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Unread 09-07-2013, 11:32 PM
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300 win mag

This is may first semi-custom rifle, so the wait almost killed me with anticipation.
Savage 116 action
Number 5 28" Benchmark barrel with 6 straight flutes chambered and throated for the 215 Berger hybrid by Kevin Rayhill
Center Shot Rifles Mini Muscle Magnum brake
McMillan Gamescout stock 70% black, 15% grey, and 10% dark grey with pillars
Bolt fluted by Twisted Barrel
Custom bolt knob off of Ebay
Ken Farrel 40 moa base
TPS rings
Scope is a Leupold vari-x III 6.5-20x50 LR T
Rifle weighs in at 11lbs. 5oz. as it sits.
The target was shot with WW brass, H-1000, federal 215 primers, and Berger 215 hybrids

I'm still working on a load for it, but the rifle is showing promise. Let me know what you think.
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    Re: 300 win mag

    It looks great man, I know all about that wait and it never gets any easier! What are your impressions of the stock?
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    Re: 300 win mag

    I really like the stock, however if I could change something I would flatten out the area that rides the bag at the rear of the stock. It is a little steep. I will use this rifle for backpack hunting and wanted a slimmer stock.
    Thanks for the reply.
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    Re: 300 win mag

    That is a very nice rifle. I think we see the beginning of yet another love affair with a quality 300 win.

    Best of luck with it. Keep us posted on how she performs.

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    Re: 300 win mag

    See what you started Jeff, lots of new 300 win mags being built/bought I only hope mine works half as good as yours.
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    Re: 300 win mag

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    See what you started Jeff, lots of new 300 win mags being built/bought I only hope mine works half as good as yours.
    Jon
    Jon, it looks great! Been following your other thread about the load development--looks like you are getting there. AND, you are right, it IS all Broz's fault........

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    Randy,
    Thanks for the kind words. Shot again this morning, had a good group going and pulled the 3rd shot. Who knows if it would have been a keeper so I will go test again tonight.
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