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Tell Us About Your 2009 Custom Rifle Build

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Unread 01-19-2009, 12:13 AM
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Tell Us About Your 2009 Custom Rifle Build

If you are taking delivery or ordering a new custom rifle in 2009 we want to share in your fun. List your components here.
  • Barrel brand, length, profile, coating if any
  • Action brand, model, coating if any
  • Brake brand...or NONE
  • Stock brand, model, color
  • Bottom metal
  • Cartridge
  • Trigger
  • Scope
  • Scope base and rings
  • Smith if already chosen
  • Expected weight of rig without scope and mount
  • Approximate expected cost without scope and mounts (ADDED 2-7-09)

Try to answer the list in the order above to make it easy to read.


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    Unread 01-19-2009, 12:49 AM
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    Re: Tell Us About Your 2009 Custom Rifle Build

    I have ordered a new long range .338 for 2009 which should be ready in a few months.
    • Barrel brand - Lilja, length - 30"SS, profile - one up from Sendero.
    • Action Remington 700 SS
    • Brake brand. D.E.
    • Stock brand, Sendero H.S.
    • Bottom metal
    • Cartridge .338 EDGE
    • Trigger - Rem.
    • Scope - Nightforch 5.5-22x56 NXS R1
    • Scope base and rings - Nightforce steel base - titanium rings
    • Smith - Shane Clancy (Australia)
    • Expected weight of rig - 15lb all set up with scope and rings etc.
    Rig is to be used on long range shots on Sambar deer, expect to load 300 SMKs or a good 250gn match bullet. Can't wait.
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    Re: Tell Us About Your 2009 Custom Rifle Build

    • Barrel brand, length, profile, coating if any: Douglas premium XX CM #3 Fluted, 24" ceramic coated matte black
    • Action brand, model, coating if any: Winchester m70 pushfeed, action accurized and trued, sides milled, bolt fluted, barrel threads enlarged to 1 1/16" and it all ceramic coated matte black
    • Brake brand...or NONE
    • Stock brand, model, color Brand Undetermined at this point, Tan color with black webbing
    • Bottom metal Stainless floorplate, shaved thinner and ceramic coated matte black
    • Cartridge 25-06 Ackley Imp
    • Trigger Factory @3lbs
    • Scope Undetermined at this point
    • Scope base and rings Talley lightweight once piece rings/bases matte black
    • Smith if already chosen Secret
    • Expected weight of rig without scope and mount Don't know, maybe 6lbs
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    Unread 01-19-2009, 02:57 AM
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    Re: Tell Us About Your 2009 Custom Rifle Build

    • Broughton 5.75 heavy varmint 5C barrel, finished 30"
    • Remington S/S Long Action, trued
    • APS Painkiller medium
    • HS Precision SF2
    • Remington bottom metal
    • .338 EDGE
    • Worked Rem Trigger
    • Leupold M4 6.5-20x50 LRT with Tactical Milling reticle
    • Nightforce Ultralight rings
    • Not sure on weight, estimated to be around 13-14lb
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    Unread 01-19-2009, 09:59 AM
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    Re: Tell Us About Your 2009 Custom Rifle Build

    I ordered this one last year and it should be here by next month. I really can't wait to get this puppy in my hands and see it shoot.

    • Lawton 28 in w/ lost river bore
    • Lawton 8500 Repeater
    • Lawton
    • Manner T3
    • Seekins
    • 338 Lapua
    • Haven't decided yet
    • NXS 5.5-22x50
    • Lawton 40 moa base, Seekin rings
    • Mark Lammers of LOSOK custom arms
    • Thinking about 18 lbs.
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    Unread 01-19-2009, 10:20 AM
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    Re: Tell Us About Your 2009 Custom Rifle Build

    Build one.

    338 Lapua Improved no neck turn, min SAAMI
    Lilja 1.350 tapered to .820 finish at 30" 1-10 twist
    Phoenix Machine SS action with PTG firing pin assembly
    HS bottom metal
    Phoenix 20 MOA base integrated with recoil lug. Convert to either 30 or 40 MOA
    Holland Radial brake
    McMillian A5
    Basix trigger with safety, set at 1.5 lbs
    Hornady custom dies
    Put together by John Myer, Custom Gunsmithing of Boyce VA.
    Looking for NF 5-22x

    Build Two

    2 yr project on parts gun in 300 Rum no neck turn, min SAAMI

    Rem 700 LA converted to 40X single shot with bottom of rcvr welded up, newbolt welded on and timed
    PTG firing pin
    Basix trigger with safety
    Complete Action blueprinting , with bolt sleeved and badger bolt knob
    30" SS Lilja HV contour 1-10 with Shrewd brake
    Russo A5 with spray on rough finish
    20 MOA Farrel base
    Action and barrel coated with moly finish in OD
    Gunsmith John Myers, Custom Gunsmithing Boyce VA
    Leupold 8-25 with Varmint reticle TPS rings

    Build (not really build, just conversion) three

    Savage BVSS in 6mm BRDX (BR Ack Imp with long neck)
    SS 28" Shilen 1-8 .272 no neck turn chamber
    Set up as remington with no barrel nut
    Accu trigger
    Set up as Fclass gun with burris double dovetail bases, signature rings and 24x Bushell with small dot and 1/8 minute clicks
    Gunsmith- Jeff Walker, Walker Custom Rifles, Culpepper VA

    BH
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    Unread 01-19-2009, 10:38 AM
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    Re: Tell Us About Your 2009 Custom Rifle Build

    • Bartlien SS 5R finished at 24.5" OD at muzzle .630, 8 gain twist
    • Stiller Predator LH
    • NO brake
    • McMillan Hunter, black, may paint later to Brown camo from rifles inc.
    • Wyatt
    • 6.5x284
    • Jewel set to 1 pound
    • Undecided on scope, but choices include Lpld 4.5x14 VXIII, Zeiss Conquest, or Huskemaw.
    • Bases/rings undecided
    • Dave Bruno smith
    • Est. weight, 6.5 pounds unloaded, no scope.
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