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Old 08-18-2012, 06:39 PM
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338 Big Baer in Turkish Walnut

Here is my new build...finally here.

338 Big Baer, Bat M 8.5, Benchmark 10 twist at 30 inches
Cerrakoted Black, Jewel Trigger, Bat 20 MOA base
Turkish Walnut Stock (by Joel Russo) - Russo Stock design

Gun built by Bruce Baer, all stock work by Joel Russo

I was originally going to go laminate or McMillan for the stock and save the nice wood for a dangerous game rifle, but Joel's appreciation of fine wood rubbed off on me a little bit. Best decision I made - she's gorgeous even if I do say so myself...

I have to say - I have a couple other custom guns, but the workmanship and detail by Baer and Joel or incredible on this. It truly is a work of art. Haven't even shot her yet - hope she shoots have as good as her cousin Eleanor (Joel's . What can I say about Joel - he didn't just do the stock, but shared lots of great advice and was invaluable to this build. He's a total class act, all the way! Baer builds one fine gun...Watch out elk!
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:03 PM
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Re: 338 Big Baer in Turkish Walnut

Sick! Beautiful rifle.
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Re: 338 Big Baer in Turkish Walnut

That's a good lookin' rifle!

How much does it weigh? planning to shoot 300grain pills?
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:54 AM
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Re: 338 Big Baer in Turkish Walnut

Thanks

She's just shy of 16lbs without scope...so I guess I'll be in the 18lb range with glass (might be a wee heavy for a sheep hunt )

Yep - planning on the 300 gr MKs
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:51 AM
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Re: 338 Big Baer in Turkish Walnut

That is one SWEET lookin rig!!!
Joel sure makes the best of a piece of wood and very helpfull!
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:39 AM
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Re: 338 Big Baer in Turkish Walnut

i think classy sums it up. nothing does that like a wood stock. that one is exceptional.
so now you can get your new ammomaster press set up and follow the instructions you got.
deburr those case necks first, mine were a little rough.
id be interested in your load results from the 30" barrel.
apperently thats enough barrel with that cartridge.
mines 34" and 1.250 all the way.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:16 PM
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Re: 338 Big Baer in Turkish Walnut

i love turkish walnut...makes any firearm gorgeous
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