Thoughts on My New Rifle Build

BrentM

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2013
Messages
2,112
Location
Meridian, Idaho
I would try and make sure you have enough magazine length to load heavy bullets far enough out in the case. In my dads 300 win mag I have to stuff the big bullets deep to fit mag length. I wish I had a longer magazine to seat them farther out so I could take advantage of more case capacity.

I am becoming a believer in Seekins rings too.
Have you consider swapping bottom metal and going to an aics 300WM 3.715 mag? Some people hate mags but it is a nice option if you wish to increase length.
 

sconnierider

Active Member
Joined
Mar 29, 2013
Messages
28
Location
Sturgeon Bay, WI
I would try and make sure you have enough magazine length to load heavy bullets far enough out in the case. In my dads 300 win mag I have to stuff the big bullets deep to fit mag length. I wish I had a longer magazine to seat them farther out so I could take advantage of more case capacity.

I am becoming a believer in Seekins rings too.
-and shorten the jump to the lands of the rifling-
 

budlight

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 30, 2004
Messages
880
Location
Nevada
In these days of Ultra Mags. I believe that there are some advantages to case capacity over what a 300 WM has. I like AI's. I have some throated guns that kinda turned into single shots because to the max COL to fit in the magazine. but my Dad, maybe not the real smart safari hunter and not ever a professional guide used a 300 WM exclusively on everything thing including cape buffalo probably as many as a dozen over the years.

Personally I wouldn't stop at 26 inches. 27 or 28 and a shorter style brake
 

el Pollero

Well-Known Member
LRH Team Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2017
Messages
48
Location
Middle Tennessee
Just curious, have you totaled up what a build like this will cost minus the scope.
This would be my dream rifle if I was to build one.
 

Hoss50

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 7, 2019
Messages
117
Location
Arizona
Have you consider swapping bottom metal and going to an aics 300WM 3.715 mag? Some people hate mags but it is a nice option if you wish to increase length.
It is a savage 110 with blind magazine. It would require a stock change and bottom metal. Pops isn't ready to throw down that money, and I have a project ahead of that I need to allocate money to.

The savage 300 mag will consistently shoot .75 MOA or better so even with the jump it isn't the end of the world.
 

BrentM

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2013
Messages
2,112
Location
Meridian, Idaho
It is a savage 110 with blind magazine. It would require a stock change and bottom metal. Pops isn't ready to throw down that money, and I have a project ahead of that I need to allocate money to.

The savage 300 mag will consistently shoot .75 MOA or better so even with the jump it isn't the end of the world.
The blind mag will prolly require a little milling too. I’ve done several. I’ve changed to accustocks with dbm and or pillar bed with dbm pretty cheap but had to mill the actions. Same when going to a chassis. Just something to think about if go that route.
 

soundwaves

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 19, 2009
Messages
493
Location
TURKEY
View attachment 171259
Unfortunately no pictures at this time.


300 Win Mag. (Designed for future elk hunt, maybe the occasional whitetail in Virginia.)
Stock - McMillan Game Hunter LA
Action - Deviant Hunter
Barrel - Proof Carbon Sendero 26” 1:10 twist
Trigger - Jewel set around 2lbs
Bottom Metal - Bdl OEM
Scope - Leupold Vx-6 3-18x50
Scope mounts - leupold Mark 4 aluminum rings
l would go with a custom crafted very high grade wallnut stock. classic stock , or a more tactical oriantaded stock but made from first class wallnut.but thats just me. l dont like plastic.
20200123_222927.jpg

1.jpg
 

Slick8

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2012
Messages
414
Location
The Republic of Texas
I like it.

I was going to build a 300wm but was having a hard time finding a budget friendly custom action. I found a good deal on a tenacity but in ultra-mag configuration. I snapped it up and built a 30 nosler.

I just finished a ladder on the 230 begers which showed great promise and running right up to the max of QL with H1k gave 2850 fps and no pressure signs.
 

memtb

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2013
Messages
1,044
Location
Winchester, Wy.
Congrats, Andrew..... Very nice look’n rifle. And in a good practical, “all around” cartridge.....until you get very specialized! I may have missed it, but, what is the total weight “all dressed up” ( scoped, fully loaded, slung) and ready to party? memtb
 

One Hole

Well-Known Member
LRH Team Member
Joined
Jun 19, 2015
Messages
171
Location
North Idaho
Add up the costs, pros and cons then checkout on Guns for Sale:

Full Custom Borden Alpine Mag 300WSM with Swaro Z6 3-18x50 (under 8lbs) with Extras
 

Latest Classifieds

Nightforce has great tracking capabilities, they are rugged, a bunch of elevation, holds zero forever, and reticles are designed for long range shooting. So if you are looking to shoot long distances constantly, then you need a scope that can take the abuse. -- gilmillan1


Culture Of Excellence At Nightforce Optics
By Len Backus

A high level of quality both in production and in service. Read More


Nightforce is such a solid combo of reticle, available elevation, glass that is good enough to shoot at the longest range you can dial. Nightforce has bullet proof construction that can handle the incidental horse rolling or some other rodeo action. -- bigngreen


Nightforce ATACR Scope Review
By Jeff Brozovich

The new NightForce ATACR is for sure a top choice for any long range shooter. Read More


The total package. Nightforce is the best I have used as far as turret feel and solid detents. I have never had one that didn't track right on and always return to zero. Nightforce NXS is the best value for everything I need. -- Broz


Nightforce Velocity 1000 Reticle Review
By Scott Shreve

I think Nightforce knocked it outta the park with this reticle! Read More

NightForce


Top