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Pulled the Pin, Having a LRH built

 
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:02 AM
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Pulled the Pin, Having a LRH built

Well I was really soul searching the last week or two about what to do, I posted up a couple questions asking for opinions and got some great feedback.

Keep my 300 RUM or rebarrel to 338 edge

In the end it came down to althought I am very happy with the performance of the 300 RUM, I wasn't too keen on the barrel life and I wanted better accuracy than I was getting from the factory barrel.

The donor is a BDL SS 300 RUM bedded to a Hi-Tech specialties 26oz stock.


Figured if I was rebarreling then why go half way, so I phoned up Rocky Mountain Rifles in Dawson Creek and talked to the gunsmith for a half hour or so.

He just happened to have a .338 1:9.5 twist 30" Benchmark SS 5R Fluted 4.5/sendero contour blank in stock with nobodys name on it. Blank weighs 3lbs 13oz and nobody's name was on it....there is now.
Barrel length will probably be 27-28" + muzzle brake
Full Action blueprinting/truing
Bolt sleeved
Wyatt mag box installed
Holland QD muzzle brake Installed
Match Recoil Lug
Bedded into my Hi-Tech stock
Chambered in 338 Edge and throated for 300 SMK

I'm a touch worried that with the lighter stock its gonna be terribly muzzle heavy but I'll cross that bridge later.

My preliminary math suggests a naked rifle weight of 7lbs 11oz

I'm stoked, now I just gotta send em the donor.

ETA is March
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:07 PM
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Re: Pulled the Pin, Having a LRH built

Well a deal too good to pass up came about.

I found an already built rifle from the same builder that a guy had done and never fired. He's willing to take a major hit on the price so I had to do it.

Not exactly the same as I'd have built but its still similar, talked the the guy that built it and he said it should be a shooter.

Rem 700 Stainless
PacNor 28" 1:10 twish Sendero contour
Their own RMR muzzle brake
HS precision sporter stock
Bolt fluted and handle skeletionized, thats gotta shrink the groups by half right there!!

Owner says it weights between 9.75 and 10lbs on his scale.

Plus I get to keep my 300 RUM so I'm almost $2000 ahead going this route.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:09 PM
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Re: Pulled the Pin, Having a LRH built

Unbelievable, the day before I was schedualed to go pick up my new rifle the guy emails me and says " sorry but I sold it to someone else" WTF.

Back to building my own, seriously considering a Defiance action.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:13 PM
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Re: Pulled the Pin, Having a LRH built

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Unbelievable, the day before I was schedualed to go pick up my new rifle the guy emails me and says " sorry but I sold it to someone else" WTF.

Back to building my own, seriously considering a Defiance action.
Well, at least you will know exact round count, it will be built to your specs, and have the satisfaction knowing you got exactly what you wanted. Buying another guys rifle is just not the same as buying your own. You'll appreciate it a whole lot more. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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