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Unread 08-25-2007, 04:55 PM
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Finally done

Well sort of.
Here are a couple pics.



Went to put on the Lawton scope rail and Ill be darned a long action base won't work on a short action. I'm a little upset with myself as it has been laying here for several months and I never thought to try it, just assumed that I got the short action base. So I used a Savage 2 piece base for now or until I can get Candi to send me a replacement.
Specs:
Lawton 7500 Dual Port Dasher action.
Jewel 2 oz. trigger
24" Lawton 6mm 4 groove 14 twist cut rifle barrel muzzle dia. around .9"(I forget exactly)
Chambered in 6mm Talldog (shortened 6mm BR Norma)
Richards Microfit Benchrest stock
Weaver T-36 FC scope with Gene Davis screw on 3x ocular booster making it 45X
Aluminum buttplate
Wt around 14.5 lbs
Hope to get some bullets down it tomorrow.

James
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    Unread 08-25-2007, 06:22 PM
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    James,
    Nice looking rifle, and I bet it's going to shoot like a dream. Who built the rifle?

    Wildcat
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    Unread 08-25-2007, 07:56 PM
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    James,
    Nice looking rifle, and I bet it's going to shoot like a dream. Who built the rifle?

    Wildcat
    wildcat
    Thank you.
    I built it myself. I ordered everything the last week of January. It has taken a long while as the stock didn't arive until I got really buisy this spring. The stock work was at least 10 times more work and more difficult than anything else, but then I hate working with wood but enjoy metal work.
    It doesn't show up well in the pictures but it has 5 lite coats of urethane and really needs another 5. It will be a huge disappointment if it doesn't shoot well since the Savage I built this year shoots way better than it should;).
    James
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    Unread 08-29-2007, 12:33 PM
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    sure is purrtty!
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    Unread 09-24-2007, 11:41 AM
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    Finally got around to shooting the Lawton rifle. I went to the informal match at Grand Island again last Sat. and shot the Lawton at 200 and my Savage at 600.
    I did good at 600 placing 2nd in score. I had 2 nice groups at 200 with the Lawton a .620 49 and a .630 48 then had a condition change (stupid wind) and botched the third target and shot a 1.something.
    I was shooting 75gr vmaxes in the Savage and 68gr Barts Ultras in the Lawton, both are 6BRs.
    James
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    Unread 09-24-2007, 07:40 PM
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    outstanding looking rifle you do some very nice work there!! its a good feeling when a project come's so well

    JIM
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    Unread 10-04-2007, 07:04 PM
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    Great looking rifle James, how do you like that dual port dasher action? Isn't the talldog, basically a shortened 6br to match the internal case capacity as the ppc?
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