Featured Finally had a custom gun built. Proof/7mm Rem

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by the444shooter, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. the444shooter

    the444shooter Well-Known Member

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    Full sendero taper, Rem700 action, blueprinted, 7mm Rem Mag, 1:8.24", throated for VLD, cerakote sniper gray, threaded 5/8x24, stockys/AG composites M50 stock, Leupold VX5HD 3-15x44 CDSZL, and DNZ one piece mount.

    Got the stock/barrel combo from Stockys and had a local guy put it together.

    Quick group from the first range session, 5 shots of factory Hornady 162 ELD-X. Knew that I pulled the top shot, which was #4, and then shot #5 which sucked down with the others
     

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  2. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    I really like the looks of that rifle. Like the low setting scope. Everything just comes together with the proof barrel. Nice job.
     

  3. the444shooter

    the444shooter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks--that's why I went w/ the 44mm objective. I was able to get away with the "low" DNZ mount and I can fit 5 sheets of printer paper under the objective. Which I considered to be decent enough to account for flex. I hope so, anyways.
     
  4. coop2564

    coop2564 Well-Known Member

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    Nice rig.
     
  5. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    Yea, I wouldn't worry about that, stiffness is a key attribute of Proof barrels. Plus, don't think a 30mm scope would flex much either.

    What's the weight?
     
  6. the444shooter

    the444shooter Well-Known Member

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    I don't have the weight handy--best I can say is that it feels just as heavy as my Remington 700 SPS 30-06 w/ Grayboe stock & VX3 4.5-14x40. Most importantly is the balance--handles like a sporter, even w/ the 27" barrel.
     
  7. santee116

    santee116 Well-Known Member

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    Looks great.

    I've been eyeing those M50 stocks myself. How does the quality seem to compare with say an McM or Manners?

    It obviously shoots well!
     
  8. the444shooter

    the444shooter Well-Known Member

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    I like the M50 a lot, but I'm not sure about quality between McM and Manners, because I'd be speaking out of turn from a materials/engineering standpoint. They sure seem to be nice. My only complaint is that on the first one I bought for my .308, the texture was REALLY rough, so it hurts to shoot without a cheek pad. The one I put on this 7mm is a lot smoother. Night and day difference.

    Now that McM has the Mc3 and Grayboe has some new offerings, I'll probably start looking there, since there is a significant price difference, for essentially the "same" quality/features to this uneducated yokel.
     
  9. Ol'Gator

    Ol'Gator Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on the new rifle. Your choice of calibers, another excellent decision.
     
  10. Remmy700

    Remmy700 Well-Known Member

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    IMG_3054.JPG Great build brother. Very similar setup as yours and I have been nothing but pleased. Been shooting 180s and love it. Congrats brother
     
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