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Old 09-21-2010, 08:38 AM
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MCR 338 - 408 Chey-Tac Re-build

Well last year I put together a 338 - 408 Chey-Tac for myself. After using it one season I found some things about the rifle I just had to change for this year. The barreled action is the same only I stripped the matte black Duracoat off and went with a brushed stainless look. I swapped out the Leupold 8.5-25 for the Sightron 8-32. The stock was the biggest change. I have a McMillan A-5 Super Mag. It's just like the regular A-5 but beefed up everywhere. I had trouble making small elevation changes with the rear bag due to the parallel butt section. I milled it down to an angle and built it back up fiberglass resin so to have the tapered butt like most rifles. The deer and bear didn't seem to care for the tactical look of everything being matte black so I opted to spice it up a little. I Duracoated the stock matte black again, then had ovals cut out on the laser engraver to use as a stencil along with the company name. I airbrushed them in Duracoat neon green. It was still too flat looking so I sprayed a couple layers of
automotive clear over everything to shine it up and this is the final results.


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Old 09-21-2010, 10:33 AM
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Re: MCR 338 - 408 Chey-Tac Re-build

If it woulda been like this last year I woulda killed my bear!!

Looks good kevin!
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:04 PM
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Re: MCR 338 - 408 Chey-Tac Re-build

Good looking!!!
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:36 PM
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Re: MCR 338 - 408 Chey-Tac Re-build

Very nice! Interesting scope bases, they seem very beefy, but also significantly higher than the barrel contour would require, what's your reasoning behind that?
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Re: MCR 338 - 408 Chey-Tac Re-build

The rings and bases are a design of a friend of mine. I machined the rings about 10 years ago and made the bases for another rifle that had a barrel block on it. I needed the the height to clear the barrel block then. This action has the same radius so I just used the same bases rather than make new ones.
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:31 PM
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Re: MCR 338 - 408 Chey-Tac Re-build

ery nice looking rifle.
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:48 AM
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Re: MCR 338 - 408 Chey-Tac Re-build

Nice job Kevin...
Looks like you pulled some metal off the tang?
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