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Old 10-24-2012, 01:02 AM
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Building new Hunting Rifle

Hows everyone doing in the lower 48??? I'm in the process of buying my parts for a custom built rifle, Here is the begining of the parts.I'm open to suggestions,so dont be scared to suggest certain parts for me.Ordered up a Stiller Predator action (LA), went with a H&S PRECISION thumbhole stock(father inlaw built a custom 22-250 with simliar stock and fell in love with it). Now the other items I'm planning to buy, leaning towards a KRIEGER or BROUGTON 5C barrel,go with a TIMNEY trigger or JEWELL trigger,go with HOLLAND brake. Also purchased the 20MOA mount from Stiller.Glass is on the list and decide its either a Nightforce,Leupold,or Huskema.Well thats the begining,I'm really stoked and looking forward to putting it all togrther with my father inlaw since he's the gunsmith. Oh.I narrowed down the caliber to 300 WM,300RUM,or maybe a 338RUM. Thanks for listening and will take suggestions like I stated.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:54 PM
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Hows everyone doing in the lower 48??? I'm in the process of buying my parts for a custom built rifle, Here is the begining of the parts.I'm open to suggestions,so dont be scared to suggest certain parts for me.Ordered up a Stiller Predator action (LA), went with a H&S PRECISION thumbhole stock(father inlaw built a custom 22-250 with simliar stock and fell in love with it). Now the other items I'm planning to buy, leaning towards a KRIEGER or BROUGTON 5C barrel,go with a TIMNEY trigger or JEWELL trigger,go with HOLLAND brake. Also purchased the 20MOA mount from Stiller.Glass is on the list and decide its either a Nightforce,Leupold,or Huskema.Well thats the begining,I'm really stoked and looking forward to putting it all togrther with my father inlaw since he's the gunsmith. Oh.I narrowed down the caliber to 300 WM,300RUM,or maybe a 338RUM. Thanks for listening and will take suggestions like I stated.
If you buy a high end barrel either one should be fine for your build. The main question is what contour are you considering as well as the length.

Glass, it is tough to beat a Nightforce.

As for muzzle brake if you aren't set in stone on the Holland, I would look at the muscle brake by Jim See and others that are similar since when shooting prone they won't kick up as much dust.

Caliber: Do you reload? If so you could go with the 300 RUM and be able to load down to win mag levels and back up. Although I have always wanted a 338 cal rifle....
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:51 AM
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Thanks for the reply, now that you mention the Muscle brake i was looking at those on a site somewhere. I havent heard much on them. Nightforce glass is the way I'm going, just got to decide between the 5.5-22-56 or their 3.5-15-50 scope. I'm torn between the 3 calibers. I reload, its just the 300WM is gonna be cheaper to reload than the other two. The strange thing is up here in Alaska, theres no 338RUM ammo kinda scarce for some reasons.The other two are like weeds, and I've been hearing that the 300 RUM can burn up a barrel pretty quick. So now I'm leaning towards the 300WM, but now Sportmans carries ammo for 338rum made from Nosler. So i may go that route.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:53 AM
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Sorry Webs, forgot to tell you the contour on the barrel. If it's the Krieger barrel 5 contour and if it's the Broughton 5C it will be the 4.1 contour. Leaning towards the Broughton 5C.. Probably 27 to 28 inches if a 300WM, and 28 to 30 inches for 300RUM or 338RUM...
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:05 PM
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What kind of ranges and what are you planning on using the rifle to hunt?
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:40 PM
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Shooting ranges from 100 to 500 yards, gonna be hunting moose, brown bear, Dall sheep, and numerous other critters up here in Alaska.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:48 AM
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Update on the build. Ordered the STILLER PREDATOR LA ( be here in Dec.)ordered the stock(received already), ordered the barrel BROUGHTON 5C in a #5 LT VARMINT SPORTER(be here in FEB, maybe sooner), gonna use a timney trigger, regular hinged bottom metal, then cerakote it.... Now just need to decide on glass, will be going to the SHOT in Vegas this Jan to checkout the glass products and everything else tha catches my eye .Cant wait for it to be done.
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