The extractor in the lug works very well, i did that on the Ti action i built for the other take down, its a three lug action. This works very good when picking cases up from a single stack magazine like the rem 788. I have to do more research to see if the three lug will feed from the double stack magazine, if not i will go with two lugs. Two lugs are vertical not horizontal, if you make a single shot then you can put the lugs horizontal and the extr in the lug. When vertical i put the extr between the lugs.
I'm still up in the air about the cartrige?????? 260rem vs 6,5x47 Lapua. The 260 would be less expensive and factory ammo is readly available.
I found a Broughton bbl, but its a straight 1.250 dia, 28" long. I have some concerns about contouring a button rifled barrel. I would like to take it down to a varmint taper of some kind, end up around 4#. 26" Any thoughts?
Dave - I like the 6.5x47 over the 260 due to component logistics...KISS...no one necking things every which way and having problems etc.
You buy lapua cases, and load them. Period.
Also, the 6.5x47 is the clear winner IMO for magfeeding...if you set the throat to just allow a 142 to fit totally in the neck, you can seat every other normal (123gn+) 6.5 bullet in the neck also (except the norma 130) that I have tested. You can't do this with a 260... even a 123scenar at the base of the neck won't feed in a SA rem mag...
As far as your mag setup, I'd go AICS over the 788 mags in a heartbeat...
AFA ammo costs, who will be buying a 3K$ ultralight take-down and worry about a couple bucks on ammo?
AFA Recontouring a buttoned tube...always makes me nervous...why not call Tim and ask him?
Dave - will be shooting 2 this year, one tactical, and one BR...I was just stating facts that lead to my decision...
I think it has a lot of merit for a UL hunter setup also...
For "ultralite" why not the Plastic Tikka mags? I suppose though, that the 788 mags would be the next heavier option...makes sense, just hope Remmy doesn't stop making the mags! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
The ultra light takedown is shaping up very nice, hope to fire it this weekend. The guy has decided on a 17" barrel length, its a lawton 10 twist contoured like a rem 600 small dia bbl, it wieghs about 15 oz. The takedown setup came out real nice. It will have a 3x9 Burris compact scope on top. After building all these 15# rifles this seems like a feather! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
I will look into the Tika magazines, that maybe a better option, the 788 mags are hard to get at times.