First build for hunting purposes and need help!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by matt_3479, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    I have decided on a 300. win mag and will get it throated for 210 bergers. I want this rifle to be on the lighter side without sacrificing accuracy. This rifle will be dragged along on long hikes, mountains and valleys. It will also be used for sit down rifle. This will be my first build and would like as much help as possible.

    I have a remington action i will get fully blue printed, holland recoil lug, I believe i have decided on a Brux barrel (i need help with the length. 26" or 28". Remember rifle on the light side), 3 port muscle brake, McMillan A-5 or McMillan A3 (A3 is lighter and im leaning that way right now), Pillar bedded and fluted bolt and jewel trigger. Am i missing any important?

    this is my first build remember. What barrel length. i want to keep it as light as possible so i was leaning towards the 26 but someone said the 28 is better for the 300 win mag. I am looking into a #4 or #5 contour barrel. McMillan A3 is lighter so im going that direction unless someone says the A5 is better?
     
  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    With a Sendero type taper you are only saving less than 3oz per inch on barrel length so you might as well go for the 28" if you are doing a total custom.

    The A-3 Sporter version I believe is about a pound lighter than the regular A-3 and the B&C M-40 is a half pound or pound lighter than the A-3 Sporter so give it a look as well.

    A used Sendero stock would run you 200-250.00 so don't discount them out of hand unless you are just set on a custom stock from the get go.
     
  3. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    If your going more for an all around rig that will handle nice up close and of hand or kneeling a #5 at 26in plus a brake handles very nice with great balance but still settles down on the bipod, my dad just finished that same build in a 6.5 Sherman on a Model 70 action and it moves great and you wouldn't be hampered in any firing position. I just finished another build with a slightly heavier contour but at 28 plus brake and it's not going to be good for anything other than shooting of a bipod which is fine cause that is what it was built for.

    Search for "Broz" he's put together a number of 300wins that are flat out awesome and they are set up for the 210 Berger.

    There's a B&C m-40 stock in the classifieds right now that would work very well.
     
  4. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I was told by 2 sniper instructors that the best barrel length for a 300Win Mag is 26". A sendero contour or varmint contour of any type will be the best. Sounds like you have a good package going on. Can't wait to see the end result.

    Tank
     
  5. strombeckj

    strombeckj Well-Known Member

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    Kevin Weaver builds some nice light weight rifles. Here's a pic of one that would be under 8lbs with scope. They are not tactical rifles by any means. But if you truly want light weight.

    Weaver Rifles Web

    Jon
     
  6. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest some in dept research in respect to the Jewel trigger. I have never used one so have no firsthand knowledge but have read a lot saying that just a little dust or dirt screws them up. With my style of hunting dust is a given. If you use horses or go days backpacking you might want to give it some thought.

    With what you mention a nice rifle will be the result!
     
  7. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    i spoke with Keven at MCRifles suggest a 26-28" #4-#5 for reduced weight.
     
  8. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    Well what trigger would you suggest?
     
  9. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Talk to your smith. The factory trigger can be worked to be pretty nice. I set mine on the Mod 7 and it is pretty sweet. But Jewel triggers are the top dog, so don't be scared to get one IMHO!

    Do a 28" #4 or a 26" #5. I prefer the thicker barrels myself.

    Tank
     
  10. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    Kevin was the one that suggested the Jewel trigger.

    i emailed Kevin about the length and the contour and see what he would suggest. originally i was going to get a 26" #5. Then he suggest a 26-28" #4 but with a brake the 28 would be more like 29+ and i dont want it too long to carry around.
     
  11. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a Jewel trigger with a 26" #4. See, isn't that simple?:Dgun)

    Tank
     
  12. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't sound too bad eh,

    McMillan A-3 ADJ Bedded
    Remington 700 Blueprinted with sprial bolt
    Jewel Trigger
    Brux 26" #4
    Holland Lug
    With some sort of muzzle brake (notsure yet) i like brakes that are flush with the barrel

    I think im going with Black/Grey/Light grey marble stock
     
  13. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    My go to rifle for deer and elk has the factory trigger tuned up set at 2.75lbs and has works flawlessly. I here good things about the Timney trigger in a hunting rifle but as with the Jewell I have no personal experience. Your trigger choice boils down to how rough the rifle gets treated.