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#6948184 - 11/06/17 10:08 AM 7mm08 lightweight hunter rifle project is done!
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I posted the other day about some accuracy issues on a new 7mm08 project gun I put together..

I was testing to see if I could get away with not bedding the action into the McMillan Game Scout stock (LOVE)... once bedded, stacking them tight.

The gun on the right is my 3 year old's 6.8



https://texasoutdoorsnetwork.com/7mm08-lightweight-hunter-project-rifle/


Edited by ccoker (11/06/17 10:09 AM)
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#6948246 - 11/06/17 10:30 AM Re: 7mm08 lightweight hunter rifle project is done! [Re: ccoker]
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So bedding got you there up

Something tells me some deer and hogs will be slain with that handy rifle.
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#6948257 - 11/06/17 10:34 AM Re: 7mm08 lightweight hunter rifle project is done! [Re: ccoker]
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yes sir!

Testing different factory loads, allowing time for the barrel to cool down really shows it is worth spending some time on testing different loads.
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#6948315 - 11/06/17 11:09 AM Re: 7mm08 lightweight hunter rifle project is done! [Re: ccoker]
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What did ya get the weight down too...with suppressor and without?

Good looking rifle, congrats.
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#6948328 - 11/06/17 11:16 AM Re: 7mm08 lightweight hunter rifle project is done! [Re: ccoker]
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haven't weighed it. I will
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#6948333 - 11/06/17 11:18 AM Re: 7mm08 lightweight hunter rifle project is done! [Re: ccoker]
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Nice. I love the camo pattern on that stock.

I bet your 3 year old has a hell of a time dragging that 6.8 through the woods. grin

Got a link to what you did to bed the rifle?

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#6948337 - 11/06/17 11:21 AM Re: 7mm08 lightweight hunter rifle project is done! [Re: ccoker]
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ha!
13..
David is an awesome hunting partner..
Since he was like 4, he never has once complained about getting up early, staying out all day, being hungry, tired or bored. [b][/b]
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#6948611 - 11/06/17 02:24 PM Re: 7mm08 lightweight hunter rifle project is done! [Re: ccoker]
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Originally Posted By: ccoker
ha!
13..
David is an awesome hunting partner..
Since he was like 4, he never has once complained about getting up early, staying out all day, being hungry, tired or bored. [b][/b]
I was about to say I need to step my game up my 5 yr old has shot my 6.8 SBR though.
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#6948830 - 11/06/17 05:19 PM Re: 7mm08 lightweight hunter rifle project is done! [Re: ccoker]
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Bedding?
No, I don't have an article on it.
My dad taught me a long time ago.
It's not hard and I just can't pay someone over a $100 to do a job I can do for 10 bucks and 20 minutes of work.
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#6948843 - 11/06/17 05:31 PM Re: 7mm08 lightweight hunter rifle project is done! [Re: ccoker]
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Come on ccoker...it's more than 20 minutes worth of work to pillar & bed a rifle if done properly. I've got 20 minutes just in cleaning up marine tex and clear shoe polish grin Seems to me it's a couple hours on both sides of the job for me...but I disassemble everything and tape stuff off...it really is a pain and worth what I pay my smith. Plus, his looks professional and not like a 6 year old with play dough (which is how mine normally look) rofl

On the weight...I was just curious, it looks light!
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#6948872 - 11/06/17 05:50 PM Re: 7mm08 lightweight hunter rifle project is done! [Re: ccoker]
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well, yeah, OK, it's more than 20 minutes..
the stock was already had pillars bedded though
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#6948905 - 11/06/17 06:10 PM Re: 7mm08 lightweight hunter rifle project is done! [Re: ccoker]
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What are the specs

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#6948915 - 11/06/17 06:17 PM Re: 7mm08 lightweight hunter rifle project is done! [Re: Brother in-law]
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specs are in link
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#6949674 - 11/07/17 08:24 AM Re: 7mm08 lightweight hunter rifle project is done! [Re: ccoker]
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Ccoker, I really like the looks of that rig. Good color choices and I lm also a fan of the Bushnell LRHS.

Are you sure thatís not an A3 sporter stock rather than a gamescout?

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#6949806 - 11/07/17 09:33 AM Re: 7mm08 lightweight hunter rifle project is done! [Re: ccoker]
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So you wrote an article about a lightweight hunting build and you haven't weighed the finished product? laugh

Very good article and the rig looks amazing.
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