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#6381905 - 07/25/16 11:15 AM 'trans-gendered' my rifle
Bbear Offline

Registered: 11/24/13
Posts: 843
Loc: West Texas
I started with this:

Found it in a local shop for under $350 without scope. 30-06.
Since I had one, I sent it off to Pac-nor the first of June, and had them re-barrel it to a 6.5 Swede 1-8"twist 24" barrel.
While waiting, I found a Win. LA Super Grade stock with decent wood and bought it.

Barrel and action got here Friday and put it and the stock together on Sat. It looks like this:

Pac-nor Cerekoted the barrel in 'Midnight Blue'

Took it out to do break-in on the barrel. It was only 105 outside yesterday. Last 5 rounds looked like this:

The one at 9 o'clock I pulled. This at 100 yards. The 4 at 12 measured .471 center to center. This with Lapua 123 Scenar factory loads.
I still have some more break-in to do, mainly just shooting it and cleaning for another few 5-round groups but, I think this should work well.

Next will come working up some loads. Anyone have any favorites for 140 gr BT's and IMR 4350? wink

Pay it forward - Kids are the future.

Rifles are similar to boats and young women...there's no end to how much money you can pour into them without making them any more useful.

#6382146 - 07/25/16 02:41 PM Re: 'trans-gendered' my rifle [Re: Bbear]
Tactical Cowboy Offline
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Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 3438
Loc: Snyder
The secret to a long life is to try not to shorten it

Powder coated cast bullets available.

#6382320 - 07/25/16 04:49 PM Re: 'trans-gendered' my rifle [Re: Bbear]
dee Online   content
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Registered: 04/10/10
Posts: 5228
Loc: Red River way
Looks much better.
"A vote is like a rifle; it's usefulness depends on the character of the user" Theodore Roosevelt

#6382350 - 07/25/16 05:09 PM Re: 'trans-gendered' my rifle [Re: Bbear]
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Registered: 04/05/10
Posts: 14050
Loc: North Texas.
I like it.
Originally Posted By: theserxtremedays
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers

#6382388 - 07/25/16 05:35 PM Re: 'trans-gendered' my rifle [Re: Bbear]
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Registered: 08/04/12
Posts: 1834
Loc: Greenville, TX
The bolt and cheek rollover are on the wrong side. Other than that, it's a beaut grin
Originally Posted By: Busheler
Nothing wears out a scope,like looking through one!..................


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