New Member, First rifle build

Sanford338

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Hello everybody. New member here from South East Texas but I’ve lurked through this site for a couple of years now scavenging info on builds and calibers. Earlier this year I sold a couple of “pretty” Remington BDL rifles and scratched the cash together to build myself a “do all” hunting rig.

280ai
Defiance Tenacity
Mcmillan Hunter Stock
Bartlien 2B Barrel @ 24” 1 in 8.75 twist
Triggertech “Special”
Remington bottom metal
Wyatts Extended mag/follower.

I had originally planned to go with a slightly smaller Nightforce SHV scope but my local smith happened to have a very gently used 5-20x56 SHV at the time so I picked it up with a set of Larue QD rings.

Work was done by Crossroads Precision in Victoria. Russell is a great guy and was very helpful with the whole process.
Hopefully being here will encourage me to stretch it out a little.
Sweet build and set up!! Welcome to the forum, China Grove, Texas here..
 

Kmccord

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Very nice looking rifle, how does it shoot, have you worked up any loads for it? Welcome to the forum, I am in Northeast Texas, Reilly Springs community.
 

Kmccord

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Forgot to mention, with bullet shortages everywhere, you may want to try Hammer Bullets, they are in stock and requires little work to develop an accurate load.
 

GrantW

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Update:
Finally got enough bench time in to break the barrel in and aight it in with some factory ammo. Not a bad group for 160 Nosler partitions. Even though I nudged that second shot.

Need to bring it about a click up I believe but other than that I’m happy with it.
 

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john k

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Update:
Finally got enough bench time in to break the barrel in and aight it in with some factory ammo. Not a bad group for 160 Nosler partitions. Even though I nudged that second shot.

Need to bring it about a click up I believe but other than that I’m happy with it.
What powder do you have pushing the 160 AB’s? Nice group!
 

GrantW

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Haven’t started reloading. Currently just shooting factory ammo until I get more brass and time.
 
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