Anticipation, anticipation........................

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by MT4XFore, May 13, 2010.

  1. MT4XFore

    MT4XFore Well-Known Member

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    Ok fellas, I've done gone and done it. I ordered a long range rifle to go with my new scope that I just got. So that means I must be in stage 2 of the new rifle process......impatiently waiting!!! The new shootin' iron will be made of the following components:

    APS Raptor action
    APS/Lilja Stalker contour barrel
    Jewell triger
    Manners MCS-2TA stock in dark urban flectarn camo
    Zeiss Conquest Scope; 6.5 x 20 x 50 with Rapid Z 1000 reticle
    338 Allen Express (how could I forget!)

    As I said on Kirby's "Raptor is in" Thread, it is one of the most impressive actions I have ever seen. It works as smooth as silk and is hefty, hefty, hefty. Beautiful workmanship and an inspired design.

    So....here I am in the same boat as many of you who have had to anxiously wait on your new baby. I may need some group support to endure this wait. Hey, do you suppose we could form a "support group for expecting new long range gun owners to be"? lightbulb:)
     
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  2. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    I've driven from Augusta to Great Falls a bunch and if I remember right Ft Shaw is fairly close to GF, I don't suppose you'll visit Kirby during the build :D.

    What chambering did you go with?
     

  3. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    The wait is never easy.
     
  4. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you have a case of builditis and the only known cure is when it arrives at your doorstep. In the meantime I compartmentalize and not think about it but, when I do a dose of gun porn gives temporary relief.:)
     
  5. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Best of luck with your build. I am sure you will enjoy it.
     
  6. MT4XFore

    MT4XFore Well-Known Member

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    Big N Green: Yeah, its pretty close! I've offered to move in with him and take over mowing his lawn, but I dont think he is too keen on the idea! LOL Honestly, I will try and leave him alone, he has enough work to do without me bothering him. Of course, if we should need to shoot, or go riding quads...........................
     
  7. gcamp54

    gcamp54 Well-Known Member

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    I know what you mean. I've got it bad. I ordered a 7WSM. While waiting for it I started to think about my next build and ordered a 338LM before the 7WSM was finished. So now I have 2 I'm waiting for. I already know what my next one will be but I'm trying to hold off for awhile. If I keep this up, eventually I should be getting a new custom rifle every year

    Gordon
     
  8. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Hunting video's, LRH therapy, and BEER!!!!!gun)22LR's are fun to kill the time and great trigger practice.

    Tank