Salvage yard build

Coldfinger

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Here’s a salvage build of used parts purchased from various members of LRH forum. Only part not purchased here was the Remington X mark trigger that I had left over from actions in the past and the scope. Ordered a Trigger tech today. Remington 700 shorty, Bartlein 24” 308 win barrel, Christenson stock. 3 shot group at 100 yards was the first group of handloads 168 grain Berger vld 46 grains of IMR 4350 and CCI br2 primer. I did shoot 5 Remington 150 grain corelokts to get on paper. I’m thinking a black Cerakote.
 

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Goes to show you don't necessarily have to break the bank. Good job!👍
With all the new fangled cartridges appearing I forgot what a sweetheart the 308 can be. It’s been close to 15 years since I shot a bolt action 308. Definitely not a screamer I’m guessing probably poking along at 26-2700 FPS!!!!
 

Tiny Tim

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If you add some home made doodads to it, it would be like a rifle version of a "Rat Rod". JK ;) Its amazing what some people can pull off with parts just "laying around". Great job and enjoy. BTW, great shooting!
 

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Nice build! Black would give it a menacing look alright. I always got a 308 kicking around, its the father of all my favorite cartridges and very accurate. Good Looking target too.
 

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Went with Graphite Black Cerakote, tossed Remington trigger out and installed Trigger Tech Primary, never lightened one all the way but the directions said turn in minimum of 3 clicks. All I can say is wow!!!! I slammed bolt numerous times with no fail to cock, and dropped several times from a foot high on fire and no accidental firing(on empty chamber)
Tried out my favorite whitetail bullet a Speer 130 grain hp varmint, usually drop deer in tracks. 53 grains of H380 compressed, CCI Br2 primer about 3100 FPS too hot out to drag crono out. 1/2” grid squares first shot surprised the crap outta me next 2 did well still under 1/2”!!! Going to load trigger up a bit to 2# as it’s breaking at 1.4,1.6,1.4,1.4,1.3#
 

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