Pulled the Pin, Having a LRH built

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Brambles, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Brambles

    Brambles Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Well I was really soul searching the last week or two about what to do, I posted up a couple questions asking for opinions and got some great feedback.

    Keep my 300 RUM or rebarrel to 338 edge

    In the end it came down to althought I am very happy with the performance of the 300 RUM, I wasn't too keen on the barrel life and I wanted better accuracy than I was getting from the factory barrel.

    The donor is a BDL SS 300 RUM bedded to a Hi-Tech specialties 26oz stock.

    Figured if I was rebarreling then why go half way, so I phoned up Rocky Mountain Rifles in Dawson Creek and talked to the gunsmith for a half hour or so.

    He just happened to have a .338 1:9.5 twist 30" Benchmark SS 5R Fluted 4.5/sendero contour blank in stock with nobodys name on it. Blank weighs 3lbs 13oz and nobody's name was on it....there is now.
    Barrel length will probably be 27-28" + muzzle brake
    Full Action blueprinting/truing
    Bolt sleeved
    Wyatt mag box installed
    Holland QD muzzle brake Installed
    Match Recoil Lug
    Bedded into my Hi-Tech stock
    Chambered in 338 Edge and throated for 300 SMK

    I'm a touch worried that with the lighter stock its gonna be terribly muzzle heavy but I'll cross that bridge later.

    My preliminary math suggests a naked rifle weight of 7lbs 11oz

    I'm stoked, now I just gotta send em the donor.

    ETA is March
  2. Brambles

    Brambles Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Well a deal too good to pass up came about.

    I found an already built rifle from the same builder that a guy had done and never fired. He's willing to take a major hit on the price so I had to do it.

    Not exactly the same as I'd have built but its still similar, talked the the guy that built it and he said it should be a shooter.

    Rem 700 Stainless
    PacNor 28" 1:10 twish Sendero contour
    Their own RMR muzzle brake
    HS precision sporter stock
    Bolt fluted and handle skeletionized, thats gotta shrink the groups by half right there!!

    Owner says it weights between 9.75 and 10lbs on his scale.

    Plus I get to keep my 300 RUM so I'm almost $2000 ahead going this route.
  3. Brambles

    Brambles Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Unbelievable, the day before I was schedualed to go pick up my new rifle the guy emails me and says " sorry but I sold it to someone else" WTF.

    Back to building my own, seriously considering a Defiance action.
  4. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Well, at least you will know exact round count, it will be built to your specs, and have the satisfaction knowing you got exactly what you wanted. Buying another guys rifle is just not the same as buying your own. You'll appreciate it a whole lot more. Can't wait to see the finished product.