Starting new project/build

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Starting new project/build

Post by 07Kingpin » Thu Feb 03, 2022 11:19 pm

Been gathering parts and it's finally starting to come together!

Plan is for a light, compact walking rifle. sporter stock, 18" threaded barrel.

Want to be able to take deer at reasonable distances, varmint control (suppressed subs) and possibly some local offhand shoots.

Just go the action back from a T&T and couldn't be happier with it- very smooth and trigger is absolutely amazing- Fred at SSS does great work.

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More pics and updates to come!

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Re: Starting new project/build

Post by dellet » Fri Feb 04, 2022 10:20 am

Look forward to seeing a nice bolt rifle. Not enough people take the time and effort and they really do shoot nice.
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Re: Starting new project/build

Post by AlinMi » Fri Feb 04, 2022 2:40 pm

What barrel you using?

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Re: Starting new project/build

Post by TRshootem » Fri Feb 04, 2022 4:05 pm

Sounds like a nice build, you will like the bolt action versatility for supers or subs. I had a hard core 7.62x39 guy stomp pretty hard on my mention of 300 BLK. Once he was informed about shooting bullets from 90 -245 gr at whatever velocity I wanted, he backed up a bit in attitude. I explained I could do it all in my RARR and in any order. I have no ill feelings about his choice in platform, mine however seems seems a better fit for me and the grand kids 8)

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Re: Starting new project/build

Post by 07Kingpin » Fri Feb 04, 2022 11:57 pm

Thanks for the replies!

Barrel is a Shilen Select Match 1:7.

With this project I thought long and hard about which chambering to go with, the 7.62x39 was definitely a contender, as were 6x45, 6.5 Grendel, 338 Whisper and a few others. As always it came down to form following function. Proper bullet selection and super loads should support hunting medium game out to reasonable ranges, varmint work and target shooting. I also wanted the ability to run subs accurately and hopefully this barrel allows that.

For optics I went with a Vortex PST 2.5-10 with their EBR-1 mil/mil reticle. 10x will be more than enough for my ranges, I like the graduated reticle for ranging and use with different loads and it is illuminated which with the lower powers can be handy dispatching pests.

The stock was a tough choice. I've used Manners, B&C, Stockade and a few others, even went with a chassis system on 308 for a while. The big difference with this rifle is that it is intended to be used 99% offhand or with an improvised rest at best. That being the case the factory stock kind of fits as a light, quick handling option. I'll at least give it a whirl, with some pillar bedding and maybe a little stiffening up we'll see. I also have used Hogue's overmolded with the full al frame and it may be an option- open to suggestions.

At this point have everything but the barrel, which *should* arrive any day.

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Re: Starting new project/build

Post by 07Kingpin » Mon Feb 07, 2022 9:27 pm

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Just waiting on a barrel...

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Re: Starting new project/build

Post by Smitters1775 » Sat Feb 19, 2022 9:52 am

I’m following this for build, it’s almost exactly what I’m trying to do!

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Re: Starting new project/build

Post by 07Kingpin » Wed Feb 23, 2022 7:27 pm

Thanks! Barrel is past due- just hanging out at this point.

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Re: Starting new project/build

Post by 07Kingpin » Mon Apr 04, 2022 7:00 pm

Still no barrel..

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Re: Starting new project/build

Post by 07Kingpin » Thu Apr 07, 2022 7:23 pm

Got confirmation today of what I'd been suspecting- barrel never got made.

Apparently a "computer glitch" the PO dropped but wasn't received by Shilen.

Not the end of the world, accidents happen and hopefully now we are back on track.

Will update.

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