A cpl Custom 280AI

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by Weatherby Fan, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Weatherby Fan

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    After some bad luck with buying an over the counter rifle, I had a cpl custom rifles built by a local gunsmith near where I live.....well he did not disappoint,

    I had 3 Husqvarna H5000 30-06s sitting in the gun cabinet so I thought I would build a 280AI on one of them for my upcoming fly in hunt, so I ordered up the parts....

    Wildcat Ultralight Stock
    Benchmark #1 contour Match Grade SS Barrel, 24" long,1-9 twist
    Timney Trigger

    1 week later out pops a beautiful 6lb 4oz rifle, 7lbs 2.8oz scoped, and it shot very well first time at the range with factory Nosler 140gr AB

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  2. kshunter

    kshunter Well-Known Member

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    That is a great looking rifle! looks like accuracy wont be a prob either.
     
  3. Weatherby Fan

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    Thanks kshunter, I couldn't be happier with that rifle an yes it shoots really well if I do my part.
     
  4. Weatherby Fan

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    Second 280AI was built for my Nephew but sounds like my brother has taken a shine to it and may use it on our sheep hunt this year as it came in at 6lbs on its own.

    Remington 700 Stainless action, action trued and squared, action fluted and bolt handle lightened,
    Timney Calvin Elite Trigger
    26" Benchmark Stainless #1 contour barrel, 1-9 twist
    Wildcat Ultralight Stock
    Talley Lightweight Rings
    Leupold 4.5-14x40 CDS 30mm tube

    No complaints about the accuracy using Nosler Trophy Grade 140gr Accubonds

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  5. mountainman56

    mountainman56 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, very nice rifles, both of them. I'm kinda partial to the Husqvarna, not everybody's first choice for a build (I like to stray off the beaten path). Looks like your gunsmith did you right. gun)
     
  6. 5280yotes

    5280yotes Well-Known Member

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    Great hunting rig!
     
  7. BEEMAN

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    Very nice rifles. You don't see many pics of WildCat stocks on here. I obviously see more up here in Canada. I just did a 6.5X47 on a WildCat. Just waiting for it to return from Hydro Dipping. They sure are a light weight stock.
     
  8. Weatherby Fan

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    Thank you for the kind comments, yeh I really like a Wildcat Stock, Stu does an awesome job of building them, my gunsmith prefers them over any other stock to work on not to mention how light they are, I am from BC

    I'm having a 6.5-284 built right now also on Husky action and a Wildcat Stock, Benchmark barrel, it will be very much like the Husky 280AI pictured above.
     
  9. BEEMAN

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    The Wild Cat I just did took a bit more work than I thought it would. Inletting wasn't as good as I thought it could be. But was a nice winter project while it was 20 below here in southern Manitoba.
     
  10. Weatherby Fan

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    That's the thing about a Wildcat they do require lots of work, my gunsmith says he prefers them over a McMillan, he finds the material better to work with and the fore end is stiffer.