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My budget .270 AI ...

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My budget .270 AI ...



The donor - Savage 110 in .270 Win paid $199 used from Scheel's. Had it for 2
years and harvested 2 deer and an antelope.



The parts ...






Thor decided to be in the picture ...



... and later naps!

The specs ...

$199 - Savage 110 L/A
$370 - Lilja 30" barrel, 3-groove, 1:8, #6 contour (.750" at the muzzle).
$250 - square action, thread, chamber, crown, sand blast, and install (by Dave
Young, Sand Coulee, MT)
$110 - B&C Duramaxx stock (olive web)
$ 40 - EGW zero MOA rail (might have to go for a 20 MOA later)
$ 30 - lug nut from Stockade
$999

Because of the 1.25" OD, I went nut-less per smith's recommendation ... and darn happy with it. I currently have the trigger set at 2.5 lbs and will have to bed it later. Not sure of scope yet but I have a couple old scopes laying around for the brass fire-forming phase. It's ~ 8 lbs without the bipod.

I will primarily be handloading the 165 and 175 Matrix VLDs and perhaps later Berger's 170 VLDs.

Will keep you posted on any progress . Sorry for all the pix.

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    Nice Rig, Look forward to seeing some targets! I am sure ther new Bergers will work well! Do you have a picture of a round? Maybe one next to a standard 270!
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    Quote:
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    Nice Rig, Look forward to seeing some targets! I am sure ther new Bergers will work well! Do you have a picture of a round? Maybe one next to a standard 270!
    Sorry no loaded round yet. All I have ...



    ... is test fired shell from the smith.





    Left: 150 NBT
    Center: 165 Matrix VLD
    Right: 175 Matrix VLD

    My initial goal is to develop a .270 Win load as I fireform to AI.

    Thanks!
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    Re: My budget .270 AI ...

    Feenix, how are the MAtrix supposed to perform on game? Nice looking gun!
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    Feenix, how are the MAtrix supposed to perform on game? Nice looking gun!
    Riley,

    Sorry I have no hands on experience ... this will be my first attempt. However, others like BNG have lots of experience on them. Maybe they'll chime in on your query.

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    Very nice!!!!! Can't wait to see how it does, with that long tube I bet you'll be running right with the WSM.
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    Re: My budget .270 AI ...

    Well, dang!
    I gotta admit that's a fine lookin rig FEENIX.
    I'm not gonna join the dark side, but I am very impressed! Awesome chambering, & great setup. Well thought out rig. I'll admit it, I'm envious.
    Can't wait to here how it shoots.
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