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View Poll Results: Do you plan to buy a new custom rifle in the next 12 months?
YES - Of course 2,333 72.52%
NO - wife/girlfriend won't let me. 884 27.48%
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Do you plan to buy a new custom rifle?

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Unread 09-08-2007, 11:36 AM
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chelan Co, Washington
Posts: 554
What the heck do I want with another one? I just want to get out and shoot the rifles I have more often!
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Unread 09-09-2007, 10:00 AM
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Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Texas born and raised
Posts: 752
Working on getting the parts together for a 25-06 AI in the near future.

It will be based on a trued Rem 700 action, Broughton 28" 5C-4.1 taper. and Joel Russo stock. The barrel should be in sometime in the next couple of weeks and then off to the smith for his imput.

Haven't decided on the optics yet but for the time being looks like it will be a Weaver Tactical.

Hope to have it sometime around the first of the year or shortly after.
Mike / Tx

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Unread 09-11-2007, 09:07 AM
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 115
300 Dakota
Lawton SS 16.5" 1:10T barrel w/Cheytec Muzzle Brake
Near Aluminum Scope Base
Seekins Aluminum 30mm Rings
Haven't decided on the stock yet,MPI or HS
All metal Cera coated
With Greg Tanel doing the Smithing
Tight Groups
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Unread 09-12-2007, 04:30 PM
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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,845
Will be picking up my first “wood” custom next month and I can’t wait----Speedy built all of my others but the specifics are:

• An absolutely breathtaking piece of Turkish Walnut I spent 6 months looking for finally found the one I needed.
• An as new pre-64 300 H&H action that will be made into another 300H&H
• Krieger barrel being turned to match the stock contour exactly (large blank I got sitting on the shelf at Krieger)
• Skeletonized and checkered butt plate and grip cap.
• Tally bases and rings
• Jewell Trigger
• Macassar Ebony Tip

All work will be done by Chuck Grace
The Truth Is Not Always Good For Business!!
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Unread 09-15-2007, 09:06 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,651
Yes, I just sent off my parts to the gunsmith last week.
I decided to go with a 6BR for my new long range varmint rig. Here are the specs;

1. 6BR, Standard neck, Lapua chamber, .060 lead (freebore)
2. Nesika Model L, 1.70 Action
3. Krieger, 30", 1-8.5 twist, 4 groove, .236 lands, 1.450 straight taper barrel.
4. McMillan Tooley MBR Stock, 5 pounds lead added to rear, removable front stud for bi-pod use.
5. Jewel 2oz trigger
6. Vias muzzle brake
7. Davidson 20MOA base
8. Kelby 30mm Rings
9. Nightforce 12x42x56mm NXS

The rifle will be smithed by Clay Spencer of Spencer Custom Barrels and rifles out of Virginia. The rifle will be completed in 4 to 6 months. I aleady had all the above mentioned parts and that's why it will be completed in that time frame. If I would not have had the parts, it would have taken about 12 to 15 months.


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Unread 09-21-2007, 08:28 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 366
Having a mauser action re barreled to a 260 shilen match ss barrel. Anxious to get it back
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Unread 09-24-2007, 08:03 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 507
Due to the fact that 1000yd competitions are closer to where I live than point blank I am going to rebuild my Lawton, since it already has the 20 moa scope base and a stock that is really a long range bench stock I am going to convert it to a 1000 yd light gun.
Caliber 7mm saum.
Barrel Bartlein 5r 9 twist 1.250 for 5" then straight taper to .950", finish length 29" plus a brake I havn't decided yet if I will build my own or use one of Shawn Carlocks most likely one of Shawns.
I will be shooting 162gr A-max bullets.
It currently wears a Weaver T-36 scope, not sure yet if that will change or not.
I have also not yet decided if I will just open up the bolt face or get a new bolt.
With the lead times on the Bartlein barrels I may be able to have the 6BR barrel shot out before I get the new barrel if I stop shooting my Savage 6BR. Otherwise it will likely go on a Ruger #1 that"s getting really pissed that it's still a 7mm Rem mag.
I ordered the barrel today, brass and dies should arrive tomorrow so I can set up a dummy round to have the reamer ground. I am using 300 saum Nosler brass and am planning on doing a no-turn neck, we'll see how things look when the brass gets here.
This project has been in the back of my mind for some time now but I hadn't decided on what action to build it on until yesterday.
I really struggled with the 7 saum decision because I had already decided that any new gun would have Lapua brass available for it, but I think the 7mm saum is an ideal design for a 1000yd BR ctg so I bit the bullet (so to speak) and we'll see how it turns out.
Target wt is 16.5lbs.
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