New 300 RUM Build

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by tunacan, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. tunacan

    tunacan Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2009
    My bro in law got bit by the bug from me sending him pictures of my guns and long range shooting.

    He "commissioned" me to put a gun together for him...gave me no budget. He just wanted it to be big, nasty and loud.

    I did all of the threading and chambering on my buddies lathe (with his assistance).

    Reamer was a PTG SAMMI spec 300 RUM

    Snowy Mountain Mag Action with their 20 moa steel rail (nitrided bolt and action)
    PTG Bolt and pin assembly
    PTG .250 Lug
    Brux Barrel 1-10" (28" without brake 29.5 with. Heavy palma countour)
    RWS Brake
    PTG BDL bottom metal with ACIS modified mag
    HS Precision stock (repainted with duracoat)
    Leupold 4.5-15X50 LR scope (send it back to Leupold and had MI turrets put installed)

    I had to open the ejection window of the stock because the Snowy Mountain Action has a 1/2 larger window than the Rem 700 LA.

    I repainted it in OD green with slight black webbing and a few flecks of gray. It turned out pretty nice.

    The magazine is a 338 Lapua ACIS that I had to modify. The Lapua case is quite a bit shorter than the 300 RUM case. The reinforcing stamp in the magazine had to be removed for the RUM case to fit.

    I doesn't appear to have lost any rigidity and it works flawlessly now.

    All in all it weighs 12.5 pounds and it fairly well balanced for the length of barrel.

    I am going to bring it to him next weekend.

    Hopefully it shoots








  2. 300whisper

    300whisper Well-Known Member

    May 15, 2012
    Awesome rig. Let us know how it shoots.
  3. journeymanwirecontrols

    journeymanwirecontrols Member LRH Team Member

    Feb 8, 2014
    That's a nice looking rife ! Let us know how it shoots.
  4. Rocky Mountain

    Rocky Mountain Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2010
    Nice looking rifle
  5. Swgreen

    Swgreen Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    Man that's a nice 300 rum