MCR 338 - 408 Chey-Tac Re-build

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by Kevin Cram, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    Well last year I put together a 338 - 408 Chey-Tac for myself. After using it one season I found some things about the rifle I just had to change for this year. The barreled action is the same only I stripped the matte black Duracoat off and went with a brushed stainless look. I swapped out the Leupold 8.5-25 for the Sightron 8-32. The stock was the biggest change. I have a McMillan A-5 Super Mag. It's just like the regular A-5 but beefed up everywhere. I had trouble making small elevation changes with the rear bag due to the parallel butt section. I milled it down to an angle and built it back up fiberglass resin so to have the tapered butt like most rifles. The deer and bear didn't seem to care for the tactical look of everything being matte black so I opted to spice it up a little. I Duracoated the stock matte black again, then had ovals cut out on the laser engraver to use as a stencil along with the company name. I airbrushed them in Duracoat neon green. It was still too flat looking so I sprayed a couple layers of
    automotive clear over everything to shine it up and this is the final results.


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  2. JUDD

    JUDD Well-Known Member

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    If it woulda been like this last year I woulda killed my bear!! :D

    Looks good kevin!
     

  3. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    Good looking!!!
     
  4. Oliveralan

    Oliveralan Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! Interesting scope bases, they seem very beefy, but also significantly higher than the barrel contour would require, what's your reasoning behind that?
     
  5. Kevin Cram

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    The rings and bases are a design of a friend of mine. I machined the rings about 10 years ago and made the bases for another rifle that had a barrel block on it. I needed the the height to clear the barrel block then. This action has the same radius so I just used the same bases rather than make new ones.
     
  6. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    ery nice looking rifle.
     
  7. Joel Russo

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    Nice job Kevin...
    Looks like you pulled some metal off the tang?
     
  8. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    Thanks guys. No metal was removed from the tang. I just stripped off the old Duracoat and gave it a 220 grit brushed finish.
     
  9. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    JUDD and I were out shooting the beast yesterday. 100 yards was too close and I never planned on shooting this less than 500 yards anyway. We set a target up at 300 yards but after he fired a sub 1" group from his 338 Lapua I couldn't be out done. I moved the target out to 500 yards. By the time I walked back to the gun the damn target blew over. All I had to shoot at was a piece of 2 x 4 about 10" long laying on the ground The first shot went about 3" right 2" high but with a quick change I was able to put 5 shots in the wood in about a 3" group. Guess I can live with a 500 yard zero at the bottom of the scope. Now I have enough clicks to get out to 2500 yards.
     
  10. JUDD

    JUDD Well-Known Member

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    We learned three things yesterday...

    1) any gun you touch flat out shoots!!

    2) we are not even close without a drop charts....lol

    3) I can't paint worth a sh!t !!


    The Cheytac is a sweet pice of Machinery ...well under an 3" at 500 is impressive!
     
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  11. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    I tend toward more traditional looking long range rifles( if it looks similar to a 77V or 700V or 70V its cool) and AWAY from the freakier looking dusky rose mauve rifles etc. But I gotta admit, you have impressed this old man. Your rifle looks pretty dang cool !!! Good job!
     
  12. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    What kind of recoil pad is that?
     
  13. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Another awesome shooting stick!