My baby got a face lift!!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by 115vld, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. 115vld

    115vld Well-Known Member

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    Guys my rifle started out as a Weatherby MkV Accumark in 257 Wby. It then got a Mcmillan A5 stock. Then a Lilja #7 still in 257 WBY. Now she has a Shillen #8 straight taper and is in 7mmWSM. I am running the 168 Berger @ 3080fps. I have the Tubb2000 break and his bubble level as you can see. [​IMG]

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  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    VLD

    Good looking boom stick. I have never seen a bubble level on the muzzle before who makes that Tubb?
     

  3. 115vld

    115vld Well-Known Member

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    Yes that is a Tubb Break. It is very very effective. I shot 36 shots today and could have kept on going. It just doesnt kick at all! But she is a little noisy though:)
     
  4. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Did you do the work to the rifle yourself?
     
  5. 115vld

    115vld Well-Known Member

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    I did every thing but chamber it. My gunsmith trusts me with his stuff and he kind of lets me go as I please in his shop. He knows I might be going to gunsmithing school soon so he explains everything in detail to me so I can understand that much more.
     
  6. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    very cool thanks for sharing
     
  7. 115vld

    115vld Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the comments!
     
  8. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Well-Known Member

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    Still a beautiful rifle! Thanks for sharing. Is there a post on your Alaska trip already or is that still to come?
     
  9. Longshot38

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    I had the opportunity to shoot this rig before and after the face lift. It is very nice. The brake is without a doubt the most efficient I have ever seen and the trigger is straight up awesome (a bit lighter then I like in a field gun but still very nice).
     
  10. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking set up! How does it shoot?
     
  11. 115vld

    115vld Well-Known Member

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    Doesnt kick at all! That Tubb break sure does work. I just broke it in with cheap factory ammo the other day and cleaning every shot with sweets it was shooting around 1" to 1.3". I am going this afternoon to develop more loads. Will be running the 168 Berger With 68.5, 69, 69.5, and 70 gr of H1000.
     
  12. 115vld

    115vld Well-Known Member

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    Im really sorry I have not had time to put up the Alaska pics yet. It WILL get done next week sometime!! I almost dont want to write a story but just let the pics tell it.