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My New LR Deer Rifle

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Unread 08-12-2007, 11:50 AM
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My New LR Deer Rifle

Hi All,
Here is a pic of my new LR deer rifle.

I have always had a fondness for the "06" case and have admired Ackleys designs, so a natural mariage of the two came up with this, my new stick.

All work carried out by Viper Engineering.
Built on a trued left hand Remmy long action with a PTG .300" recoil lug, the barrel is a Sendero contour stainless fluted item from Lilja chambered in 30-06 AI and throated for 180grn Accubonds.

The muzzle brake is an in-house design made by the smiths Viper Engineering.
Viper also worked over the standard trigger to give a crisp 24oz let off and the whole lot is skim bedded into a re-worked, right to left hand HS Precision varmint stock.
The stock was smoothed and primed and then given immersion printed with a black carbon fibre weave coating. (click on the pic and you can seeit in more detail)
This was top coated with satin finish automotive clear.
holding the Leupold VXIII 8.5-25x50 LRT is a set of MK4 Leupold low rings atop a farrel 20minute base.

Fireforming loads consisted of 47grns Vit 140 driving 180 SMK's sparked off by fed 210m primers out of lapua brass.

Thanks for looking.

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Unread 08-12-2007, 01:05 PM
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might want to move your thread to general discussion or reviews, not really gunsmith related, you will get more views.
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Unread 08-21-2007, 09:21 PM
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Looks like a great rig! I also have built a 30-06 AI, Rem 700 action blueprinted, Shilen select match #5 contour 1-13 twist 26", H-S sporter stock , 1 1/2 lb. trigger,Leupold 3.5-10 scope. Exellent hunting rifle! Consistently shooting 5 shot 1/2 groups at 100 yds. Have taken numerous deer at ranges to 200yds. Several woodchucks beyond 400yds, personal best is a woodchuck , one shot at 578yds standing over a vehicle on a rest. It's an awesome round . I load mine with 57grs. VIT 160 , 210 Fed primer, and 165gr/ 168gr bullet. Also shoots 150gr barnes X great! Great Gun.. Good Luck...and bag a big one.... JOE
"Straight up or draped over the saddle"
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Unread 08-22-2007, 06:39 PM
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Hi Nick gun looks great, I am going to build one my self. Brit.
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Unread 08-30-2007, 01:10 PM
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Thanks for the kind words gents, very much appreciated. Sorry it took so long to reply, i don`t get to the Computer as often as i would like. Any Ackley load Data would be gratefully received.

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Unread 09-01-2007, 07:10 AM
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Nice looking stick!

The stock finish is very nice. Also, a great choice of cartridges.

Oh, BTW, are all of those plants in the pic legal.
I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!
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Unread 09-01-2007, 02:19 PM
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Nick, very nice!
I look forward to trying it out next time we meet up

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