My first Semi-Custom!!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Nimrod1203, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Nimrod1203

    Nimrod1203 Well-Known Member

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    Well, I finally got most of my parts gathered up for my rifle. I still am waiting on my Mcmillan stock to come in, but it'll be late october. I've hand painted the camo(it's not that good but my first time) and it has the following work done.
    Re-barreled by Randy's Custom Rifles and Rebarreling with a Shillen SS Match barrel in .25-06. 26" fluted. Bolt was fluted straight flutes with black inlays. Duracoated black. 20 MOA Picatinny rail. Viper Vortex HS 4-16x50 glass. The trigger is the typical Tikka trigger that breaks at 2.1 lbs. Anyways, i haven't got to shoot it yet, but i can't wait. as the post says this is my first semi-custom. and the action feels amazing. Just thought i'd share it with you all, seeing how i've gotten alot of inspiration from the members here. Thank you all for everything.
    Nimrod

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  2. Daves762

    Daves762 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice!! better put a cheek rest on her..
     
  3. Nimrod1203

    Nimrod1203 Well-Known Member

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    Yes sir! I'm in the process. I bought a velcro kind, and was planning on putting foam under it(i had seen that on a video and worked well) but when it came in it was for a left handed gun. so now back to the search. I'd prefer to keep it removable. I'm hoping the Mcmillan will be a slightly higher comb. It's the Sako hunter version....I'm open to suggestions on the cheek raiser. Thank you
    Nimrod
     
  4. Daves762

    Daves762 Well-Known Member

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    My favorite is from DESERTWARRIORPRODUCTS DOT COM but you have to drill holes through the stock so that scares alot of people off.

    Ive also used one that is removable with velcro straps made by BLACKHAWK and it has a few foam cusions you can use to adjust the hight. I got it from MIDWAYUSA dot com.

    without a solid EXACT cheekweld you will never get maximum accuracy out of any rifle...

    ALSO and ACD or Anti-cant-device. It's a bubble level that ensures your exactly level. A few degrees of tilt (cant) left or right is almost undetectable in the field but ensures a miss at longer ranges...
     
  5. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    McMillan will put an adjustable cheekpiece in most of their stocks.
     
  6. Nimrod1203

    Nimrod1203 Well-Known Member

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    how soon in the build process would they need to know i wanted one? they haven't painted it yet, but i'm not sure how far along they'd need to know? Does anyone know?
    Nimrod
     
  7. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Call them tomorrow...
     
  8. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Man not a thing wrong with the look of that new rig!

    I hate to say it again but I sincerely hope it shoots as good as it looks for you!
     
  9. Nimrod1203

    Nimrod1203 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Wildrose. I'm pretty happy with how it all turned out. I'm thinking it'll be great for out to about 600 yards. I'm new to longrange and just hoping to break the 450 barrier with it. This is also my first attempt at the camo side of things. I used a guide off of here using Krylon and a sponge brush and for a novice(read complete camo virgin) I'm pretty happy. We'll see how it shoots in about a week. I'm waiting approval to join the shooting range here in western nebraska. All this room and it's hard to find somewhere to shoot. Imagine that!
    Nimrod
     
  10. WildRose

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    Well you did a good job.

    The best thing about Krylon or PlastiKote is that if you don't like it all you need is a can of carburetor cleaner and some 00 steel wool and in five minutes it's gone.

    When you get ready to make it permanent just pick a good flat base of Cerakote, and then you can camo over it anytime you want with shades.

    It probably took me a dozen tries to get what I wanted on mine which is here.

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    Desert Sand base, some camo brown Plastikote and a camonet for a stencil.

    Next step will be doing the entire reciever and barrel the same way.
     
  11. Nimrod1203

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    Thanks for the tip. Thats a nice looking rifle Wildrose. I may have to check on the cerekote when my Mcmillan comes in. I'm hoping the tan from them won't be too light.
     
  12. liltank

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    If you didn't have McMillian build in a cheek rest yet, I would suggest the Karsten Cheek rest. It cost's $60+$8 for shipping. You can in stall it your self. Took all of 5min for me to put on my rifle. Very easy and very comfortable. It's adjustable to boot. They make 3 different models. I went with the Model A.

    Tank
     
  13. Nimrod1203

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    Well guys, just an update. I finally got to the range today. It wasn't a great day to shoot, 60 degrees. 15-20 MPh with gusts up around 30. and i didn't have a rear rest that was very good, so shooting off a bipod, off a low table, with no rear rest, these were #2,3,and 4 out of a fresh barrel, cleaning in between each. The ammo was el-cheapo Hornady 117 gr factory ammo. Overall i'm pretty excited. I shot a 5 shot string later, and the first was a fouler, then i put 3 touching, and threw the last one left about 3/4 of an inch(gun went off a bit early). If not for shooter error and a bad rest, i trully believe this will be a 1/4" gun with factory ammo just based on a couple of the groups i shot when i did my part.
    Nimrod
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  14. WildRose

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    Outstanding.

    If you are thinking of getting a McM stock look hard at the A3-sporter.

    SHOT Show Report: McMillan’s New A3 Sporter Stock « Daily Bulletin

    Pics of the Mcmillan A-3 Sporter& Adj tact hunter - Sniper's Hide Forums

    It will probably eliminate the need completely. Fantastic stock!