OK This rifle has been built and rebuilt hundreds of times in my mind. The stuff below is a copy and paste from a spreadsheet so it will look fairly sloppy but I'm hoping it is readable. Nothing is firm untill I find the funds to send it to a gunsmith and any input is appreciated.
This is the "Flatlander" rifle project.
: Nesika Bay
Length: 8.86" Hunter "V" ?
Cartridge: .280 Ackley Improved
Bolt face diameter: .480"?
Receiver diameter: 1.350"
Magazine type: Remington if possible with cartridge OAL
Ejector: Mechanical not plunger
Recoil lug: Holland switch bbl pinned lug
Bolt side: Right
Port side: Right
Bedding type: Gordy gritters double bedding?
Trigger type ?
Safety type: Remington
Tang hole: Blind
Tang style: ?
Bolt handle style: Straight arm like nesika #10
Bolt shroud: Stainless
Bolt knob: Round like nesika #10 but no knurling.
Extractor: Controlled feed claw type if possible
Firing pin spring: Heavy tactical (not 23 lb standard)
Other: Threaded on top for 4 #10-? screws and 2 1/8" locator pins.
: Pac-Nor Super Match
Caliber: .284, 7mm
Fluting: No except as decoration. V shaped thin.
Twist rate: 1-9
Twist direction: ?
Rifling type: 3 or 5 Groove
Taper: Remington heavy varmint or similar
: The quietest available or none.
Crown: Gordy gritters deep floorboard?
Chamber: Min spec. No reaming or neck turning.
Throat length ?
Bore lapping: Comes with Pac-Nor BBL
Hard chrome chamber No
Chamber polish: Yes
Cryogenic treatment: No
Leade angle: ?
Finish: Flat black w/ polished fluting if any
: Jewell top safety $200
Trigger face: Narrow, rounded curved polished
Trigger guard: Probably custom to match second finger area on stock.
: Night Force NXS
Model: 5.5 x 22 x 56
Tube diameter: 30mm
Reticle: Illuminated Mil Dot
Objective adjustment: Side mount
Misc: Two 3" sunshades.
Base & Mounts
: Holland one piece 30mm?
Mount taper: Custom for 200 yd 0 w/ adj from 50 yd out.
Mount height: Low as possible for taper
Other: Skeletonized or fluted
Material: Laminated hardwood.
Blank Length: 34
Blank Width: 2.5
Blank Height: 7" 12 " from butt. 2 3/4 20" from tip
Shape features: Comb parallel to center line of scope and 1.75" min 2" max below C.L. of scope
Butt perpendicular to barrel.
Oval buttplate instead of tapered
Butt adjustable for length of pull to compensate for heavy clothes. Total movement 2" in .25" steps. See blue print
Left hand hook
Swivel studs. 1 rear 2 front
Custom cross section on fore end
Tapered fore end with vent slots
Stainless or aluminum pillar bedding
Gordy gritters double bedding
1/8" clearance with barrel in front of bedding
Custom relief on right side of butt stock
Custom grip for thumb clearance, grip angle, arch over second finger, distance from trigger face
Hand rest under grip
Textured grip contact area
Finish Remington epoxy/verathane type flat finish
Well there you have it. There will undoubtably be some changes as time goes along and as I eliminate some of the question marks above.
I will be making the stock because there are some "Top secret" ideas that I want to use. None of the things listed here are a secret to anyone that knows much about stocks.
This will be for stretching out my useable range on deer and elk from the .308 and of course will be used on LR varmints. And yes there are plans forming like dense clouds in my mind for a "Highlander" rifle project as well. Something in the .30-.338 area. But first things first.