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Unread 11-24-2010, 12:48 PM
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First LR Build

I haven't posted much on here at all, but I've done lots of research, both here and everywhere else. All that led me to my first LR rifle build. I started out with a Remington 700 .243 that I traded my Dad for (traded a 3-9 Leuopold VX1). The only thing left is the receiver. Here are the specs:

Remington Model 700 ADL Receiver
HS Precision PSV004 Stock
PSS Bolt and Handle
Hart Rifle Barrels Spiral Fluted MHV (1.250 @ shank-.940 @ 26")
Vais Muzzle Brake
Harris Bipod
Jewel HVR Trigger
Badger Ordnance 20MOA picatinny base
Badger Ordnance rings

I still have some decisions to make, especially the scope. I have narrowed it down to Leopold 6-20 Mark 4 or NF 5.5-22 NXS. I also think I might change it over to BDL configuration and add bottom metal and extended mag. I am considering going with a McMillian A5 stock as well.

Thanks to all of you guys helping without probably even knowing it! I'll keep you posted. Hope the pictures turn out. Wasn't real sure how to do it.

Last edited by jharris308; 11-24-2010 at 04:19 PM.
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    Unread 11-24-2010, 03:16 PM
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    Re: First LR Build

    is it still a 243 or did you switch to some other chambering?
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    Unread 11-24-2010, 04:03 PM
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    Guess it would have helped to mention that. It is now a .308, .342 neck
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    Unread 12-16-2010, 10:27 PM
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    Unread 12-17-2010, 07:12 AM
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    Both scopes are great scopes. If weight is a factor go with the Leupold, if not I would go with the Nightforce. Either way you can't go wrong, I have both.
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    Unread 12-17-2010, 05:38 PM
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    Sounds like a great start to an excellent rifle! I run both Leupolds and nightforces, I like both of them very well, but if money was not a issue, I would take nightforce every time.

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