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MtnCreek
March 14, 2013, 01:33 PM
Anytime Taliv starts a thread, I suggest not opening it… I was 100% happy with my off the shelf rifle till I started looking at / reading about his cool toys… (Just Kidding...Kinda... :) ) Now all I got to do is figure out how to shoot worth a darn... :)

Rem Short Action
XLR Chassis
6.5 Creedmoor

The glass and bi-pod is not mine, but I may have to work something out on that.

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jerkface11
March 14, 2013, 01:36 PM
I have that exact stock. Though mine is clear anodized. You'll love it.

taliv
March 14, 2013, 01:41 PM
:evil:

oh man, that looks evil! i like it!

good call on accurate ordinance too.



west GA isn't far away, you should come up and shoot sometime!

nice photography too... is that an ATACS background?

MtnCreek
March 14, 2013, 01:53 PM
That would be great. I have family in Bristol, good enough excuse...
You’d have to ask Mark at Accurate Ordnance about the background. He took the pictures and sent them too me as a teaser. They’re going to take it out and put some ammo through it before I pick it up. Really looking forward to shooting it.

I’ve never shot this or any rifle by Accurate Ordnance, but I will say they have been the Absolute Best Folks to deal with so far. They have rifles in their shop going out to folks all over, so if someone’s looking for a rifle, no matter where you are, they’re worth talking to. I can vouch for their great customer service.

JShirley
March 14, 2013, 08:07 PM
Background looks like faded Multicam/OCP.

MtnCreek
March 18, 2013, 04:25 PM
Looks like it's going to shoot. :)

http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z441/MtnCreek/jGo_07_caLarge_zps317c6ae8.jpg

taliv
March 18, 2013, 04:54 PM
man, that's nice for factory ammo!

esheato
March 19, 2013, 03:54 AM
Beautiful....and a shooter to boot! Congrats!

ironworkerwill
March 19, 2013, 09:38 AM
NICE! I love that stock.

mookiie
March 19, 2013, 09:42 AM
How much did it cost to put that beauty together? I am jealous :p

MtnCreek
March 19, 2013, 10:16 AM
Pricing was competitive and turn around was super-fast. I handed Accurate Ordnance a 700 .243 Youth that I picked up new and the chassis. A week later, the suppressor cleared and shipped to AO. Another month and the rifleís ready to be picked up. :)

When I talked to them about the rifle build, they sent a quote within an hour of our phone conversation. Another phone call and we had marked it up with some changes and agreed to the deal. As soon as we had a deal, they pulled the parts needed from their inventory (yep, a builder that keeps a good inventory of barrels, lugs, rails, Ö). Iíve had rifles re-barreled before and the first 6 months was spent waiting on the parts to come inÖ Totally different experience with these guys. They beat their time estimate and when little issues came up, they kept me informed and didnít even charge me for additional work that was needed to make it right (this was on a part I supplied). I canít say enough good things about the friendly service from Accurate Ordnance.

Charger442
March 19, 2013, 12:51 PM
Two Questions:

Is that a Badger Bolt knob?

How do you like the NF? Im so close to dropping the coin on one, been wanting one so bad for a long time.


Im jealous of the TTF can, my Ark30 is still in Form 4 purgatory.

MtnCreek
March 19, 2013, 01:14 PM
Badger Bolt Knob.

I like NF scopes. The one pictured is not mine, the builder mounted it for testing the rifle.

I'm probably going to move some scopes around and mount a Viper PST on this rifle untill my wallet recovers... This has been a cash deal...no reason to leave a paper trail now... :)

jerkface11
March 19, 2013, 01:16 PM
Why did you go with 6.5 creedmore ?

MtnCreek
March 19, 2013, 01:50 PM
I'd been shooting .223, .308 and .300wm. The first two get a little crazy at distance and the latter is a brut (208amax @ near 2900 fps). I originally contacted AO about turning the WM into a 7mm RM, but decided I wanted something with less recoil. After reading a lot and some advice from Taliv in one of his threads, 6.5 Creedmoor seemed right. The creedmoor will run with the WM/208amax at any range Iíll be shooting and do it with less recoil, powder and barrel wear. Brass is pretty common and cheap, compared to 6.5x47L (another contender). Ballistics w/ 140gr bullet is comparable to .260 and better than 6.5x47L and the shorter case length of the creedmoor vs 260 means Iíll have flexibility in COL and still fit the mag. It looks like Taliv and folks at his level are shooting fast 6mm bullets, but at the cost of expensive brass (or forming) and more throat erosion (assumed). Figured I didnít need a Ferrari when a Corvette would get me around just fine. :) Also, the builder is doing a lot of 6.5 CMís right now and Iím a firm believer that ordering the ĎHouse Specialí is typically a safe bet.

jerkface11
March 19, 2013, 01:53 PM
I went with a .260 but mine is a single shot so I don't have to worry about fitting into a magazine.

Skylerbone
March 19, 2013, 02:05 PM
Beautiful rifle MC. Any figures on weight with glass and suppressor installed?

jerkface11
March 19, 2013, 02:14 PM
If it comes in under 12 pounds I'll be surprised.

taliv
March 19, 2013, 02:29 PM
that is a great build. i hope the wait for the suppressor to clear to you isn't too painful.

i took my XLR chassis off and started a new build with it. lefty 300blk with an integrally suppressed AI covert barrel. the suppressor will just fit inside the XLR tube, so it should look as good as it shoots. i won 1000 berger bullets of my choice at a match last year so i selected their 30cal 230g Match Hybrid Tactical bullets. They arrived last week. I think it's going to be awesome...... but..... it will probably be september before i see the paperwork, which is going to kill me.

6.5 cm is a good choice. as you can see, hornady factory ammo shoots pretty dang well. as much as i like 260rem, I haven't seen any factory 260 ammo that shoots like that.

is XLR's folder hardware out yet? they sent me some ACE folder hardware and it works ok, but is kinda kludgy and wobbly. they said last year they were going to make their own folder hardware soon. i haven't seen it yet though.

did you get a bolt stop on the side?

MtnCreek
March 19, 2013, 02:31 PM
I think it's going to be closer to 16#, scoped/suppressed. The stock is over a # lighter than an AICS 1.5, but the suppressor will add nearly a #. Barrel is Sendero at ~25".
I want to add the folder to the chassis assuming it still adjusts enough to fit my 7yo and that'll add a little weight too.

rikman
March 19, 2013, 02:37 PM
Wow! What a beauty & shooter! Congrats!

MtnCreek
March 19, 2013, 02:41 PM
That sounds like a cool build! I bet it'll be the only one like it at the range.

ACE is what I've seen on their sight. Red Hawk Rifles (in same town as XLR) had my chassis on hand ready to ship, so I dealt with them,.

I'm using remington style bolt stop. May be something I should have asked questions about. What's the benefit?

Thanks!

taliv
March 19, 2013, 03:01 PM
my 29" long, suppressed bighorn in macm A5 with S&B 5-25x was 17 lbs. hard to say but i'll bet yours is a good bit lighter without the suppressor. if that's a heavy steel can though, maybe it's close to the same.

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