Tell Us About Your 2009 Custom Rifle Build

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Len Backus, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

    May 2, 2001
    If you are taking delivery or ordering a new custom rifle in 2009 we want to share in your fun. List your components here.

    • Barrel brand, length, profile, coating if any
    • Action brand, model, coating if any
    • Brake brand...or NONE
    • Stock brand, model, color
    • Bottom metal
    • Cartridge
    • Trigger
    • Scope
    • Scope base and rings
    • Smith if already chosen
    • Expected weight of rig without scope and mount
    • Approximate expected cost without scope and mounts (ADDED 2-7-09)

    Try to answer the list in the order above to make it easy to read.

    Last edited: Feb 7, 2009
  2. Topshot

    Topshot Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    I have ordered a new long range .338 for 2009 which should be ready in a few months.

    • Barrel brand - Lilja, length - 30"SS, profile - one up from Sendero.
    • Action Remington 700 SS
    • Brake brand. D.E.
    • Stock brand, Sendero H.S.
    • Bottom metal
    • Cartridge .338 EDGE
    • Trigger - Rem.
    • Scope - Nightforch 5.5-22x56 NXS R1
    • Scope base and rings - Nightforce steel base - titanium rings
    • Smith - Shane Clancy (Australia)
    • Expected weight of rig - 15lb all set up with scope and rings etc.
    Rig is to be used on long range shots on Sambar deer, expect to load 300 SMKs or a good 250gn match bullet. Can't wait.

  3. Brambles

    Brambles Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    • Barrel brand, length, profile, coating if any: Douglas premium XX CM #3 Fluted, 24" ceramic coated matte black
    • Action brand, model, coating if any: Winchester m70 pushfeed, action accurized and trued, sides milled, bolt fluted, barrel threads enlarged to 1 1/16" and it all ceramic coated matte black
    • Brake brand...or NONE
    • Stock brand, model, color Brand Undetermined at this point, Tan color with black webbing
    • Bottom metal Stainless floorplate, shaved thinner and ceramic coated matte black
    • Cartridge 25-06 Ackley Imp
    • Trigger Factory @3lbs
    • Scope Undetermined at this point
    • Scope base and rings Talley lightweight once piece rings/bases matte black
    • Smith if already chosen Secret
    • Expected weight of rig without scope and mount Don't know, maybe 6lbs
  4. Steve7mm08

    Steve7mm08 Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2006
    • Broughton 5.75 heavy varmint 5C barrel, finished 30"
    • Remington S/S Long Action, trued
    • APS Painkiller medium
    • HS Precision SF2
    • Remington bottom metal
    • .338 EDGE
    • Worked Rem Trigger
    • Leupold M4 6.5-20x50 LRT with Tactical Milling reticle
    • Nightforce Ultralight rings
    • Not sure on weight, estimated to be around 13-14lb
  5. Longshot38

    Longshot38 Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2008
    I ordered this one last year and it should be here by next month. I really can't wait to get this puppy in my hands and see it shoot.

    • Lawton 28 in w/ lost river bore
    • Lawton 8500 Repeater
    • Lawton
    • Manner T3
    • Seekins
    • 338 Lapua
    • Haven't decided yet
    • NXS 5.5-22x50
    • Lawton 40 moa base, Seekin rings
    • Mark Lammers of LOSOK custom arms
    • Thinking about 18 lbs.
  6. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Writers Guild

    Jun 13, 2007
    Build one.

    338 Lapua Improved no neck turn, min SAAMI
    Lilja 1.350 tapered to .820 finish at 30" 1-10 twist
    Phoenix Machine SS action with PTG firing pin assembly
    HS bottom metal
    Phoenix 20 MOA base integrated with recoil lug. Convert to either 30 or 40 MOA
    Holland Radial brake
    McMillian A5
    Basix trigger with safety, set at 1.5 lbs
    Hornady custom dies
    Put together by John Myer, Custom Gunsmithing of Boyce VA.
    Looking for NF 5-22x

    Build Two

    2 yr project on parts gun in 300 Rum no neck turn, min SAAMI

    Rem 700 LA converted to 40X single shot with bottom of rcvr welded up, newbolt welded on and timed
    PTG firing pin
    Basix trigger with safety
    Complete Action blueprinting , with bolt sleeved and badger bolt knob
    30" SS Lilja HV contour 1-10 with Shrewd brake
    Russo A5 with spray on rough finish
    20 MOA Farrel base
    Action and barrel coated with moly finish in OD
    Gunsmith John Myers, Custom Gunsmithing Boyce VA
    Leupold 8-25 with Varmint reticle TPS rings

    Build (not really build, just conversion) three

    Savage BVSS in 6mm BRDX (BR Ack Imp with long neck)
    SS 28" Shilen 1-8 .272 no neck turn chamber
    Set up as remington with no barrel nut
    Accu trigger
    Set up as Fclass gun with burris double dovetail bases, signature rings and 24x Bushell with small dot and 1/8 minute clicks
    Gunsmith- Jeff Walker, Walker Custom Rifles, Culpepper VA

  7. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    • Bartlien SS 5R finished at 24.5" OD at muzzle .630, 8 gain twist
    • Stiller Predator LH
    • NO brake
    • McMillan Hunter, black, may paint later to Brown camo from rifles inc.
    • Wyatt
    • 6.5x284
    • Jewel set to 1 pound
    • Undecided on scope, but choices include Lpld 4.5x14 VXIII, Zeiss Conquest, or Huskemaw.
    • Bases/rings undecided
    • Dave Bruno smith
    • Est. weight, 6.5 pounds unloaded, no scope.
  8. longrange.270

    longrange.270 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2008
    • Barrel brand, length, profile, coating if any--Shilen, 28"-29" 1-9 twist #8 Contour
    • Action brand, model, coating if any--Savage Target Action, stainless steel
    • Brake brand...or NONE--haven't decided yet on which one, DE?? SSG??
    • Stock brand, model, color--Maybe a Russo A5 style, reddish color, or the smith might make one, still up in the air.
    • Bottom metal--None
    • Cartridge--7mm WSM
    • Trigger--Savage Target Accutrigger
    • Scope--Haven't decided on this yet too. Maybe Nightforce, just see how much money I have up to this point.
    • Scope base and rings--Some sort of 20 MOA base. Again time will tell.
    • Smith if already chosen--Neale Flynn aka "Savagebien" on LRH
    • Expected weight of rig without scope and mount--Doesn't matter I won't be carrying it through the woods.
    Should be a pretty "BA" rifle. Can't wait. Already bought the dies, brass, and bullets for this rifle.
  9. srhaggerty

    srhaggerty Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    This was ordered last year, but should be finished here in a month.

    * Barrel: 28" brux barrel, Sendero coyote tan coating, interupted fluting
    * Action: Phoenix, PTG bolt, Oversized bolt knob, coyote tan coating
    * Brake brand: SSG V-port
    * Stock: Bell and Carlson, Green/black, Varmit Tactical w/adjustable cheek piece
    * Rem metal
    * 7-300WSM
    * Timney @ 1.5#
    * Bushnell 4200 Tactical
    * TPS 20 MOA base and TPS rings
    * Nathan Dagley @ SSG
    * 11 or 12# I think? Nate?
  10. LouBoyd

    LouBoyd Well-Known Member

    Oct 15, 2007
    Barrel - PacNor 34L 14T 8G SS Sendero
    Action - Rem 700 RH LA
    Brake - custom
    Stock - HS Precision
    Bottom metal - Rem BDL
    Cartridge - 458 Win Mag
    Trigger - Jewell HV
    Scope - Aguila 4x
    Scope base - Nightforce Picatinny
    Smith - self
    Expected weight of rig without scope - ~ 10 lb
  11. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2008
    Krieger #17 27" or 28"(it'll be a surprise)
    Win Model 70 from a donor
    APS "SLIM" Painkiller
    Joel Russo's personal design w/ adj cheek Brown/Grey I think is what he calls it
    7mm WSM
    Rifle Basix
    Intention is NF NXS 8-32X56
    Probably NF base and rings as well
    Kevin Cram Montour County Rifles
    No clue as to weight
  12. AndyW

    AndyW Member

    Dec 2, 2008
    Barrel brand, length, profile, coating if any -Pac Nor 24" finish- ultralight contour
    Action brand, model, coating if any - Stiller SA Predator- Lefty

    Brake brand...or NONE - None
    Stock brand, model, color -McMillan Edge, painted grey
    Bottom metal - Pacific Tool BDL aluminum
    Cartridge - 7mmWSM
    Trigger - Jewell HVR
    Scope - Leupold- not sure which model yet
    Scope base and rings -Talley LW's
    Smith if already chosen
    Expected weight of rig without scope and mount -No more than 6.5 lbs with scope
  13. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    barrel- Bartlein CM, 28", 5R, 10 twist, sporter contour
    action- John Myer custom
    brake- Holland Radial
    stock- MPI bullpup
    bottom metal- none
    cartridge- 338 Edge
    trigger- customized xp-100
    scope- not sure
    bases- machined in bedding block
    smith- Chris Mathews, Long Shot Rifles
    weight- 7.5#
  14. Magnumpeanut

    Magnumpeanut Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2008
    Should have this one done sometime soon.
    Barrel brand, length, profile -Krieger Stainless , 24" Varmint
    Action brand, model -Remington 700 Trued
    Brake brand...or NONE -No Brake
    Stock brand, model, color -McMillian A5 with SF and adj cheek, Desert camo
    Bottom metal -Badger Bottom with 5 shot mag
    Cartridge - 243 Win
    Trigger - Jury is out, Rifle Basic or Jewel possibly
    Scope -bushy 4200 4-16x40
    Scope base and rings- EGW 20 MOA burris Xtreme Rings
    Smith if already chosen- I can't pronounce his last name so forget it. Local guy here, Jerry P.
    Expected weight of rig without scope and mount. 10lbs+/-
    Not too fancy

    Waiting on the barrel for this one.

    Other is my 7mmRM on a Budget
    Barrel brand, length, profile -New, unfired Savage take off barrel, 24" Varmint blued
    Action brand, model -Stevens 200 Long
    Brake brand...or NONE -No Brake
    Stock brand, model, color -Factory stock, modified
    Bottom metal -None
    Cartridge - 7mm RM
    Trigger -Rifle basix, tuned to 1 1/2 lbs +/-
    Scope -Bushnell 3200 5-15x40
    Scope base and rings- EGW 20 MOA, burris extreme rings
    Smith if already chosen- no smith
    Expected weight of rig without scope and mount- 9 lbs
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2009