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Old 09-23-2013, 12:46 AM
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My New 338 RUM

I just finished building this and took it out for the first time today. I did take a video which technically isn't a photo, but I did take it with my camera! I'll try and get some real photos up of the rifle tomorrow.

It is a 1917 enfield with a Krieger 10 twist #7 @ 28". Timney trigger and an old Fajen Rienhart stock. Been building this for the past 6 months on and off. I still need to finish polishing the bolt and a few finishing touches, but it's pretty much there. Didn't kick near as bad as I thought it would with the 250 Hornady's and a stiff load.

I shot it at 100 today just to get a couple down the barrel and check brass.

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Old 09-23-2013, 01:06 AM
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Re: My New 338 RUM

It's pretty cool you can do that yourself. What's your thought on the thumbhole now that you've shot it? Pretty fair wind you're having today, is that typical?
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:18 AM
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Re: My New 338 RUM

Most of the rifles i build for myself are thumbholes. i really like them unless you try carrying them without a sling. I think it helps recoil a little too. its usually windy here, but it has been extremely windy the past several days.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:44 PM
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Re: My New 338 RUM

Here's the photos as promised. Still need to do a few finishing touches, but it would be ready to go if needed. Sorry for the fuzzy photos.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:46 PM
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Re: My New 338 RUM

A few more, The caps are pewter that were poured into place. Was a pain to do, but I think they turned out nice. If you are interested, I have videos on my youtube channel when I did the work on this stock.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:48 PM
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Re: My New 338 RUM

please tell me your going to keep it cock on closing ?
I had a Winchester m1917 in 300 win mag I fell in love with the cock on closing
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:38 PM
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Re: My New 338 RUM

Nope, Cock-on-close! I do the conversion to all of mine. Decreases lock time a lot. I calculated it out one time and it was something like 60-70% decrease.

I do have one prone "Rat Rifle" I built out of recycled parts that is a COO in .308W. I'm still working on that one, but it's almost done too.

On a side note.... I'm thinking about knocking the finish down to a satin/matte finish to match the metalwork. I think it looks really nice as is, but something just isn't working for me for some reason. Would most likely leave the caps polished unless it looks odd.
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