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Old 12-27-2012, 11:39 PM
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Finally, Finally I have it ready to shoot

Well Its been nearly two years in the making. I finally have my 264 win mag ready to shoot. This was a parts build, all the way. Got the barreled action here, stock from Shawn Carlock, Trigger used from a friend, detachable mag system here, and base from ebay. It one of those cases of waiting and waiting for deals.

This is the first rifle I have ever bedded, the first mag system I have installed. Let me tell you OMG this was not easy. I only have hand tools and patience. Its not as easy as I thought.

Rem Sendero 264 win mag( got a spare 338 rum barrel on shelf)
Timney trigger
HS stock from Shawn Carlock with his cheek pad installed
Atlas worx bottom metal and AI mag
harris bipod
Leupold Mk4 M5

I have not shot it yet, I am going to put some loads together tomorrow with H1000, 140g vld, nosler brass, and CCI BR2 primers. I will let you guys know how it turns out, I'm pretty excited.

I need suggestions on stock paint colors?




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Old 12-28-2012, 01:08 AM
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Re: Finally, Finally I have it ready to shoot

Congrats for getting it done. It's not easy doing it all by hand without previous experience.
How it shoots is the main issue . Getting a good stress free bedding job is very important . If you lay the gun on a bench and slowly loosen the front action screw while watching the gap between the barrel and the forend channel you will get some idea of how good it is. The less movement the better.
Do the same at the rear .
I know what you mean about waiting for deals , that is the bane of my life . I have mostly finished my latest project and I am slower than you . Mine has taken 4 years from when I bought the first parts .
Can't help with paint jobs as I have never painted a stock . I am in the same boat as you . I have a raw machined alloy rail stock and no idea of how to finish it or what is the best way. Some say anodised it , some say Dura coat. It shoots like it is so maybe I will not bother but it's a bit on the shiny side .
Good to see someone else doing it the hard way.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:39 AM
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Re: Finally, Finally I have it ready to shoot

Hay thanks for the reply. On the Stock paint I suppose I was asking what color you think is best. I have a few refinishing jobs under my belt now, two 1911 pistols, 3 shotguns, and my Howa. I have experimented with oven curing and air-dry finishes.

To get the action out of the stock require's fineness. I took apart my rifles from the builders here and examined their work, then watched and read everything I could find. Im pleased with it and your, your own worst critic.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:27 AM
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Re: Finally, Finally I have it ready to shoot

looks good,let us know how she shoots
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:33 AM
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Re: Finally, Finally I have it ready to shoot

You're right, you are your own worst critic. Looks like that AI mag was modified for RUM cases? I think you'll be pretty dern happy with the 264 & 140 VLD combo, should be hammer.

I've been patiently waiting on a "Desert Holographic" paint job from LRI so... I guess i'd recommend Desert camo

Well done.


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Old 12-28-2012, 10:39 AM
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Re: Finally, Finally I have it ready to shoot

Digi Camo or Computer Camo......when I saw that rifle...that is what I saw.


Or...a tan/brown forest pattern.

NICE build. Congrats!
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:19 PM
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You're right, you are your own worst critic. Looks like that AI mag was modified for RUM cases? I think you'll be pretty dern happy with the 264 & 140 VLD combo, should be hammer.

I've been patiently waiting on a "Desert Holographic" paint job from LRI so... I guess i'd recommend Desert camo

Well done.


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It has been modified for the RUM, it will not work with the win mag case. I still need to get a mag for the rifle. This one came with it and since I have a 338 RUM barrel its just for looks.
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