New to the forum and new project

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by durak, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. durak

    durak Well-Known Member

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    Howdy - I've been lurking for awhile and decided to join in - here is my latest project:

    .300 RUM
    Blue printed REM 700 LA
    Shilen Select Match 1-10", SS, Fluted, 30" barrel
    Black laminate stock
    Shilen trigger

    Still need to finsh the stock, muzzle brake and metal finish. I haven't decided on a scope yet, time will tell. What do you all think?
     

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  2. captainjoe

    captainjoe Well-Known Member

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    Welcome and nice project. Did you build the stock from a blank? I have been looking for something like that!
     

  3. happylilcuss

    happylilcuss Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, she should be a shooter! Let us know when u get it finished how good it really is!
     
  4. durak

    durak Well-Known Member

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    Thanks and yes - it was a large chunk of laminate in the beggining.
     
  5. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Nice rifle. Welcome aboard.

    I bet you can't wait to shoot it.

    Keep us posted.

    -- richard
     
  6. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    Nice gun, welcome to site.
     
  7. durak

    durak Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys - you're right, I can't wait to fire it at a target or better yet an animal! I've test fired it to make sure everything was in the right place :rolleyes:, and it was. I finished the muzzle brake today - it took most of the recoil away :D Almost ready for the Cerakote!
     

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  8. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Which brake is it?

    thanks
    richard
     
  9. durak

    durak Well-Known Member

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    I built it....
     
  10. durak

    durak Well-Known Member

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    Update - finished the Cerakote (great stuff) and broke in the barrel. Shot a .540 group with factory Remy 180gr stuff @100 - can't wait to get the Bergers through it! I still have some finishing to do on the stock, my adjustable cheek piece should be here this week to help with the scope height. My 13 year old son loves it, the brake takes all the sting away. So far so good :D
     

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  11. Rocky Mountain

    Rocky Mountain Well-Known Member

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    She looks like a reall shooter bet you carn't wait to get the load development underway:) keep us posted
     
  12. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    You should be very proud as it looks like a great piece of work!

    I've made three stocks in my life from blanks. Most people will never appreciate the amount of work that goes into such a project.

    From your range report it sounds like you are going to have a lot of years of precision shooting enjoyment coming your way.

    Welcome.
     
  13. durak

    durak Well-Known Member

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    First groups handloading - I'm excited! 100 yds, 3 shots, bipod and rear bag from the ground. Not at max yet. I may stop for this kind of accuracy! I haven't chrono'd it yet, if I'm over 3K I'll stop.

    Load data -

    210 Berger hunting VLD
    81.5 gr IMR 7828
    Fed brass + Fed mag primer

    :D
     

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  14. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Don't mess with it until you take it out further! Unless of course you don't get the speed you want.:rolleyes:

    Tank