First Custom Rifle

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by mjoslin, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. mjoslin

    mjoslin Member

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    I wanted to make my first post pictures of my new rifle so here it is.

    This rifle started off as a Stevens 200 chambered in .243 Winchester. It shot ok out of the box but I wanted better. I contacted Kevin Rayhill of Stockade Stocks to ask about a stock, and well he talked me into a complete rifle build.
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    Specs
    Benchmark Barrel chambered in .243 Ackley 1-8 twist 26” long
    PD/Tactical stock adjustable cheek rest, bipod rail, and detachable swivel stud.
    Time and trued action
    Tactical bold handle
    Rifle basix trigger
    Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24 X 50 Tactical

    Kevin was wonderful to work with and did a superb job on this rifle. The best part was he told me it would take 4 months to complete it was done in 2 months!!
     
  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Kevin's a good guy. He sure does like to chat.
     

  3. mjoslin

    mjoslin Member

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    You definitely don't want to call him unless you have an hour to chat.
     
  4. moses42ak

    moses42ak Well-Known Member

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    Good looking rifle. You'll have to let us know how it shoots.
     
  5. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    Congrats, keep us posted on how it shoots.
    Good luck and shoot safely.
     
  6. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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  7. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking rig. Hopefully by now you've had a chance to shoot it...how does she shoot?
     
  8. darrindlh

    darrindlh Well-Known Member

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    Great looking rig
    How does she shoot?

    Darrin
     
  9. Rustystud

    Rustystud Well-Known Member

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    Kevin and Janet Rayhill

    I have known Kevin and Janet for a couple of years andy they have always been good folks to deal with. Their Stockade Stocks are a great deal for Savage rifles.

    Nat Lambeth
     
  10. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Very nice looking rifle!
     
  11. nddodd

    nddodd Well-Known Member

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    I would also like to brag on your rifle, that's a sharp set up. I to am curious about accuracy, cuz i've got a new gun coming to me with a benchmark barrel on it.



    -Nathan
     
  12. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Great looking rifle for a first build! Be careful, as it is habit forming.
     
  13. Tikka Lover

    Tikka Lover <strong>Official LRH SPONSOR</strong>

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    That's funny, he did the same thing to me. Called about a stock, next thing ya know I have a new complete custom rifle showing up. For the prices he charges you might as well have him do all the work. You just can't beat it. My 7 WSM turned out great also. To the guy wondering about the accuracy of the Benchmark barrels, mine shot a 1" group at 300 yards off my bipod. Not to shabby in my book:D
     
  14. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    nice rifle, how do you like the stock?