Finally, Finally I have it ready to shoot

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by ICANHITHIMMAN, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Well Its been nearly two years in the making. I finally have my 264 win mag ready to shoot. This was a parts build, all the way. Got the barreled action here, stock from Shawn Carlock, Trigger used from a friend, detachable mag system here, and base from ebay. It one of those cases of waiting and waiting for deals.

    This is the first rifle I have ever bedded, the first mag system I have installed. Let me tell you OMG this was not easy. I only have hand tools and patience. Its not as easy as I thought.

    Rem Sendero 264 win mag( got a spare 338 rum barrel on shelf)
    Timney trigger
    HS stock from Shawn Carlock with his cheek pad installed
    Atlas worx bottom metal and AI mag
    harris bipod
    Leupold Mk4 M5

    I have not shot it yet, I am going to put some loads together tomorrow with H1000, 140g vld, nosler brass, and CCI BR2 primers. I will let you guys know how it turns out, I'm pretty excited.

    I need suggestions on stock paint colors?
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  2. Bullet bumper

    Bullet bumper Well-Known Member

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    Congrats for getting it done. It's not easy doing it all by hand without previous experience.
    How it shoots is the main issue . Getting a good stress free bedding job is very important . If you lay the gun on a bench and slowly loosen the front action screw while watching the gap between the barrel and the forend channel you will get some idea of how good it is. The less movement the better.
    Do the same at the rear .
    I know what you mean about waiting for deals , that is the bane of my life . I have mostly finished my latest project and I am slower than you . Mine has taken 4 years from when I bought the first parts .
    Can't help with paint jobs as I have never painted a stock . I am in the same boat as you . I have a raw machined alloy rail stock and no idea of how to finish it or what is the best way. Some say anodised it , some say Dura coat. It shoots like it is so maybe I will not bother but it's a bit on the shiny side .
    Good to see someone else doing it the hard way.
     

  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Hay thanks for the reply. On the Stock paint I suppose I was asking what color you think is best. I have a few refinishing jobs under my belt now, two 1911 pistols, 3 shotguns, and my Howa. I have experimented with oven curing and air-dry finishes.

    To get the action out of the stock require's fineness. I took apart my rifles from the builders here and examined their work, then watched and read everything I could find. Im pleased with it and your, your own worst critic.
     
  4. vegas steve

    vegas steve Well-Known Member

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    looks good,let us know how she shoots
     
  5. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    You're right, you are your own worst critic. Looks like that AI mag was modified for RUM cases? I think you'll be pretty dern happy with the 264 & 140 VLD combo, should be hammer.

    I've been patiently waiting on a "Desert Holographic" paint job from LRI so... I guess i'd recommend Desert camo :D

    Well done.


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  6. acloco

    acloco Well-Known Member

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    Digi Camo or Computer Camo......when I saw that rifle...that is what I saw.


    Or...a tan/brown forest pattern.

    NICE build. Congrats!
     
  7. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    It has been modified for the RUM, it will not work with the win mag case. I still need to get a mag for the rifle. This one came with it and since I have a 338 RUM barrel its just for looks.
     
  8. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Some kind of desert cammo huh. I think I am going to try and do a gap pattern like my manners.
     
  9. Bullet bumper

    Bullet bumper Well-Known Member

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    I agree we are hard on ourselves . I started doing most of my own work because I got tired of dealing with gunsmiths and being charged a fortune to do some quite ordinary work . Sometimes I would look at the work they did and be disappointed for the money .
    I have only finished wood stocks before painting is new to me.
    Howa is a good rifle I have one , a 1 of 500 celebration rifle in 223 , model is " Australian Mountaineer" You will not have heard of it in the USA it is basically a Howa 1500 with a select quality barrel .
    The history behind Howa rifles from Japan is that the original Howa's were designed in Australia by Commercial Marketing Company CMC . They were called the CMC Mountaineer . My rifle is a commemorative model of that history .
    That is the best I can remember.
    I work from my mind , I study a problem and develop possible fix's in my head and I mull them over and over in my head for a while , even in my sleep I can plan things and then select the most logical and common sense approach . Made a few mistakes but in general I end up with pretty much what the pros do anyway .
    Actually I can go to sleep thinking about a problem and wake up with the answer.
    Don't ask me how it works I have no idea.
     
  10. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    If you already have a rifle in gap camo, I would recommend you do the same with this rifle. My personal preference makes my rifles 'family-up' so they look pretty much the same and moving from one rifle to another is merely a change in horsepower.

    Post some pics of your other rifle in gap.
     
  11. kytrapper

    kytrapper Well-Known Member

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    looks good.......range report?????
     
  12. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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  13. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Those are some good lookin' shootin' sticks. So how about gap camo on your new rifle but in a different color palette. Of these two, I would opt for the light tan/light green/light gray.
     

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  14. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Ya I want to do the top one. Thinking paint brown, tape it, paint green tape it, paint tan. What do you think? Does that sound correct?