I bought this rifle about a year ago and have shot 120 rounds. I bought it from the original owner who shot 380 rounds through, a total of 500 rounds fired. Other than shooting and trying a couple different scopes since buying, I had the bolt handle replaced with a Holland bolt handle. The following is a description from the gentleman I bought it from;
Shilen 27Ē Match grade barrel 1.25Ē no taper barrel, 1x8 twist, and threaded with removable muzzle break, after market bolt, EGW 20 moa rail, bedded in a Choate Ultimate Varmint stock, UTG bipod mounted on an Anschutz rail.
Iíve removed the action from the stock and there are no markings anywhere on the barrel. I emailed Shilen to see if there was a way I could verify if it was in fact a Shilen barrel and they responded often times gunsmiths will use the end of the barrel which has their company name on it to thread and chamber which would remove the amount of barrel their company name is on.
The guy gave me 20 of his reloads and I shot some 3 shot groups, each group I would get nervous and pull the 3rd shot to open the group up to .25, .33, .38 and I shot a three shot group at 300 yards which measured 1.015Ē
I didnít try very hard to hand load accurate rounds and still shot .50Ē 5 shot groups at a hundred yards. Iím positive someone who spent the time could reload to under .25 moa. First shot is exactly where the rest of the following shots are, no cold bore shift that Iíve experienced. From the research I did, extensive, I feel the 6.5x06 gives a longer barrel life than 6.5x284 (1,000-1,500) Iíve shot all my groups waiting till the barrel cools down in-between, only shot max of 25 rounds per range trip. The barrel has not been set back, I would be surprised if the groups opened up before 2,000 rounds fired. Here is a list of items included in this sale;
- Remington 700 action bedded in Choate ultimate Varmint stock
- Aftermarket bolt with Holland bolt handle installed, not shown in current picture
- 27" Shilen Barrel threaded with muzzle break
- 20 moa rail
- UTG Bipod
- Redding reloading die set, full length sizer, neck sizer, bullet seater
- 4 green 50round ammo boxes
- (99) Twice times fired Nosler brass
- (88) Four times fired RP brass
- (1) Four times fired FC brass
- (10) Four times fired Winchester brass
Total of 198 pieces of fired, neck sized, tumbled, and measured all under the max trim measurement.
Asking $1,300 obo shipped to your FFL. Please ask any questions you might have. Interested in partial trades for a 1911, ruger 10/22 with spiral fluted barrel and a boyds thumbhole stock or anything version under that with that being the end build. Thanks for your time