.5x.284 Norma, & first custom.

very nice, you have exactly what I want. I have a 300RUM for the long work and would love to have one for my field hunting. Thank you for sharing pics. Let us know how she shoots.
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:46 AM
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Re: My new 6.5x.284 Norma, & first custom.

Good looking rifle. Looks like a few Whitetail there too. Don't see any Mule deer in there...
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:04 AM
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Good looking rifle. Looks like a few Whitetail there too. Don't see any Mule deer in there...
No, no mule deer yet. We have a few where I live, but that's just it (a few). I've had my opportunities at mule deer, but it's going to have to be an exceptional buck for me to take one out of our meager herd. I wish more people felt the same around here, we might have more of them. We have the habitat, but it's filled with whitetail.
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:37 AM
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I've heard that a Whitetail will push the Mule Deer out of an area. I know they are aggressive.
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