New light weight build, 6.5SAUM

Matt Moser

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Got a chance to Spend a little bit of time on this last night. Next is bedding and scope mounting. 3.169lb as it sits, no bolt/stock/scope
 

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jgs8163

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Got a chance to Spend a little bit of time on this last night. Next is bedding and scope mounting. 3.169lb as it sits, no bolt/stock/scope
What twist rate is your barrel? I’m accumulating items for a 6.5 SAUM now and am torn on twist rate. NM I just saw you went 1/8
 

Matt Moser

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barrel twist is 1:8”, I have another in 1:7.5” and multiple other big 6.5’s all running 1-7.5 or 1:8” and I can honestly say there is not a big enough difference I can see, maybe if I build two rifles exactly the same and had both twist barrels I could give you an honest answer but I’d be confident in either or for the 139-156gr 6.5’s, I’d lean towards the faster for heavy for cal bullets engaging targets 1000+m but the 1:8 will run with it...

pOtato-pAtato

im sure others will disagree but in my old profession and now hitting steel or hunting the difference between 1/4“ or 1/2“ moa the subject on the receiving end gets FUBAR
 

Matt Moser

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Ok, so I missed my 6lb 1oz forecast/goal.

the Build is finished now, after bedding and adding rings, scope, and all the other components to call it 100% complete (aside from ammo) she came in at 6lb 5.2oz.

putting the scope rings on properly did not make it any lighter.

not disappointed but I guess I’ll have to build another and try again... ;)
 

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jgs8163

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Ok, so I missed my 6lb 1oz forecast/goal.

the Build is finished now, after bedding and adding rings, scope, and all the other components to call it 100% complete (aside from ammo) she came in at 6lb 5.2oz.

putting the scope rings on properly did not make it any lighter.

not disappointed but I guess I’ll have to build another and try again... ;)
Nice job Matt. I look forward to seeing some range reports. Gathering components for mine.
 

Litehiker

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Really liking your setup and the low weight.
My "Semi-Custom" mountain rifle: Browning X-Bolt Pro in 6.5 PRC
->burnt Bronze Cerakoted stainless barreled action and CF stock
->factory lapped barrel, 1:7 twist
->fluted barel, bolt and bolt handle
->nice Browning "Feather Trigger" - 2 lbs. 8 oz. on my digital trigger gauge
->6 lbs. 3 oz. "naked"
->rings Talley burnt bronze Cerakote W/bubble level in top rear ring
->SCOPE: Bushnell Elite LRTS 4.5 - 18 x 44 W/ illuminated G3 reticle, FFP, mil/mil

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Forcedoutage

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Did you go with a Remington 700 stock or did you order the priece footprint? I know they have some 700 footprint in stock.
 

rcparker

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My 270wsm. Pierce titanium action, hitech stock, with pierce rings and March scope. 7.8# loaded. Kevin weaver built it, great job.
 

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