Long Rifle Inc. masterpiece

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by WesB, May 16, 2010.

  1. WesB

    WesB Well-Known Member

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    Just received an e mail from Chad, aka Nesikachad, informing me that my rifle is finished. Thought I'd share a few preview photos that Chad sent.
    Bartlein barrel #4 fluted 1 in 9 twist finished at 26"
    Borden Timberline magnum action
    McMillan Remington Hunter stock with edge technology
    PT&G bottom metal
    LongRifles Inc recoil lug pinned to action
    Jewel trigger
    Seekins 20 min rail and rings
    Chambered in 7mm mag set up to shoot Berger 168 VLD's
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  2. catch-34

    catch-34 Well-Known Member

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    specs?
     

  3. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Wes:
    That's a good lookin' rig. What are you plans for optics and intended use?

    That 'computer' in the background looks like it's right out of a 1968 episode of Star Trek.
     
  4. WesB

    WesB Well-Known Member

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    I have a Zeiss 4.5x14 that will go on it. I guide hunts in Nevada and the country we hunt elk in is thick pinion/juniper where the shots are usually 500 to 600 yards across canyons. I wanted a rifle that is capable of making the shot when I get lucky and draw a tag for myself.
     
  5. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Good looking rig and nice list of components. Enjoy.
     
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  6. 300R

    300R Well-Known Member

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    Great looking rig, that borden bolt sure looks sweet left polished against the grey finish of the rifle.
     
  7. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Great looking mountain rifle. I'd sure be interested to know what finished weight it might end up with ?

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  8. WesB

    WesB Well-Known Member

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    I weighed all the components minus the trigger before I shipped them to Chad and they weighed right at 7 pounds.
     
  9. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Very nice. Based on the pics posted on here at various times, Chad sure seems to do miticulous work.
     
  10. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    That thing has some sexy lines. It just seems to flow togather. Looks awesome. Congrats. I hope (and Im sure it will) shoots as good as it looks.
     
  11. Bughole

    Bughole Well-Known Member

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    Don't keep us waiting get some groups shot and post some pics. You have what I think is the perfect functional hunting rifle.
     
  12. loaders_loft

    loaders_loft Well-Known Member

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    after 2 years, I'm sure he's shot some groups. Might even be ready for a barrel!
     
  13. WesB

    WesB Well-Known Member

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    Howdy guys. I forgot all about this post. Chad did an unbelievable job putting this rifle together. Finished weight with Seekins base, rings, and a Zeiss 4.5X14X44 is 8.2 pounds. I really haven't had the chance to shoot it as much I would like. Been working out of town for long stretches at a time. We used a reamer by PT&G set up to seat 168 Berger VLD's just north of the neck shoulder junction. This give me a OAL base to ogive of 2.657 touching the lands. Working up a load I was able to go to 67 gr. of H-4831SC with no pressure signs. It seemed to like 66 gr better. I tried Bergers test of starting at the lands and working back .040 at a time. The best groups were touching the lands. I haven't crono'ed the rounds yet. So far with 66 gr H-4831Sc, Federal 215 primer and the 168VLD set touching the lands these are the average 3 shot 100 yard groups.
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  14. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! lets us know how she shoots.