Well...as of Sunday morning she is finished!! I completed the bedding on Thursday, pulled it out Friday (big YES!! when it came apart), mounted a Weaver one piece base, Burris Signature Zee rings and Burris Fullfield 6-18X w/ target knobs and fine plex reticle.
Ain't she puuurrrtyyy!!
The range test on Sunday morning consisted of seven rounds. Load is 44gr Varget, 168gr Starke RPVB bullet (3.321" w/ SP OAL gauge), CCI200 primer and LC Match brass. I fired a sighter and three rounds which ended up looking like this.....
Then the next three...
Can't really complain about that for a first range test, "pet" recipe from another gun and.....a $362 rifle!! Yepper!! Savage 110 w/ wood stock in .270 Winny for $200 out the door at a local store, $8 barrel from a bargain bin at a local gun shop, $145 in 'smith fees to rethread, chamber, crown and polish the entire works and $9 for the one piece base. Optics are borrowed from another gun until I decide what I really want to top her with. The stock mods (lots-o-fiberglass w/ bondo and lead filled buttstock) and bedding were all done by myself. The entire package weighs in at around 18-ish pounds.
With a little tweaking I think she'll tighten up a bit. But regardless...I'm thrilled with the budget project and $8 barrel!!!
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