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Another Build Done...
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 7:25 pm    Post subject: Another Build Done... Reply with quote

my Everything Bigger Than A Deer Rifle.

1:10 22" Douglas, Rem 700, Cerekoted with Sniper Gray and treated with Ultra Bore Coat on all the internals....

Leupold 3X9 VX1 with elevation turret, BC caps, mounted in Talley Lite Weight's...

Kevlar Mountain, routed out for BDL configuration, bedded, floated, and gray tinted Marine Tex "sponge" texture plus double clear coat.

Load is a 168 TSX over RL19 in Lapua hulls...2995 fps.

Shoots to 1/2 MOA out to 500 yards confirmed, and not from a bench neither.

All up it weighs "light".

It ain't your Average Savage, or A-Bolt.....

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 7:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Another Build Done... Reply with quote

Crap, wrong forum page.....sorry, ain't often I miss an easy shot like that.
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 7:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Another Build Done... Reply with quote

Sweet lookin' rifle Hammer.

But, Hells Bells (I can hear 'em chimin' now) the ground looks a little moist mate.

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 9:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Another Build Done... Reply with quote

Nice rifle, great pic! Did I miss something? What caliber?

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 11:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Another Build Done... Reply with quote

Wooo Hoooo !!!


Nice Gun!!

CERAKOTE!!! that there gun is photographed WET!!!

Thats why I want mine cerakoted but the problem is there is NO ONE doing it right here in the Land of Oz.

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 1:13 am    Post subject: Re: Another Build Done... Reply with quote

Caption should read something like "look what I panned on the weekend"
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 2:14 am    Post subject: Re: Another Build Done... Reply with quote

Nice . I With you could use one of those Mass. deer season

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 3:35 am    Post subject: Re: Another Build Done... Reply with quote

Vince,

Been rainin' here for days, and was only 40* on the way down into work this morning.

So yeah, it's wet, and chilly...
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 3:36 am    Post subject: Re: Another Build Done... Reply with quote

Mike,

30-06
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 3:39 am    Post subject: Re: Another Build Done... Reply with quote

gelandangan wrote:

CERAKOTE!!! that there gun is photographed WET!!!

Thats why I want mine cerakoted but the problem is there is NO ONE doing it right here in the Land of Oz.

Thanks...

Sounds like a perfect opportunity to start a business Down Under.

Market + No Competition = Fat City
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 6:47 am    Post subject: Re: Another Build Done... Reply with quote

Welcome to the site Hammer !!!

Nice pic ya took !!

2.5 @ 500 Not bad at all, had to put a few downrange getting that dialed in !!!

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 3:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Another Build Done... Reply with quote

That picture is backwards! the bolt handle is on the wrong side......
Looks like the rifle I bought for my daughter - she is left eyed but right handed - except shooting a rifle - then she's a lefty too.

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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 4:03 am    Post subject: Re: Another Build Done... Reply with quote

Been asked for a closeup of the finish, and method/material used on the 30-06......

Stock was sanded down which removed the paint and texture that it came to me with. This stock had been ridden pretty hard and had a few gouges and scratches to be fixed. The original plan was to just paint it but after doing the routing work for the bottom metal, ADL to BDL, it was apparent that some depth was needed for the height of the mag box to work properly without binding the action, so I built up the area with Marine Tex. That left me no choice but to redo a texture on it. After "bedding" in the bottom metal, which was after bedding the action and floating the barrel, I washed the stock down with rubbing alcohol, and applied a thin coat of Marine Tex using a notched trowel. The Marine Tex used was the gray version, which is almost black right out of the can. Being too dark for my liking, I tinted it down to the gray color it is now with white 2 part epoxy.

After troweling it on I used the sponge out of a TSX box to "dab and pull" the entire wet stock. On the first go round, the Marine Tex started to cure and from butt to forend didn't match in texture. So after it cured completely, I resanded it a bit and devised a plan to get it all done a little quicker. After mixing enough tinted Marine Tex the second time, I put it in the freezer for a few minutes to get it cold and slow down it's cure rate. This allowed me to get it all on evenly, or at least to my satisfaction, and sponge it out with all the same texture.

After it cured out the second time, I took some 000 steel wool and a piece of brillo pad and knocked down the sharp points to give it the smooth bumpy feel it now has. Then, after a good washing with rubbing alcohol, I sprayed two coats of Matte Clear Coat by Rustoleum. The whole thing is a very tough finish that should last for a long time.

It took about one beer or so to coat it and texture it the second time. The second coat of Matte Clear was sprayed on while the first coat was still a little tacky. The Marine Tex will be my choice again for bedding and texturing. It looks a little glossy in the pic because the strong light in my reloading room is shining directly on it for a good picture. In natural light it's quite non glossy.


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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 10:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Another Build Done... Reply with quote

Very nice Hammer....very nice indeed.

Hey Gelan...you're a businessman, thats a good suggestion of Hammer's mate.

Cheers, Vince

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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 11:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Another Build Done... Reply with quote

Yeah Vince,
I been thinking about it too, but I think better not..
My engineering work pays well and I do not have to worry about getting paint on my fingernails Very Happy
If you are going to setup for it, you got your first customer mate!

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