300 Win Mag

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  1. MOOSE39465

    MOOSE39465 Well-Known Member

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    Here is my first custom built rifle from a great guy named Ray Bowman @ Precision Rifle and Tool. The story started with this rifle back in 2011 when my wife bought me a Sendero SF II for Christmas. When I took it out of the box and handled it I didn't like the HS Precision stock with the palm swell. So I ordered me a McMillan Remington hunters stock to replace my stock one. While I was waiting on my Stock I decided to order a Jewell trigger because I didn't like the new trigger that came with the rifle. Now that I had a new stock and trigger on order I got thinking that all I need was a new barrel and it would be a custom rifle. After looking at prices to true actions and calling different smiths asking questions I decided to order me a Brux barrel. My Barrel showed up in less then a week so I was set. I started searching for a smith to do my work about months before my stock was ready and decided on Ray Bowman. He is a great guy and after talking with him for about 10 minutes I knew he was the one to do my work. I got my stock in and sent all of my stuff to him. He done the build just exactly like I wanted and in the time frame he gave me. Now it's time to enjoy it for years to come. Here are the specs and thanks for looking.

    Remington blue printed action
    Brux Remington Varmint 1 in 11 twist 27"
    Jewell trigger
    McMillian Remington hunter stock
    Seekins base and mounts
    Leupold 6.5 x 20 x 50 VX-3
     

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  2. Timber338

    Timber338 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice. Once you have some time to work up a load I would be interested in what you end up with. And post some pics of your groups too!

    I am currently waiting on a 300 win mag custom build and am planning on starting out with the Barnes 175 LRX and some H4831sc using Nosler Custom brass. But I still have a long time to wait...
     

  3. MOOSE39465

    MOOSE39465 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I loaded some 185 grain Berger's with 79 grains of H1000 and Winchester brass. Hopefully will be able to test some loads Monday.
     
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    For what it's worth, I spent the money on Nosler custom brass and have taken the time to inspect each one. weight, length, neck thickness... and I will never shoot anything else. It's kind of a rule of thumb that any variation you find in the thickness of the neck is going to be present within the body of the case as well. And although you can turn the necks you obviously cannot fix brass thickness variations in the body.

    I have just had bad luck with Winchester brass having horrible variations in neck thickness. my Winchester WSM brass had variations up to .005", which is just horrible. the largest variation I found in any of the Nosler brass was .001, and after the first firing the majority of the brass fell within .0005. I have reached a point with the Nosler brass that I am now wasting time if I try and measure anything. It is just extremely uniform and consistent... (I believe the majority of Nosler brass is made by Norma, but they do take the time to sort the brass by weight which is one step beyond what Norma does)

    Anyways, See how your win brass shoots and if you are having trouble then checking your neck thickness might be a good place to start. But I"m guessing with your custom build it's going to shoot just about anything really really well.
     
  5. MOOSE39465

    MOOSE39465 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info. I will pick some Nosler Brass
     
  6. 7mmpredator

    7mmpredator Well-Known Member

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    What combo/percentages of color did you get on that stock? Would love to see the bolt side of your rig. Hows it shootin?
     
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    MOOSE39465 Well-Known Member

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    I can't remember the combo/percentages so tomorrow i will call McMillian and find out exactly what the specs are. Hopefully they will have it still logged? The rifle shoots 1/2 inch to 3/4 at 150 yards with a 208 Amax touching the lands,RL22 loaded to the max. No pressure signs at all so when I get more time I am going to start playing with seating depth and increase the powder. Sorry for the bad pic. I'm not very good at taking pictures.
     

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  8. 7mmpredator

    7mmpredator Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the post. That just looks like a nice clean rig. Good job.