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#5994488 - 10/25/15 11:06 PM Another Stupid Garage-Built Gun
ImTheReasonDovesMourn Offline
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Registered: 08/04/12
Posts: 975
Loc: Greenville, TX
This gun started out as a factory Remington Model Seven in 7mm08. Plastic stock, pencil barrel and a 3-9 Nikon scope. I shot it a few times and it was a decent shooter but the barrel got hot quick and I couldn't shoot more than 3 or 4 rounds before my groups started to open up. I couldn't deal with that nonsense.

The action and trigger were really nice so I decided to fix 'er up a little....IN A GARAGE!!! YIKES!!!


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#5994494 - 10/25/15 11:12 PM Re: Another Stupid Garage-Built Gun [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
CharlieSierraDelta Offline
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Registered: 10/10/14
Posts: 19
You can't be posting pics without specs.

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#5994501 - 10/25/15 11:21 PM Re: Another Stupid Garage-Built Gun [Re: CharlieSierraDelta]
ImTheReasonDovesMourn Offline
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Registered: 08/04/12
Posts: 975
Loc: Greenville, TX
Originally Posted By: CharlieSierraDelta
You can't be posting pics without specs.


20" 1/10 Criterion varmint contour barrel

HS Precision lightweight varmint stock

Viper PST 4-16x50 FFP

Talley rings

Precision Armament brake

Extra garage sauce
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#5994502 - 10/25/15 11:23 PM Re: Another Stupid Garage-Built Gun [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
ImTheReasonDovesMourn Offline
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Registered: 08/04/12
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Loc: Greenville, TX
I forgot to mention it's a .308 now.
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#5994789 - 10/26/15 09:44 AM Re: Another Stupid Garage-Built Gun [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
nsmike Offline
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Registered: 05/02/12
Posts: 4219
Loc: MN
I'm glad your happy! The only problem I see is expecting a pencil barrel to be anthing other than a pencil barrel. The penalty for choosing a pencil barrel is that they heat up after three shots. On the flip side if your hunting at 8,000 to 9,000 feet every ouce feels like a pound. The person that the original rifle was designed for, would find your rifle as it is now, as big an abomination as you thought the rifle was. Nobody is wrong! it's just a matter of differing needs and expectations.
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#5994797 - 10/26/15 09:53 AM Re: Another Stupid Garage-Built Gun [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
Bullfrog Offline
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Registered: 01/21/11
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Don't look like a pencil barrel to me
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#5994799 - 10/26/15 09:54 AM Re: Another Stupid Garage-Built Gun [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
Navasot Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 25963
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
what part of the original gun is still there other than the action
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#5994812 - 10/26/15 10:01 AM Re: Another Stupid Garage-Built Gun [Re: Bullfrog]
BigPig Offline
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Registered: 08/27/09
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Loc: Forney, Tx
Originally Posted By: Bullfrog
Don't look like a pencil barrel to me


Def not a pencil barrel anymore!
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Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#5995018 - 10/26/15 11:59 AM Re: Another Stupid Garage-Built Gun [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Loc: Texas
Did you turn it into a Remage? or whatever they call a Remington converted to have a barrel nut like a savage?
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#5995030 - 10/26/15 12:11 PM Re: Another Stupid Garage-Built Gun [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Registered: 07/05/13
Posts: 2362
Loc: Hurst
Dang, great work!
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#5995624 - 10/26/15 06:59 PM Re: Another Stupid Garage-Built Gun [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
CharlieSierraDelta Offline
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Registered: 10/10/14
Posts: 19
I believe the only thing we used that was original was the action and trigger.

In my opinion, the rifle, before we rebuilt it was somewhat of a "custom" rifle. The 22" 7mm-08 bbl was not factory, but the origin is unknown. There is only the 7mm-08 stamp just forward of the receiver.

I also believe there was some action work previously performed, as well as trigger work. On my trigger scale this trigger breaks at exactly 2lbs, everytime.

The above poster is correct in his assumption of having a "remage" bbl now. I built a 7mm mag Rem 700 using a Criterion remage bbl a few months back, and it seemed to impress. First 5 rds of factory ammo went 3/4 inch. This was basically a stock Rem700 with just the new bbl. No fancy stock or scope or action work mind you. My first reloads using 168SMKs basically shot the same, and my second load would shoot under half MOA. It was an impressive shooter, but not the kind of recoil that I wanted to deal with for extended shooting sessions, so I sold it a few weeks ago.

I think the OP chose the Criterion is probably because of that rifle. Hes seen my struggles with my McGowan barreled 6.5 creedmoor and erred on the side of safety. Nothing wrong with my McGowan bbl, as I have shot in the .1s and .2s, but it was a real struggle getting there. It seemed that Criterion bbl was a shooter from the get go.

I digress. It was a fun build, and I am sure after hitting the range this week that the OP will be happy.

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