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Pics. My new LR rifle build

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Unread 10-12-2009, 12:07 PM
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Pics. My new LR rifle build

Presently building a hunting rifle fully capable of longrange. The goal of this project was

Lightweight
Inexpensive

So picked up a secondhand Sako Forester, smacked on a aluminum picatinny rail and Hitech stock. Weight is about 3.5 kgs (7lbs) with scope and moderator, it groups rougly 15cm@600m or 6"@660yds and have so far cost the same as a standard Rem700.




Finished the rifle with Duracoat. If the surface is prepared properly you'll have a very durable finish.


Used orange for safetyfeatures. Will remove orange from scopemount.


Chose 10 MOA (actually it's 12 MOA) angle to get most out of my hunting scopes and enough out of my LR scopes...


Very easy to see when this rifle is cocked...


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    Unread 10-12-2009, 12:08 PM
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    Re: Pics. My new LR rifle build

    The trigger and safety was flagged with green more as a practical joke on my behalf




    Again the orange details...


    Have used it in the field already. Seen 100-200 deer so far, but was too busy filming to shoot them.


    First kill was a fox. Absolutely in love with my moderator - reduces recoil to nothing and game close by isn't spooked.


    There's a video of the build here:
    VIDEOBLOG HERE

    Look for english titles to get the texted versions...
    Hope you enjoy, have been reading the forum a long time, about time to contribute a little...

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    Unread 10-16-2009, 04:28 PM
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    Re: Pics. My new LR rifle build

    Looked over the rifle tonight, it's still ok with Duracote (I only clean the barrel these days) but it is slipping where I didn't do proper surface preparation. This was expected.

    Does anyone have experience with Cerakote?

    Put the rifle on the scales, have failed slightly in my 3,5kg statement but can't really see how I could have built it much different either. Wasn't willing to use a very short or pencil thuin barrel. Would've had to pick up a slimmer Kimber for less weight I think.

    It's almost a system rifle (not a true system rifle, but poor mans version) and depending on the configuration/barrel it weighs:

    Assassin 4,352 kg. This is the use-all-opportunities configuration with a 4-16x50 PMII and moderator.
    Stalker 3,919 kg. As seen in the hunting blog. This is mostly for recreational hunting with a Zeiss 2,5-10x42 and moderator.
    Alpine 3,469 kg. Only configuration that makes the weight limit; with Swaro 3-9x36.

    System components weigh:
    Rifle 3,005 kg
    PMII 1,066 kg
    Zeiss 0,633 kg
    Swaro 0,464 kg
    Moderator 0,28 kg
    The Sako Forester action weighs 1,050 kg.

    Will post pics later....
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    Unread 10-16-2009, 05:24 PM
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    Re: Pics. My new LR rifle build

    Interesting, the orange sure stands out. Not sure, did you mention the calibre?

    Cheers!
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    Unread 10-16-2009, 06:48 PM
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    Re: Pics. My new LR rifle build

    That's a cool stick. What's the caliber? What load are you shooting in it?
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    Unread 10-16-2009, 09:16 PM
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    Re: Pics. My new LR rifle build

    Cool rig, useful safety feature painting the action orange to know when is cocked.
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    Unread 10-19-2009, 10:43 PM
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    Re: Pics. My new LR rifle build

    The rifle is cal.243

    Load:
    Brass: Lapua.
    Powder: Vihtavuori N-160.
    Bullet: Hornady V-max 87grs.

    Don't remember fps.
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