Thoughts on my build?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by BlackSS, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. BlackSS

    BlackSS Well-Known Member

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    Any thoughts / things you would change:
    Things I already have:
    Stainless LH rem 700 donor action from a 300 RUM
    29" Hart Sendero contour 10 twist 338 (straight fluted)
    CSR 4 port muscle brake
    Gre tan firing pin ass'y
    Holland recoil lug
    Jewell LH HVR trigger
    NF steel rings and base

    On order:
    Manners EH1 with BDM mini chassis (CIP) - longer mag than standard Lapua mag. Not sure about this, any thoughts would be great. This is what manners recommended for an edge, so I'm sure it will be fine.

    Plan on adding the DE top ring with ACI and anti cant, will order the brass and dies from DE as well.

    Will be topped with a NXS 5.5-20 x 56. Hopefully final weight will be around 13-14 scoped.
    Once all parts are in hand it will go to a smith for action blueprint and final assembly.
     
  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    IIWY, I'd change all LH to RH, other than that looks pretty good to me. :D:):cool:gun)
     

  3. BlackSS

    BlackSS Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. My biggest concern at this point is that it will function as a repeater with the parts I have selected. Would be great if anyone can confirm.
     
  4. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I just did a 300 RUM build off a 700 action.

    My specs

    PTG one piece .704 bolt
    PTG Saco extractor kit
    PTG speed lock firng pin assembly
    PTG HD recoil lug
    Jewel trigger
    40 MOA NF rail
    Ultra light NF rings
    27" Broughton 5C Med Varmint Sporter Contour - no flutes
    SSG muzzle brake
    HS Sendero stock skim bedded

    Smith put in a center feed WBY mag box with 3.82 inside dimension. It will barely work for my throat and loads but if I had to do it again I would go with the Wyatts extended center feed which has 3.99" inside dimension.

    So you might consider an oversized (.704) one piece bolt and sell the donor factory bolt.

    And you might also consider the mini M16 extractor or Saco extractor kit.

    Definitely get the extended center feed mag box and follower.

    I might also consider a heavier contour with a 29" barrel, especially if fluted.

    Other than that it looks good to me
     
  5. MMERSS

    MMERSS Well-Known Member

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    I like it especially the 338 barrel for the Edge...Let me ask this in return, "What do YOU think of YOUR build?"
     
  6. BlackSS

    BlackSS Well-Known Member

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    Well, it is my first custom build. I think it is going to be an awesome gun. Just making sure nobody sees any red flags. My biggest question is whether or not it will function as a repeater with the manners mini chassis.