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Finally Completed Long Range Pistol

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Old 04-02-2011, 07:55 PM
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Finally Completed Long Range Pistol

A friend of mine said I should post some pictures of my project gun I have been working on.

I basically started from scratch with a stock 2003 Striker 516... tore it down and rebuilt it using recommendations from folks on this site. Everything has worked out better than I had expected and I could not have done this without this website and the gracious members, moderators and contributors.

Below are a few pictures of the pistol back together ready for bases, rings and scope. I'll take care of all of that next week.

Below is a list of folks who were actively engaged with my build that I would like to personally thank for their assistance & support.

Kevin Rayhill (Stockade Custom Rifles/Stocks)
Bill Hawk (Bolt Knobs by Bill)
Dave Kiff (PT&G)
Kevin Cram (Montour County Rifles)
Karl Kampfeld (Kampfeld Custom)
Scott Null (Savage Gunsmithing)
Jim See (Centershot Rilfes)
Joe Morgan (Personal Friend and outstanding Smith)

Here are the specs

2003 Savage Striker Pistol Model-516

Action Work
Bolt raceway trued, safety reworked, all manufacturing wording filed out, sanded and polished to high luster, mag well converted with block & bench rest follower, original 1st generation center trigger removed and converted to rear trigger assembly.

Bolt Work
Custom over sized bolt body from PT&G, spiral fluted, bolt face trued, lugs lapped, timed, new bolt handle, custom bolt knob, lift kit and correct cam adjustment. All parts sanded and polished to match action.

Barrel Specs
McGowen 18" SS straight blank barrel w/ 12 degree target crown, bead blasted Pattern, 1:14 twist chambered in 22 Benchrest. PT&G Competition Recoil Lug and new SS barrel retainer nut.

SSS Competition Trigger converted from Center grip to Rear grip assembly set to 11 ounces of pull

Stock & Stock work
Custom Cooper Gen3 Stock, action bedded, pillars & escutcheon’s installed, barrel & rear tang floated. Slight Modification to Stock where I cut the trigger guard in some on the right for less contact of shooting finger

Paint done by Brian of BDsCycles in SC., primered and shot in House of Color acrylic, wet sanded and shot with 4 coats of urethane clear coat.


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Old 04-02-2011, 08:43 PM
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Re: Finally Completed Long Range Pistol

Now that's a great looking Striker.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:03 AM
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Re: Finally Completed Long Range Pistol

I would have a hard time taking that in the field and roughing it up.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:12 AM
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Re: Finally Completed Long Range Pistol

My wife wants to know how you keep the carpet on the steps so clean? Really beautiful gun!!
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:41 AM
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Re: Finally Completed Long Range Pistol

Stock design is impressive. Contact info for them?
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:54 AM
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Re: Finally Completed Long Range Pistol

Thanks everyone.

Carpet cleaned by Hoover and me. Stock design by Neal Cooper sold via Jim See of

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Old 04-03-2011, 01:53 PM
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Re: Finally Completed Long Range Pistol

Every thing in the images is impressive,

From the metal work and finish, stock design and finish to the Hoover'd carpet.

Not to mention the quality of wood and finish on the stair. Kind of a shame to cover it with carpet......

Very impressive work all the way around.

Maybe you better get a nonshooting neighbor to put the first ding on it.
I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!
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