After pounding a few thousand rounds down the barrel of this rifle, the barrel finally gave up. As a result, the rifle has been rebarreled, new (more effective) brake and repainted.
This rifle will remain my go-to tactical rifle (for matches where a stage(s) are 600 yards or less). It may also spend some time in the field hunting deer and groundhogs.
Here are the specs:
Blueprinted Remington 700
26" fluted (previous barrel was 28"), heavy barrel, 1:8 twist to shoot 130grain custom bullets and/or 140grain bullets. Holland recoil lug and three port Muscle Brake.
McMillan Gray cerakote.
McMillan A3 (50% brown, 25% black, 25% gray - trebark colors!) with adjustable cheekpiece. Pillar bedded.
Jewell trigger tuned to 18oz. - it breaks like glass!
Leupold MK4 8.5-25x50 with M5 turrets and TMR reticle mounted in Burris Signature Rings and 20moa rail.
The rebarreling and painting was done by Shawn Burkholder with Hawk Hill Custom - Hawk Hill Custom. I highly recommend him to you.
Initial load development has shown great accuracy potential (.5moa or better) while sending 130grain bullets at 2800. This is 200fps slower than the previous incarnation of this rifle. Idea here is to shoot a milder load in hopes of getting even more barrel life. I'll post shooting results soon. In the mean time, here's a few pics of my new stick. Let me know what you think.
This rifle is a visual twin of My 7saum by Hawk Hill Custom
(260 in front with three port brake).