Finished the carbon fiber tubegun!!! 338 lapua

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by jcoop, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. jcoop

    jcoop Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    299
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    I have been working on this idea for quite a while and have finally finished it.
    The parts
    Stiller tac338 action
    Bottom metal is from Gary Eliseo
    Barrel pac-nor 29" chambered in 338 lapua
    Magazine is CIP length accurate-mag
    The stock is pretty much all woven carbon fiber.
    It has been a lot of work but I am really happy with the way it has turned out.
    I have just test fired it and should get a chance to really stretch it out this week.
    Overall weight 13lb 13oz ready to go. Rifle only is just under 12lb
    I put this scope on it just untill my new vortex scopes arive. Should be any day.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Daveinjax

    Daveinjax Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    504
    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Very cool ! I hope it shoots as good as it looks.
     

  3. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,042
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Very nice, let us know how it shoots.
     
  4. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,135
    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Man, that is a really good looking rifle---looks like there is alot of work in it.
    Better not show that photo to Feinstein or you'll be on the ban list............

    Randy
     
  5. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,475
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Wow! that is just badass!
     
  6. jcoop

    jcoop Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    299
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Today I took my lunch hr. and ran 25 minutes up the hill to go shoot this thing. It is absolutely pouring out. So I grabbed a tarp and my rifle and a couple rounds. I just couldn’t wait! I got there ran up and set the target at 100yards, (couldn’t see 200 yards) ran back, threw out the tarp, grabbed my rifle and backpack for a rear bag. I laid down and fired 3 rounds pretty fast. I could see my heart beat in the scope but I was getting soaked and had to go back to work. So here is the target. I think it’s pretty promising considering the circumstances the dot is just over 1/2". Can’t wait to get it back out.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. ogremccloud

    ogremccloud Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    99
    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2010
    very impressive. love the look
     
  8. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,684
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Badass
     
  9. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,193
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2005
    How is your forearm attached
     
  10. jcoop

    jcoop Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    299
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    The recoil lug is also a barrel nut made of 410 stainless that is threaded on the outside and the inside. Then the forearm has a threaded aluminum insert and it just threads onto the barrel nut and shoulders against the recoil lug part of the nut. I have used this method before with great results.
     
  11. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,684
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Did you make this carbon or aluminum stock? Very interesting design, interested.
     
  12. jcoop

    jcoop Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    299
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Yea I made it. Thanks. It is almost all carbon fiber with the only aluminum being the Bottom metal and the black piece you see just behind the action.
     
  13. tunacan

    tunacan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    405
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Things like this piss me off....I can barely draw a stick figure and then theres guy like you.

    All jokes aside that is a beauty of a gun
     
  14. jcoop

    jcoop Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    299
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Ha ha. Don't sweat it. I suck at spelling! You could kick my butt at Scrabble.

    PS. I had to ask my wife how to spell Scrabble.