first custom rifle need help

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by ace, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. ace

    ace Member

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    Want to build a 300rum for deer 10 to 1000 yards. this is what i was thinking, 28"-1"dia. barrel, mcmillan a5 stock, night force nxs 5.5-22x56. will use a remington action.
     
  2. skidlyman

    skidlyman Well-Known Member

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    Exellant choice on scope! I have one on my 50bmg, wish I had one on all my rifles! I use the NP-R2 reticle
     
  3. weaverism

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    Sounds perfect! I'd add four inches to the barrel though. I assume you mean a 1.250" barrel tapered to 1". It will be heavy. If you want to make it portable at all I would taper it a little more. [​IMG]
     
  4. Guest

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    My .300 Tomahawk has a 30" Hart barrel that tapers to .950" at the muzzle. I has the 5.5-22x56 NXS and I have a McMillan McHale stock on order. I think you will really like the setup you have planned. I also have a standard .300 RUM built by Jerry Rice which has a NXS and a McMillan A3. Do yourself a favor and try the 200 gr Nosler Accubond when you get your rifle built.

    [ 12-03-2003: Message edited by: Chris Jamison ]
     
  5. chris matthews

    chris matthews Well-Known Member

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    Soup,
    Your plans are right on the money. I would stick with a 26 or 28" barrel, especially using a Mike Rock or Obermeyer 5R barrel. They will give you the velocity of a 30-32" regular barrel. This way your gun will still be managable in weight and portability.
    And it will get you to 1000 and then some.
     
  6. lynn

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    Soup
    I would get a Hart Max Heavy Varmint Taper barrel 28-30 inches long.I currently have 2 on Remington actions and no problems at all with the bedding.If you choose a 1.200-1.250 or larger straight barrel you might want to consider a barrel bedding block to put less strain on the bedding.The other good news with the Hart is that Lester Bruno usually has one in stock so no 3 month wait as is typical with the custom barrels. www.brunoshooters.com once there click on store then scroll down till you see barrels and click again.
    Lynn
     
  7. Headhunter

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    Make sure you go with a Hart Barrel. Don't forget to have Hart Cryo it.

    If you are going to shoot heavy bullets, you might think about going to the 1-9" twist in it.

    Headhunter.
     
  8. *WyoWhisper*

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    Do what the Chris' said....

    200 gr Accubond.. set up the way Matthews said!
     
  9. ace

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    thanks for all the help.
    chris what load are you using for the 200gr accubond.
     
  10. Guest

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    soup--
    95.5 gr Retumbo behind the AB for 3200fps from a 25.5" cut rifled K&P barrel. I think its right up there with the 5R barrels for velocity.
    My Tomahawk(.300 RUM Imp.) has a 30" Hart and it does 3200 fps with a 240 SMK and 106 gr H870 -- Not too shabby on the fps, either...

    [ 12-05-2003: Message edited by: Chris Jamison ]