Savage 300 RUM build

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by DontBlink, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. DontBlink

    DontBlink Active Member

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    Here she is guy's, I have been waiting quite awhile to get her complete. This rifle was built with the sole purpose of putting the smack down on an elk at or further than 1480 yards : ) Now onto the good stuff.

    300 RUM
    Savage 111 receiver
    30" Mcgowen barrel with a #7 Shilen taper
    Stockade Gun stock "woodchuck"
    Stockade bolt knob
    Stockade precision ground recoil lug
    Rifle Basix trigger
    30 MOA EGW base
    Warne scope wrings
    Weaver Tactical 3x15x50 scope
    All paint work performed by myself
    Glass bedded by good friend and hunting parther Josh "Longrangefreak"

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    She will be fed the new Berger 230 gr bullets with the .743 BC.
     
  2. jskmtd

    jskmtd Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking rifle. Let us know how it shoots. Will it feed from the mag or will it be a single shot?
    Jon
     

  3. DontBlink

    DontBlink Active Member

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    I hoping to get out and shoot it this weekend. I am adding a rat grips cheek weld to the stock and then i will be ready to go. She will be a single shot and I ordered a single shot ramp from SSS today. She should be a tack driver of i do my part. Ill post test pics when im done.
     
  4. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    Good looking thunder stick! JohnnyK.
     
  5. DontBlink

    DontBlink Active Member

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    I finally got out and shot the RUM today. All I can say about this rifle is wow!! It took a few shots to get her to settle in and then she really tighten the groups up. I took my dad with me so he could help spot shots. We decided to have a shoot off and wouldn't you know it, the old man still has a dead eye :D My new rifle, and he out shoots me with it on our first trip out. The rifle is going to be a real shooter for sure. With 84 grs. of H-1000, it pushed the new 230 berger to 2980 fps. Im looking to get about 3100 and then I will call it good.
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  6. thomo

    thomo Well-Known Member

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    Impressed with your build.
     
  7. spoolhead1

    spoolhead1 Member

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    Did McGowen do the chamber work?

    Spoolhead1