Pair Of Old School Aces

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by Joel Russo, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Joel Russo

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    Just finished turning the screws on these two personal builds. Decided to go "Old Skool" and use Remington actions for a change. The Walnut stocked rifle is a 6x47 Lapua that I built to compete in a few PRS matches, and the Bubinga rifle is a .243 AI that I built for for my father to shoot for an upcoming PD trip.

    6x47 Lapua, .271" NK
    26" Benchmark 8 tw
    Modified Badger DBM/AI mag
    Jewell
    Black Walnut A-5L
    SB 5x25 PM II

    .243 AI .275" NK
    26" Kreiger 7.5 tw
    Modified Badger DBM/AI mag
    Jewell
    Bubinga A-5L
    SB 5x25 PM II

    Initial load development put both rifles under one inch at 300 yards.
     

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  3. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful work Joel!
     
  4. clemens

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    Those are beautiful! Wow very nice love that dark color to the stocks.
     
  5. mtnwrunner

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    Well, if those are "old school", maybe I should go back to school. Absolutely beautiful work---you always amaze me Joel.

    Randy
     
  6. peashooter

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    Joel,
    The rifles are truly works of art. The word craftsman is justly used.
     
  7. Chase Curtis

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    Great work as usual! I personally would tweak those loads and get rid of that vertical...

    Love the wood on the 6/47! And the fluting on the 243!!

    Maybe you do have some aces up your sleeve...:D
     
  8. Joel Russo

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    Thanks for the comments guys.

    I'll get right on that.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Ludicrous

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    Very nice. One day I'm gonna have one of your fine wood stocks.
     
  10. Gene Jr.

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    Very nice Joel! I really like the spiral "fluting" or flats on the barrel. I'm sure you and your dad will have a great time.
     
  11. JesseJames

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    Those are very nice looking and shooting rifles. I assume you crafted the stocks as well? Do you have a website? Jesse.
     
  12. Joel Russo

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    I did craft the stocks as well, you can see more at: Home Page
     
  13. 300whisper

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    Those are some of the most interesting, yet beautiful rifles I have ever seen. The barrel and stock designs are like nothing I have ever seen. How much would one like that cost?
     
  14. Joel Russo

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    Never really crunched the numbers, but you're probably looking at $3K or more on the complete turnkey build less glass...