Custom rifle of choice

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by deadlift, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. deadlift

    deadlift Official LRH Sponsor

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    If you guys were looking for a on the shelf custom rifle what would be the chambering? Say this will be a rem 700 trued in a Mcmillan A3 sporter edge platform.
    Also what would you plan to do with the rifle?
    Looking forward to what you guys have to say!
    Chris
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  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Chris, is this for a "do-it-all" kind of rifle, or just for LR only type of rifle?

    Do-it-all rig, 7mm RemMag, 26" barrel 1:9 twist, Rem Varmint contour.

    For a LR rig, I would say a 7mm STW with a 28" 8.5 twist barrel, Rem Varmint contour to shoot the 190-200gr bullets when they become available.
     

  3. gohring3006

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    .300 win.mag. 26in. 1 in 10 breaked, shooting 215 or 230 hybrids shooting critters and steel out to 1200yrds.
     
  4. 406precision

    406precision Well-Known Member

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    I'd say
    260
    7 rem mag
    300 win
     
  5. Tikkamike

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    i think a nice simple vanilla 338 rum with a brake and a nice trigger would be a pretty unbeatable on the shelf thing. Considering how many remington 338 rums you see on the shelf (none) i think I am not the only person who feels this way. even a nice hunter style stock would be good too cause some like one and not the other. 26" tube 10 twist extended magazine box for the longer bullets. weighing in around 9-10lbs scoped would be pretty much perfect
     
  6. dmj

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    7mm rem mag
    7mm stw
    300 win mag
    26 in. barrel with break, good trigger for hunting. Elk, deer and what ever else I may be lucky enough to hunt.
     
  7. MudRunner2005

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    Maybe up north where you're from.....Down here you can find more .300 WM and larger, and .338 anything on just about every used rack in almost every gun shop and pawn shop in my state.

    The reason is, because they're overkill for us down here. Even my .300 Ackley is overkill for down here, but I wanted it, and it shoots great, and will make a great gun for, I would guess well over 1,500 yard shots??? You don't ever see anyone posting about having one other than 1K BR guys, but I'd like to know the capabilities of one beyond me skill-set, just for fun.

    The most commonly used deer calibers down here are: 243, 308, 270, 30-06, 7mmRM, & 300 WM.

    I think it would be cool to see an off-the-shelf (AFFORDABLE) .280 AI in the 40* SAMMI/Nosler chambering with a 26" 1:9 twist barrel offered in a magnum sporter contour, and a Rem Varmint contour.

    Also a .25-06 AI 40* Shoulder with a 26" 1:10 Rem Varm barrel would be a sweet off-the-shelf rifle. Or atleast a regular .25-06, but ALSO offer the option to have one chambered in the AI version.
     
  8. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Good call! I forgot about offering it with a Jewell trigger.

    McM's are nice stocks, but I think an HS Precision in gray/black web (no palmswell) like the older Senderos had would also be a cool option to save some money on the build over the McM stock.
     
  9. Tikkamike

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    what is overkill? that .030 extra bullet diameter?
     
  10. shortgrass

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    Ya! When you're talking a "big one" being a 145lbs and so much brush a 100yd shot "is a long one" , unless you can hunt the power lines. No need for a "magnum", there. But most are over gunned, anyway.
     
  11. ohiohunter

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    300wm all the way. Throated w/ 215 just off the lands giving smaller bullets a small jump. It's not over the top and appeals to a greater audience. Plus its recoil is managable w/out a break.

    Hence the reason this project is in my near future and almost identical to what you're building.
     
  12. MudRunner2005

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    Down here yeah, most hunters will never shoot over 150 yards TOPS. Down here most people hunt on small greenfields. We don't have mountains and rocky terrain. I can shoot much farther than your average Alabama deer hunter, so when I go hunting, I tell them to give me the longest shot out there where nobody else usually goes. :D

    Oh, and 145 lbs is not a "big one"....Unless you're talking about does. That's a decent sized buck. There's lots of 200+ pounders running around out there if you know where to look. :D
     
  13. deadlift

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    My thought was a one size fits most harvesting rifle, but custom enough to get most guys interested in a rifle made for them. Everyones interests are different that is whats awesome about custom work.

    Personally I would have to stick with my 7mm Dakota, that thing is a hammer and its easy to shoot! Currently it's sitting in a HS stock, which I am gonna switch out this year to the McM A3 sporter. But, heres the exception, if I lived in AK and running into big bears was the normal occurrence and shots were mid range it would be a 375-338 Lapua :D
    Chris
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  14. cohunter14

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    I think if you were looking at it that way, I would lean more towards a cheaper build that you can get over the counter ammo for. A trued rem action in a B&C stock in calibers like 30-06, 270, 7mm, and 300wm would be where I would start. If someone wants a different chambering, a McMillan stock, etc, then they will probably go the full custom route anyway. JMO...