It took 2yrs to complete with the wife's full knowledge of what I was doing but not what I was spending. After my first PD. hunt I knew I needed a 223. The problem was my eyes were bigger than my budget but I decided I would build it piece by piece and it finally came together the first of July. That was just in time for a PD. trip to SD. Man does thing shoot. My best shot this trip was 429yds. with a slight crosswind. Not bad for an old fella but that was almost to the top of a ridge and I could not try any farther. After all this work I could not just call it my 223 so I named it "Yellow Dog".
This gun is so much fun to shoot it worth the time I had to wait.
Savage Target Action RBLP
Krieger 26" Light Varminter Barrel
T&T, Chamber, Tread, Crown and Recoil Lug by SSS
NF Bases and Rings
Nightforce 5.5-22X50 NXS NPR2
Thumbhole Stock By Joel Russo