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#6820341 - 07/12/17 08:30 AM Tell me about your new builds and toys this summer
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Registered: 06/29/11
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
Well, the downside of retiring is the piles (small piles) of cash I had when I was working are now saved for surviving. I'm wanting to build a super light .6.5 so bad but just cant justify $5,000 for another custom.

SO, besides Big Fitz hot azz new build and WarEagle's new Horizon.....What's everyone else up to? New builds? New rifles, optics, toys?????

Yes, this is another one of my boring posts but I need to live vicariously through you guys now...
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#6820347 - 07/12/17 08:37 AM Re: Tell me about your new builds and toys this summer [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 08/24/09
Posts: 611
Loc: San Angelo
Just waiting on my action but doing a lightweight 6.5 myself


6.5 Gap 4s
Borden Alpine Ti
Bartlein 2b
Manners eh3
Bix n Andy Tacsport trigger
Leopold Mark 6
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#6820364 - 07/12/17 08:53 AM Re: Tell me about your new builds and toys this summer [Re: bphillips]
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 9371
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Originally Posted By: bphillips
Just waiting on my action but doing a lightweight 6.5 myself


6.5 Gap 4s
Borden Alpine Ti
Bartlein 2b
Manners eh3
Bix n Andy Tacsport trigger
Leopold Mark 6



exactly what I would build except in Creedmoor . whos doing it for you. how long did it take to gather all the FIRST CLASS components???
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#6820367 - 07/12/17 08:56 AM Re: Tell me about your new builds and toys this summer [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 08/24/09
Posts: 611
Loc: San Angelo
Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
Originally Posted By: bphillips
Just waiting on my action but doing a lightweight 6.5 myself


6.5 Gap 4s
Borden Alpine Ti
Bartlein 2b
Manners eh3
Bix n Andy Tacsport trigger
Leopold Mark 6



exactly what I would build except in Creedmoor . whos doing it for you. how long did it take to gather all the FIRST CLASS components???

West Texas Ordnance will be doing the build. I had it all within a couple months but the action has been on order since Dec. Will be the first full run of titanium other than actions for testing
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#6820370 - 07/12/17 08:57 AM Re: Tell me about your new builds and toys this summer [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 7663
Loc: Lubbock, TX
I can't find my NF 20MOA base to finish my .308. I have no idea where I put it. I may have to use the 0 MOA EGW base. cry
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#6820374 - 07/12/17 09:00 AM Re: Tell me about your new builds and toys this summer [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 09/23/08
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Buzz, go get yourself a Ruger American Compact in 7mm-08 (web doesn't show the Creedmoor), 6 lbs, and throw a scope on it. It even comes in Muddy Girl Camo!

P_102
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#6820383 - 07/12/17 09:05 AM Re: Tell me about your new builds and toys this summer [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 06/13/15
Posts: 593
Loc: West Texas
My new build involves two new knees. Had one done April 21st, next one scheduled July 19th.

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#6820418 - 07/12/17 09:36 AM Re: Tell me about your new builds and toys this summer [Re: P_102]
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Originally Posted By: P_102
Buzz, go get yourself a Ruger American Compact in 7mm-08 (web doesn't show the Creedmoor), 6 lbs, and throw a scope on it. It even comes in Muddy Girl Camo!

P_102


think I'll pass
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#6820419 - 07/12/17 09:37 AM Re: Tell me about your new builds and toys this summer [Re: Jgraider]
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
Originally Posted By: Jgraider
My new build involves two new knees. Had one done April 21st, next one scheduled July 19th.


My buddy has the same plan for August, did you think about doing them both at the same time?
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#6820443 - 07/12/17 09:57 AM Re: Tell me about your new builds and toys this summer [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 01/28/08
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Loc: southern OK
Save some money by using a Tikka action. grin
I'm not retired but my wife is and she calls it living on a limited income.
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#6820448 - 07/12/17 10:04 AM Re: Tell me about your new builds and toys this summer [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 08/04/12
Posts: 1674
Loc: Greenville, TX
My Creedmoor



And 3 ARs.
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#6820471 - 07/12/17 10:19 AM Re: Tell me about your new builds and toys this summer [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 11277
Loc: Sachse, TX
I kinda got dumb this year. I just recently finished a Panda Fclass RB/LP with no ejector in an older Kelbly Fclass stock with a Bix benchrest trigger. It's got a Brux 8.5 twist, Harrells radial brake finished at 30" in a 284 Winchester throated for 180 hybrids with a 317 neck. I've got about 200 rounds through her and she appears she is going to be a hammer, I'm impressed with it thus far. I got tired of getting best by the big guns when the wind got up...so I joined them.

The second one is still in flight. It's a Borden BR RB/LP/BE...always wanted a bottom eject and so I had to try this one. It has a Rock Creek .224 7.2 twist barrel for a 22 dasher throated for 90's. It's got a Bix under it too, but I ordered the new McMillan Kestros to sit in all in. I'm really looking forward to seeing if the 90's perform the way I expect them too. This has the opportunity to be a failed venture but if so I'll just put a 6mm barrel on it.

Then last week I found another Panda Fclass action at a decent price so it's in route...not sure what I'm going to do with it.
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#6820480 - 07/12/17 10:24 AM Re: Tell me about your new builds and toys this summer [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 11010
Loc: Lewisville, TX
http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/6804863/New_"PBR"-_P#Post6804863

I put together a new Remington 700 build from various parts I had laying around. A good buddy of mine had his take off 308 Win, Bartlein match barrel from his competition rifle with about 500 rounds down it. He wanted to sell it and he made me a super deal I couldn't pass up ($100). It came already chambered in 308 Win, with Tubb brake installed, and ready to screw onto a Rem 700. So, I needed a Rem 700 action. I bought a cheap Rem 700 ADL (see pics below) for $360. I had my gunsmith take off the factory barrel on the new Rem 700 ADL, screw this 308 Win match barrel on it (confirm head space) and tune the trigger up. He also threaded the bolt and installed a larger bolt knob, from the many bolt knobs we pick up on the prize tables at shooting matches. I had my old Manners T4 stock from my Surgeon rifle with Badger bottom metal laying in the garage. The new Rem 700 action fit almost perfect in the bedded Manners. I have my Nightforce shop scope I use for customer rifles for load work up to put on it. I bought a Seekins 20 moa rail and installed the scope.

I took it out to the range on Friday shooting my standard 308 load, match ammo I loaded with some 168 BTHP Hornady bullets. After sighting in and walking it out to 800, I started shooting some smaller steel plates. I tagged the 1 moa plate at 600 yards (6" plate) 5 times in a row with it. If you don't count the cost of the parts I had laying around, this was the CHEAPEST rifle I have ever built. This will be my go-to 308 now. I'll call it the "PBR" for "parts build rifle", and with a hint of a beer innuendo!
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#6820501 - 07/12/17 10:42 AM Re: Tell me about your new builds and toys this summer [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 9785
Loc: Chambers County
I'll be working on getting my 11.3" Wilson 6.8 tuned up for deer season. Also have a 10.5" 7mm08 AR I need to get finished. And then there's the 16" 308 Rem 700 that needs an optic. Also thinking about restocking my creedmoor. hammer

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#6820506 - 07/12/17 10:44 AM Re: Tell me about your new builds and toys this summer [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 890
Loc: Galveston Bay
Well it technically isnt a summer build because I finished it in late April.

Started out with a Blackstone Arms 6.8 upper (ARP everything) and then put together a lower that fits my needs.


A modern sporting rifle for Texas game!


Edited by Bigfoot (07/12/17 10:46 AM)
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