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Old 12-04-2011, 11:01 PM
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My latest .243-06 30 Imp.

Well I have built myself a few rifles but this is that latest one. It is a .243-06 with a blown out case and 30 degree improved shoulder.

Here's the specs:
-FN commercial action
-Rock Creek #5 countour 1-8" finished at 26"
-Sako trigger
-Richards Microfit dual grip thumbhole stock
-Devcon bedded, pillared, and floated.
-Currently wears a Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14x40AO

The gun weights in at 11.5 lbs fully loaded.
Finally got a load that works.
First photo is of my 100 yard group, and the larger one is of my 550 yard group last weekend. I also went out today and shot 3 at 600 that went just over 2". I'm happy with it. I shot a doe about a month ago with it at 250 yards. This is my main coyote gun, and deer rifle when I decide to use it.

I'm shooting 105 A-max at 3,250 fps.

Maybe tomorrow, I'll get a current photo all finished up and wearing glass.
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Old 12-10-2011, 02:57 AM
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Re: My latest .243-06 30 Imp.

Nice rifle! Please do post a picture of it when you get the scope on.

I built a nice 257 Roberts on a Polish Mauser a few years ago. They are fun actions to work with, with all of the after-market stuff that is available for them.
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:39 AM
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Re: My latest .243-06 30 Imp.

Here's the photo of the rifle finally done minus the hot blue. Mausers are nice for their bolt on stuff, but with this one, there wasn't really any bolt on anything I guess other than the rings and bases. It is nice to have many options to make your rifle the way you want it. This was my first experience with Rock Creek barrels and I am extremely pleased with how well it machined and especially its accuracy.

The second photo shows some of my fully formed .243-06 brass next to a .243 win case both loaded with 105 A-max.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:29 PM
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Re: My latest .243-06 30 Imp.

Very nice! Your rifle looks gret now tha it is all together. That's a nice looking cartridge too.

I put a Gentry Model 70 type three-position safety on my Mauser. It really makes a difference in the looks of the rifle. Purely cosmetic, but looks great.

I hope you enjoy your rifle!
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:47 PM
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Re: My latest .243-06 30 Imp.

Awesome looking cartridge and rifle. Only thing you did wrong was to not call it a 6mm-06! I bet that thing is a lazer!
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:31 PM
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Re: My latest .243-06 30 Imp.

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Awesome looking cartridge and rifle. Only thing you did wrong was to not call it a 6mm-06! I bet that thing is a lazer!

Yeah, Tomato tamaato. I use to call it 6mm-06 till I met all the in-laws that go by .243-06.

Thanks for the compliments.
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:44 PM
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Re: My latest .243-06 30 Imp.

It would be a great varmint rifle at the longer ranges
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