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Old 10-01-2013, 08:45 PM
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All killed with the 270 rifle I gave to my friend and his family. The rifle is pictured.








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Old 10-01-2013, 08:50 PM
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More kills with the 270:







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Old 10-01-2013, 08:53 PM
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Very nice what is the cost for a rifle built that way?
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:13 PM
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Well, that was built back in 2006. Going by memory: I got the rifle on sale at Bass Pro here in Cincinnati for $600 out the door. It was factory with a black plastic stock. I got the barrel from Dan Lilja. It was $310 shipped. I got the stock from HS Precision for around $250 or 300. I sent it to a guy in Utah from another hunting website forum and he charged about $125 to shorten the LOP and install the Pachmyer pad. I had engaged in a few conversations with Mickey Coleman in Alabama and decided to give him a try on the build: Coleman Rifles

I want to say I paid him around $500 to true the action, cut crown and chamber the barrel at the time and skim bed the action/bbl in the stock.

I paid about $50 for rings/bases and around $400 for the scope.

I am pictured with the rifle and my 2007 mule deer. That was the year I gave the rifle to my bud. I hunted Wyoming for pronghorn, filled 2 tags, got those hunts on video, then hunted CO for deer. I loaded 150 Btips and IMR4831 and right from the get go the rifle was a shooter. I left that ammo with them as well when I drove home from CO, leaving the rifle with them after I "test drove" it on 3 game animals in one season.

Adam, my friend, asked me what would be my "do-all" load for deer and elk with that rifle. I told him to use H4831SC and a 130 Barnes TSX and never look back. I will try to get a picture of his wife, the blonde in a few of the pics, and her #2 CO big horn ram. All of those CO critters you see fell to that load and almost all of the kills are on video. As you can see from the results, Adam has no intentions of changing the loads. He has a friend there in his home town that does his loading.
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Your wife doesn't shoot left handed by chance does she?
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I would be interested in one. What is the cost? What is the lead time for it?
Matt have you visited our classifieds section?

Here's a hell of a deal on a Tikka that would work well for your needs.

Tikka

Out to 400yds this 6mm would get it done very well as well.

Remington Custom 700 6mm

I've bought a half dozen rifles from people through our classified section here and they have all been great deals.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:23 PM
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Matthew,
I'm selling my model 70 in .243; you can see it here.
Dan

Deer Rifle w/scope 243 Winchester - phoenix guns for sale: firearms, handguns, rifles - backpage.com
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