My first 300 wm build

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by billn17, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. billn17

    billn17 Well-Known Member

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    This was my first build. A friend of mine built a 300 wm. After seeing it shoot I thought I'd like to one. So I did. After buying one part here and another here, plus getting to know the UPS & FedEx guys on a first name bases, I got all my parts. Now it's time to find a smith that can put it all together. I found one in Diamond Missouri. Most of the local gun shops were using him so I thought, I'd try him. I'm glad I did, once I got my gun back and shot it. I was very happy. Once I got the gun zeroed my next five shots at 100yrds were .5 moa's. Really good for 180gr sp fed's that were close to 10yrs old.

    Since I spent all my money on parts and having the smith true everything up from between the brake to the bolt, I raddled caned the finish. Personally I think it turned out great.

    Parts used:

    Remington 700 LA
    Remington 26" 700 police bull barrel
    Mccree LA folding stock
    5 port brake from Ross (from this site)
    Vortex viper 6.5-20x50 milldot
    Butter creek flip ups
    Vortex paired rings
    Nightforce 20 moa base
    Vortex bubble level
    Caldwell pivot 9-13 bipod
    Mccree cheek rest bag

    I can't wait to see how it shoots with some smk's or Amax's.
     

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  2. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    That's actually a really cool lookin rifle. Congrats
     

  3. billn17

    billn17 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. My first shot out of it I didn't even notice the recoil. The second shot I payed attention to and that brake I got from Ross at brakesandmore tamed the 300wm down what my AR is like.
     
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  4. billn17

    billn17 Well-Known Member

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    Well it looks like 208 Amax with 73.3gn h1000. 100 yrd groups at just under .5 moa center to center.
     
  5. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    What a cool looking rifle! I just haave my first build on order now! I can't wait! My nightforce has come in, and my 210 vld's showed up the other day, my h-1000 powder should be here any day. Unfortunately my build won't be here till after Christmas :(
     
  6. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    Very nice rifle. Sounds like a shooter.
     
  7. lsm62

    lsm62 Well-Known Member

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    and thats how you do it right the first time
     
  8. billn17

    billn17 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I love how it shoots and just feels when I'm down on it squeezing the trigger. It's perfect.