ND State F-class champ

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by blipelt, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    congrats to Nate (308nate) for winning the state shoot! A score of 728 in winds from 18 to 30mph at 3 o'clock wind direction. Oh yeah here are a few pictures of the gun(the stock isn't finished but it still got the job done).







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  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    I would just stay home in winds like those! :)
     

  3. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Nice rig! Give us some specs!
     
  4. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    specs.

    6X47 lapua single shot

    savage target action(triple pillar bedded)
    target accutrigger at 8oz.
    Russo A5L red and grey
    Broughton 5C 1:7.5 twist barrel
    All smithing done by SSG
    20moa base
    I have a nightforce 5.5-22X56 NXS to top it off with as soon as I get a little higher rings.
     
  5. milanuk

    milanuk Well-Known Member

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    Outstanding!!!

    Unlike a lot of people, I like to shoot in 'big wind'. I'm not necessarily that good at it, but I'm not scared of it - and thats about half the battle. That and the people who favor 'trigger pulling contests' tend to stay home ;)

    Good job in tough conditions. I always wished there was some way to pro-rate scores by the conditions to make things a little less apples to oranges when it comes to comparing scores from one range to another.

    Again, congrats!

    Monte
     
  6. 308 nate

    308 nate Well-Known Member

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    I'm with you on the wind. I don't enjoy hunting in the wind, but I do enjoy long range shooting in the wind ad yes it would be nice if they could pro rate conditions.

    308nate
     
  7. 308 nate

    308 nate Well-Known Member

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    Brent you are too kind!
    Thank you very much for letting me use you 6x47. I think it's going to be a shooter!
    I'll try to get some more pictures today. looking forward to shooting with you and against this gun at the reginals :) in a week and a half........

    308nate
     
  8. crusier_32

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    Is that a fluted bolt in it? From the picture it looks like maybe it is.

    Out of curiosity where did that come from?

    Will
     
  9. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    Will, yes the bolt is fluted. 308nate (straight shot gunsmithing) did the fluting on the bolt and built the gun. Joel made the stock. Nate has fluted all four of the builds, and they have turned out excellent. I do believe it is around $65 for push feed bolts.

    Brent
     
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  10. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    Congratulations Nathan!

    Not only can you build a fine rifle, you can shoot it too...

    Well Done Sir.
     
  11. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    Fine rig driven by a fine fella
    hey Nate , just wondering if you charge any extra to shoot a gun in a match prior to deliverly ??
    I may have to send you my stock :D My reciever should be to you today or Monday , I hope unless UPS missplaces it
     
  12. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    hey james, I was wondering if it is going to cost me extra because it is proven to be a shooter. The best part is all the hard work is already done developing a load.:D

    Brent
     
  13. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    Yea the load development does help out alot , I'm having Nate build me a new 308 thats gonna see use both in some f-class comps and as a police sniper weapon so I'm hoping that it'll shoot realy well with either 175gr Federal Premium Match or Black Hills Match.
    Either way I'll probably end up shooting some Bergers in F-class.
     
  14. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    james, a friend who introduced me to custom guns and nate had a 308 palma built the same time I had my 7wsm built. It is unreal, we went out at 400yds. and shot at shotgun shell hulls. Needless to say we were hitting them. He is quite confident with a 308 much like yourself(I am assuming) I think after this 6X47 repeater is done nate will have to build me a 308. What do you think of the new pheonix actions?

    Brent