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Unread 09-04-2007, 07:30 PM
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Thunderstruck rifle series

Here is a new rifle i have just completed for a good friend. I am calling this the "Thunderstruck" its chambered in my 338 snipe-tac, 338-408 Imp for those not familiar with it. I spent a few hours with the mill on this one.

Lawton 8000 single shot action
I milled the receiver to take a 5 round magazine, bead blasted and KG Gunkote black finish. Jewell trigger installed.

The stock is all aluminum with adjustable LOP and cheek rest. Weight 5#
I custom built the bottom metal to match up with the magazine.

The barrel is a ABS/Mike Rock carbon wrapped, 10 twist, 32" with brake.
1.400 breech tapered to 1.100" at the muzzle. 6.5# weight.

The whole rifle is finished in Duracoat, my own camo pattern and colors i mixed from leftovers.






Testing will start later this week and then its off to Wyoming for Antelope and Elk hunts. The goal is an Antelope past a mile. He will be using the 300 SMK bullet for these hunts, later on the Alum tipped wildcat bullets will be load tested.
Total weight for this rifle as is 15#

It will have a Nightforce 2DD redical 5.5-22x56mm scope and 40moa base.
I will post some shooting info later this week.

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    Unread 09-04-2007, 07:43 PM
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    Dave , that thing

    looks beautiful !! Please keep us informed as you develop loads for it and so on .

    Jim B.
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    Hey, isn't that name already used? Well sorta? Just kidding. Looks nice and a great song too.
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    hahaha, yeah thats where the name came from, the song. I know you allready have the Thunder. I shot it today just to check the extraction and magazine function, hardly no recoil. Hope the base shows up soon so i can put it on paper.

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    Unread 09-06-2007, 07:05 PM
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    Nice

    Thats a fantastic looking rifle , very NICE , like the 5rd mag , the only thing I would change would be calibre ( 375/408 ) and std barrel ,

    Later Chris
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    Absolutely Beautiful!
    With that stock design it would be easy to modify it into a rear grip SP
    Not in that cartridge mind you, but none the less a awesom looking rig.
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    Unread 09-07-2007, 11:41 AM
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    Dave,
    Is that your own brake design?
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