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    Posted: 06 May 2017 at 18:14
After a whole bunch of cussin' and disscussin' and
beating myself up over what caliber, I finally dropped
off my rifle at the gunsmith.

My original plan was to start off with a Winchester
Featherweight and rebarrel it with a sporter weight
barrel. The gunsmith pointed out that the forend didn't
have enough wood to widen out the barrel channel for a
heavier barrel. I was more than a little dissapointed
because I really like Winchester Featherweight stocks.

So a quick look at Stocky's Stocks we agreed that a Bell
and Carlson Medalist Ultra-lite would suit my needs
about right. It's going to be an all around hunting
rifle.

He's going to true the action, witch I think is a fancy
name for lapping the locking lugs. then install the
barrel then bed the action into the stock. He guarantees
half inch groups at 100 yards.

He wouldn't commit to a finish date, but said it would
be done in plenty of time to work up a load and shoot it
some before next hunting season.

I'll post pictures as soon as I get it back.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Irish Bird Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2017 at 18:48
Good start wing...I'm running a bit beind on this
project tho...what caliber did you finally seattle on
for this?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BEAR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2017 at 23:36
I think he will square up the bolt also when he does the
lugs.

Like IBD don't get us hanging over the clif .... what
caliber did you pick.   Got to be a 6.5 something or
other?????????
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10.4x38R, aka 41 Swiss?



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Sure a Model 70 rimfire.
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Doint tell them. It make there head hurt. He He
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wing master Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2017 at 15:57
I decided on a 6.5x55 Swede.

I ordered a Timney Trigger last night. It should be here
way before I get the gun back.

I'm pretty sure it will be wearing a Leupold VX-2 that I
have allready. Maybe some day if it shoots as good as I
hope it does I will get better glass but for now that
will be good.

One other thing, He's going to cerecote the barreled
action when he gets it all put together.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wing master Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2017 at 16:01
Originally posted by BEAR BEAR wrote:

I think he will square up the bolt also when
he does the
lugs.


I bet you're right Bear. I will ask him what all he does
but I am sure squaring up the bolt has to be part of it.

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Explains truing fairly well.
http://rifleshooter.com/2014/12/blueprinting-truing-a-reming ton-700-action/
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Originally posted by RobertMT RobertMT wrote:

Explains truing fairly well.
http://rifleshooter.com/2014/12/blueprinting-truing-a-reming ton-700-action/

First thing on that should be replacing the safety though.

Surprised you opted for the swede. I was pulling for you to make a Nosler in either the 26 or 28.

Keep us abreast of the progress.
...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!
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6.5 Swed...that will make CB happy.
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Thanks Robert. That was a very informative article.

JSG, My goal is to end up with a good all around hunting
rifle. Kinda my go to rifle. I also want to be able to
go to the range and shoot 20 to 40 rounds without
causing a flinch that I have to deal with later. I am
not a long range hunter. The Swede will be plenty fast
for anything up to Elk at the distances I will be
hunting. As of now, my maximum range is 400 yards.

Bear, I have been beating myself up over the caliber off
and on for over a year. I hope it makes me happy too.

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Also, I called my gunsmith this morning and added
threading the barrel for a supressor to the work order.
Just in case the hearing protection act passes.

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You'll love the swed. same as my 260 rem with more body
taper. works on deer, bear, and 'lope.

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My Swede's on the back burner for awhile....too much else of importance at the moment. Good call on the cerekote. Given any thought on nickle-boron coating the bolt lugs and guides? Like silk dipped in butter!

Wing?......I seem to remember at some point you were eyeballing the 700HE. Whatever became of that? Got that chambered in a Howdah? 
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Bear, I am hoping to have it ready for 'lope this year.

700HE? That sounds like something Hubbel 458 would build.

I'll stick with the lighter recoiling rifles.

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Good luck with your rifle Wing, I look forward to seeing pics of it and hearing your range reports. I too am waiting for a rifle build to complete. Have waited 20 years for this rifle, and finally committed this past winter by sending off my deposit. It will be another .284Win (my favorite), and should weigh in at only 5.25lbs with 22" stainless bbl. Hopefully mine will be done by fall.
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I will definately post pictures.

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Goat, what action is the build on? long action or
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Bear, it will be built on a proprietary short action, similar to a Rem. 700,
and sized for the .284Win. A hair longer than the basic short action,
shorter than the typical medium action.
Weight of rifle without scope is just under 5lbs. If it shoots as these do
historically, it will not be picky about ammo it likes.

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