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View Poll Results: Do you plan to buy a new custom rifle in the next 12 months?
YES - Of course 2,345 72.40%
NO - wife/girlfriend won't let me. 894 27.60%
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Do you plan to buy a new custom rifle?

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Unread 08-03-2007, 04:36 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 507
Im in the process of building one now.

Lawton 7500 Dual Port Dasher action
Lawton 6mm 1 x 14 twist cut rifle barrel finished to 26 (will probably get shortened to 22-24 depending on weight of the finished rifle)
chambered in 6mm Talldog(6mmBR .100 short)
Jewell 2oz trigger
Richards Microfit Benchrest stock (black laminate)
Lawton scope base
Weaver T-36 scope.

Started this project in January finally received the stock last month.
Just need to finish and bed the stock.
As others have said the Richards Microfit stocks need a lot of work after you receive them before they can be mated to a rifle.

Sorry not a long range hunting rifle.
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Unread 08-04-2007, 12:20 PM
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Join Date: May 2001
Location: Casper Wy
Posts: 1,387
"Do you plan to buy a new custom rifle in the next 12 months?"

New?..New to me? New parts put together? Used parts put together to make a different gun?
Custom?..Built by a small arms maker? Built by a smith? Something I put together?

My luck with smiths has ben VERY disapointing, luck tradeing for a shooter has ben good and Savages are fun to work on myself. A nasty shoulder injury last year left me a wuss to recoil so a few of the BOOMERS have/will either get downsized or rebarreled to smaller rounds!
With that in mind a Savage J action in 243 just arrived the other day and the plan is to put an 8 twist 6br barrel on it for a long range prairie dog unit. Solved my Cooperites with the addition of a 21 in 22PPC. Could use a light antilope unit but have not yet decided what dirrection to go yet,probibly just add a barrel and bolt to the 204 Stevens?
Realisticly I dont plan much and life just happens so it should be interesting to see what developes?
"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." -Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
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Unread 08-07-2007, 09:40 AM
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: FREE RUN, MS
Posts: 774
I voted no because I aint got last years yet! Kirby Im having dreams again! One masterpiece at a time.
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Unread 08-08-2007, 03:20 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 222
I liked Nates answer so for 2007: 6mmBR - May. 270 AM - August sometime?6ppc August sometime? Ouch, but I had some catching up to do. My brother got ahead of me in gun count. Just can't let that happen. Who ever said you could have too many.
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Unread 08-10-2007, 06:35 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,075
If I build one for myself, that would still count, wouldn't it? I would like to build a Rem 700 L/A (I have one) with an Accurate Innovations walnut hunter stock (have one in AAA walnut) and a #5.5 Shilen 9 twist SS barrel crowned at 25", chambered in .280 Rem. I want to put on a good set of iron sights; a knob adjustable aperture rear, globe front, no scope, finish at around 7 1/2 lbs. I am waiting to see how cataract surgery goes before I commit. I used to shoot match rifle and service rifle out to 600 yds and really enjoyed it. I also used to hunt with a Garand.

I notice that I'm using the phrase "I used to...." a lot lately.

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Unread 08-22-2007, 10:01 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Inukjuak, Canadian Eastern Arctic 59 parallel
Posts: 219
I know I shouldn't be posting this here, but can't resist. It's not a custom job, but I just ordered a Tikka t3 camo stainless in .223. My gunsmith is going to see it before me and as one would say optimize it. Pillar bedding, Having the stock filled with foam, Picatinny rail added, trigger job "adjustment", then the Bushnell 6-24x40 scope with side parallax and mil-dot reticle added. Turrets don't have enough travel for long range, so I'm going to zero it as far away as I can, then range and use hold-over and hold-under for as close and far away as the mildot reticle will allow me. I love holding over anyways.
I have another dream rifle but don't think I'll ever get it unless some miracle drops in $$$$
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Unread 08-27-2007, 09:47 AM
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Great Falls, MT
Posts: 205
Just dropped off the doner action. It was a old Rem 700 7mmRemMag. It has the flattened safety and the old 721 style bolt shroud. We also found out that the old Rem 700 actions are a little bigger (more metal) than the newer actions. Anyways, after more money than my wife will know about and a little magic from my gunsmith...
26" 8 twist barrel w/brake
Stock trigger
sleeved bolt for/with saco extractor
Reminton custom shop laminated stock pillar bedded
Sunny Hill bottom metal
Genises 27-3: Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison...
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