Both rifles started life as factory Howa 1500's stainless in 7wsm. I have a pse composite stock for the lightweight with another on the way for the tactical hunter. Awesome stocks similar to Mcmillan htg but with better materials and better service and turnaround. Edi is great to deal with and trolls this site occasionally. They not cheap as he is in Ireland and the euro exchange rate is not flash for us but worth it after I saw it in the flesh. Top notch product
I then got my smith to true the action face, lap the lugs, check and adjust the headspace, recrown, tune trigger to 2lbs and skim bed (pillar bedding not needed with Edi's stocks due to the way he makes em). Am trying out the factory barrel for now to see how they shoot seen as i got 2 of em. If they shite i will rebarrel and go again. Currently waiting on my one piece picatinny rail and nightforce ultralight rings and 2.5-10x32 scope which is waiting to clear customs as the first shipment of this product has not hit our shores yet. My schmidt bender 1.5-6x42 zenith will have to do for now
Have 160gr accubonds and hoping to get to 3000fps with good accuracy (should be devastating)
The tactical hunter will have an MAB heavy barrel (cos my smith likes em and i have good reports) finished to 24" as i dont like huge long barrels. A box mag setup using accuracy international mags from Roedale precision in Germany. One of his muzzle brakes and 20 moa rails and nighforce ultralights topped with nxs 5.5-22-50. I also have a defensive edge ACI/ACD mount for my scope rings. My smith is doing a number on the action as with the lightweight hunter. Have 162gr amax's and hoping for 3000fps with the accuracy to match.
I love tactical rifles so all mine have that flavour about em
When i get them complete will post pics. The lightweight should only be a few days. Tactical hunter maybe couple of weeks.
Thanks for the interest mate