Latest 243 AI

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by TMR, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. TMR

    TMR Well-Known Member

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    Here is a pic of my latest 243AI that I just finished up. Haven't done any range testing yet...but I like the looks of it...Can't wait to finish breakin and start on the coyotes.

    Specs:

    Remington 700 SA
    Custom bolt knob
    Broughton 5.75 Fluted 1-8 twist, 27.5"
    McMillan A-2
    Dark Earth Gunkote
    25MOA Rail
    TPS Rings
    4.5-14x50mm Leupy with Vhunter reticle
    Duracoat digital stock

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  2. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    that one looks good, nice work. I like the taxidermy work on that cat, looks very real.
     

  3. jjmp

    jjmp Well-Known Member

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    very nice, love the camo job on the stock,
    thanks 4 posting!
     
  4. Levi

    Levi Well-Known Member

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    TMR, Who is your smith? I saw your pics of the STW, and now this rifle and they are awsome! I cant wait to hear about how it shots.
    Levi
     
  5. TMR

    TMR Well-Known Member

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    Levi,

    I do my own work...My dad did alot of gunsmithing while I was growing up, so I kinda picked up alot of the maching from him...The only rifle that I haven't built is my 7mm Allen Mag. I figured that Kirby did the leg work on his calibers, that it wouldn't be right for me to build one. I will no doubt have him build me a 338AM in the next couple years...plus, he is a hell of alot more knowledgeable than me, and I couldn't be happier with the results. If I didn't like to tinker and build things myself, everything would go to Kirby or Shawn. The advice alone you get from those guys is priceless.

    I am anxious to see how she shoots...it has been raining her for about 3 weeks now. By the looks of things, it should stop sometime around July!!!!:mad: Hopefully I can sneak away on Christmas day and get some range testing done.

    My brother and I have a couple of 338 Edges in the works now.....just waiting on barrels, then I will start in on those. Should be a little unique:D
     
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  6. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    TMR ...

    what loads you gonna shoot in yours ?

    I shoot 48.5 grains of RL25. I am getting 3178 fps with 115 Moly DTACS in my 30" Broughten 5C 1 in 8 twist.

    It is a real tack driver.... Love that caliber....

    Let me know how yours performs.
     
  7. TMR

    TMR Well-Known Member

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    Sendero_Man,

    Our standard load is 49gr of RE-22 with a 105 Berger. Out of our 27-28" barreled rifles we get right at 3300fps. I tried RE-25, but couldn't get any velocity out of it. I will have to see what this rifle likes.....The other 4 rifles all shoot the RE-22 in one hole, so I will definitely start with it.

    I will post results when the rain stops long enough.

    Merry Christmas!!!
     
  8. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Here is a 200 yard group with the load in my post above.

    1st shot is a clean cold bore....

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    I might have to try your combo and see how it performs...

    Let me know how yours goes...

    Thanks !