close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


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

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics

Reply

Rifle Build

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 05-31-2011, 04:53 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 16
Rifle Build

Thought I would share a couple of pics from my recent rifle build. 788 LH action (I know, I know)26" Lilja #5 1:8 in 260 Rem. McMillan stock bedded with a Timmney trigger set to 2#. Scope is a Bushnell Elite 3200 10X Mil-dot. Next up is a cerakote job in black. I have load development to do but initial (hurried) rusults are encouraging. This was my first rifle build and it was alot of fun. Being left handed leaves me with little options if I want something outside of standard calibers.
Attached Thumbnails - Click to View Larger
Rifle Build-dscf2090.jpg   Rifle Build-dscf2093.jpg  

Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 05-31-2011, 05:09 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jul 2004
    Location: SW MO
    Posts: 1,314
    Re: Rifle Build

    Nice looking rig! What were the percentages on the stock colors?
    I'm a lefty myself and have owned a couple LH 788's. 788's are generally quite accurate.
    __________________
    The critters have to win every time, I only have to win once.

    NRA Life Member
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 05-31-2011, 05:40 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Location: rathdrum, id.
    Posts: 4,880
    Re: Rifle Build

    Nice job! Let us know how it shoots? I just picked up a 788 in 22-250 that looks like new. They normally shoot really well.....Rich
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 05-31-2011, 08:32 PM
    Junior Member
     
    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Location: South Dakota
    Posts: 16
    Re: Rifle Build

    Thanks guys, I'm not sure on the color distribution. I waited 11 months to get the stock as McMillian initially sent it with the safety inleted on the left side. Finally got it and I am very pleased, but I guess I learned not to build a rifle on an odd action. My first and only 5 shot group fired so far measured 0.75", not spectacular but I did fire the shots about as fast as I could get on target. I was only zeroing a scope. Honestly I don't know what to expect with this setup but I am hoping for 0.5" once I find a load it likes and I take my time without drinking coffee prior. With a better rifleman behind it I bet it could do quite well. I'll post target pics next time I go out. Going to compare 130 gr Accubonds to 140 gr Sierra GK to 140 Hornady SST's.
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: Rifle Build
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    help...rifle build htime8 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 2 09-20-2010 09:04 AM
    rifle build saskhunter Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 6 03-19-2010 08:04 PM
    Rifle Build 340ORHNTR Long Range Hunting & Shooting 20 01-18-2010 09:43 PM
    rifle build, can it get better? Retusmce7 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 0 02-13-2009 12:32 AM
    help me build a rifle msalm Gunsmithing 14 08-13-2007 06:07 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:21 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC