My First Custom build is done...almost!!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by pburton, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. pburton

    pburton Well-Known Member

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    I have been a member here for several years. In that time I have had a few semi-custom rifles built. I did this because I thought that I did not have the finances for a full custom, but by the time each of these semi-customs were done, I could have gone the custom route for the same money. So this year I made it my goal to have a full custom rifle built, and it is done!! Well almost done. I still have not bought the optics that I want to run.

    Here is the build:
    Stiller Predator Action
    Bartlein #3 contour, 9 twist, fluted, finished @ 26", MCR 3 port muzzle brake
    Wyatt's extended box mag
    PTG BDL bottom metal
    Timney Elite trigger
    McMillan Hunter stock with edge fill
    Murphy Titanium rail
    TPS rings
    Match chamber in 300 win mag and throated for 210gr VLD
    Rifle weighs 9lbs even with the current optics and bipod in place.

    Work done by Kevin Cram of Montour County Rifles!

    Going out tomorrow for it first trip to the range. I can't wait!
     

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  2. pburton

    pburton Well-Known Member

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    Im not sure why the one picture is upside down. Sorry
     
  3. gunaddict

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    Very Nice.
     
  4. jimbires

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    looks good . I've had Kevin do a couple of things for me . I would not hesitate to use him again , I was well pleased .
     
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    pburton Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Kevin did a great job. Will definitely be using him again.
     
  6. snox801

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    Very cool great caliber choice to.
     
  7. dmj

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    Very nice. And in my favorite caliber. Great choices all the way around. Let us know what kind of optics you decide on and how it shoots. Congrats
     
  8. pburton

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    Thanks! It is my favorite round as well. I have shot a 300 win mag, of one form or another, for the last 20+ years. As far as optics go, I am not sure. The problem is that I built this rifle to be on the light side. So, I really do not want to go with a 2 pound scope. But then again, the lighter scopes don't have the options that I want. But, for now I am going to use the scope that I have to break in the barrel and start my load development. I keep everyone posted with the progress.
     
  9. toecutter

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    Congrats. Sweet rifle and cartridge choice!
     
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    pburton Well-Known Member

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    Here is an update on my rifle. I ended up going with a Leuplod VX6 in 3-18x50. With the TMOA reticle. So far I like it. I've had the rifle to the range twice now. First day was break-in and some load development. Today I finished off the load development and shots some groups. This is my best 200 yard group. I'm pretty happy with the rifle!!
     

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  11. dok7mm

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    Looking good and shooting good! Congratulations.
     
  12. pburton

    pburton Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I appreciate it!
     
  13. Varmintnv

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    I almost missed recognizing that target!! LOL I have many groups on that very same one! Soon I'll have my new Pac-Nor built rifle at the same place punching holes in those same targets.
    Congrats on a nice rifle that looks to be shooting very well!!
     
  14. Deezel

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    That is a beautiful rifle. Congrats!