Got a surprise from the UPS guy yesterday

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Tikkamike, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I thought I had posted this yesterday but apparently I got side tracked. Anyway I got a long box triangular in shape from Benchmark Barrels. its a #5 10 twist 26" finish .375 stainless tube. I ordered it about 6 weeks ago so I am very pleased with the turn around. So the 375 RUM will have a new barrel soon. I think I am going to have a Harrells radial brake put on it contoured to match the barrel. I am going to have the bolt Fluted and an M-16 style extractor installed. Then itll go tight back in the existing B&C alaskanII stock
     
  2. 4bycamper

    4bycamper Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good.
    I love having a new project rifle, and I'll bet you do too.

    375 RUM? Are you looking to flatten moose at 1000 yards? :D
     
  3. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    Nice to get that kind of surprise.
     
  4. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    no its just my everyday kill whatever rifle right now, im sure that wont change..it kills coyotes and antelope just as well as anything else
     
  5. benchracer

    benchracer Well-Known Member

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    I can't wait to see the finished product! Do you have some ideas on what sort loads you want to develop? I am very curious to see how your new setup performs.
     
  6. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Well-Known Member

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    Buy a PTG bolt with all that done and sell your old bolt and be money ahead
     
  7. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Typically I would but I'm going to keep the bolt for sentimental reasons. That bolt was used to help kill my 21 1/2" black bear.

    My load I plan to keep about the same as I have now. 270 tsx
     
  8. benchracer

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    Since you went with a 10 twist barrel, I figured you had something up your sleeve. Nevertheless, I am interested to see how your RUM shoots with the new barrel.

    Speaking of which, Benchmark doesn't say much about themselves on their website. Do you know if their barrels are cut rifled or button rifled?
     
  9. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I went with a 10 for the 5R rifling and I also might play with some big heavy CE bullets...however I plan on using the tsx as my main bullet.

    My barrel is button, i heard at one time they do either but I dont know. My only experience with them is a 375h ruger I had built for my dad with a benchmark and it shoots and cleans wonderfully.
     
  10. midwesthunter

    midwesthunter Well-Known Member

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    Nice, I will be out there in about a week and a half to pick up the take off barrel.
     
  11. deadlift

    deadlift Official LRH Sponsor

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    We run pull button barrels, all hand lapped. Look at the 260's from GS custom, they seem awesome! I still wanna do a 375wsm.
    Chris
    Benchmark Barrels
     
  12. benchracer

    benchracer Well-Known Member

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    That would be interesting! I would love to see the results if you decide to proceed.