Here is a picture of my new long range rifle. It took me about 6 months to source all the parts but it finally came together. Here are the Specs...
Savage 111 action
Pillar bedded in a Mcmillan A-5 with Adj cheekpiece and buttplate
7mm ultra 30" pac-nor 3 groove #7
SSS Recoil Lug
SSS 12oz. trigger
25moa EGW Base
Burris Tactical Low Rings
Leupold 6.5-20x50 LRT
I bought 8 lbs of US869 to play with, along with some 180 bergers and 160 accubonds. I've been told the 180 Bergers will come apart at the Rum velocities in the 3 groove....I'm hoping they don't. Worse case I can shoot the accubonds which look like a nice bullet. I loaded up some loads with the 180's for testing/breakin which I should get to this week. (100gr., 101gr., & 102 gr.) I shot one round through this rifle the day I finished it to make sure everything functioned fine. It chronoed @ 3316 with a 180 berger in the lands over 100 gr. US869 and sparked by a CCI250 primer. A 180 berger at 3400 would be devastating!!! More testing to come.