This rifle has been a long time in the making. I started putting cash in an envelope at the back of my ammo safe about 5 years ago to fund a new rifle. A lot has happened over those years that took it's toll on the on that envelope! I put a ring on my fiance, had a baby and bought a family car It got to the point that I had to take the first step towards this project or risk it never happening. I wanted something with a little more punch than my .243 and was capable of dropping larger deer at any sensible range here in the UK and abroad if I was lucky enough to head overseas in the future. I spent many evening reading and researching calibers and in the end the RSAUM seemed to fit the bill. Unfortunately over here it not a common caliber and so no factory rifles or ammo. Even finding a smith 12 months ago with a reamer was hard work. I decided to source and assemble the parts myself once I found a good gunsmith to chamber a barrel. I found Mic at Dolphin Rifle who had an amazing rep and a ton of Kreiger barrels on the shelf with a saum reamer ready to roll. After playing with a few custom actions that a mate had to hand I ordered a Borden Alpine Magnum bolt face from Precision Rifle Services the uk importer of Jims actions. So to cut a long story short this has been a long 14 months to put my first custom together but I think it has been worth it. But I will only know for sure once I see how she shoots. Sorry photos are so big. Not sure how to shrink! Borden Alpine SA Krieger 25” 1 in 9 twist, #6 contour .750 at muzzle. Chambered 7mm saum. Mcmillan A3-5 Duracoat, 4 colour Flecktarn style with matt lacquer.( Not sure if I like the paint so may re do it myself) CG Trigger - and Jewel (will try both and see which I prefer) Rings,34mm Third Eye Tactical 20 MOA base - Third Eye Tactical Surgeon bottom metal AI .308 mag modified with the front plate removed and feed lips opened out. Done after photo. Kahles 6x24- 56 Scope Total weight as photoed below is 13.5LBS. No time to get to the range yet but my plan is to find a load for the 168grn Bergers and 160grn Accubonds. I have access to plenty of Norma 300 saum brass, H1000 and a tub of RL25. Any feedback on loads etc appreciated.