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New/old project and continuation on some others.

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  1. LoonWulf
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    So lets start with the new/old.

    This is the second 6.5 Go Wild my ffl buddy ordered last year or so. His gun, in our attempt to build up two Americans as a joint project.
    This is the one i did for that project, which some of you may remember.
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    This rifle got traded to a friend, who put it back into the go wild stock and gave it to his friends son. Last I heard it took a pair of goats at 690yds with a single shot each.

    I was given the twin to that rifle earlier this week, to cover a handgun I supposedly paid for but cant remember asking him to order, or paying for......Any way I have a new gun, not complaining.
    Since i knew i was getting the rifle, i ordered a boyds provarmint stock in forest camo from r&s precision sports (10/22racerifle.com). I also ordered the boyds aics mag kit at the same time.
    Yesterday I asked my buddy to add a vg6 gamma to his next order. so the brake is going toc change.

    I fitted and bedded the stock last night. I put pillars on this one, but ran out before getting to the .300 i also did last night

    The action on the go wilds are actually extremely smooth, since the receiver is cerakoted, and the bolts actually receive some post machining polish.
    I replaced the trigger spring and stoned the sear so pulls got minimal creap and breaks at 1.75lbs.

    I mounted rhe 2.5-15x50 Athlon Midas on there for now, but eventually ill probably move the 6-24x50 Bushnell nitro over to it.

    Gonna try run some factory ammo thru it tomorrow, and hopefully it shoots as well as my old one.
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    Project 2 continuation, The swap barrel American.

    I was thinking id order barrels for this first, but i found a couple boyds stocks i wanted in the rapid fire section.
    This is another ProV, but it simple black. Ill probably hit it with some paint eventually but it does what i want for now.
    I went thru and re polished the bolt, and cleaned up and set the trigger at 2lbs even.
    also since i stole its scope for thr 6.5, i put the Weaver Kaspa Tactical i got frome a friend on it. The weights between the RAM and Go wild are surprisingly close...think its 3-4oz different.
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    And last but not least, my very neat, and now very expensive marlin 795 got a new stock as well.

    So this little guns had a list of modifications.
    The trigger components were swapped out by the previous owner for Mcarbo parts.
    The bottom metals been replaced with a milled DIP unit
    I made some 4rnd magazines, and a model 60bolt handle as well as installed a 22" Model 60 barrel.

    The rifle was very pleasant to shoot in that configuration, but still suffered from tiny stock syndrome. Thus when i saw a boyds rimfire hunter in blaze (which ive always wanted to try) on close out i snapped it up along with the stock for the .300.
    This stock was all but drop in. I did have to make a spacer ro keep from over tensioning the rear action screw, but other than that it went right on.
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    I 6.5 Go Wild? More info please...
     
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    Sorry 6.5 Creedmoor, the rifles a Ruger American Go Wild.
     
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    The forest camo looks nice, that's a good weight on the 300. I really like the blaze on the remington, you won't lose it hunting lol
     
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    Yeah it should be a pleasant rifle to shoot, tho it wasnt bad before either.
    The 795s a Marlin, my Remington is 597, and its pink!:p
     
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    Oops got my numbers mixed up lol. Well I'm kinda right lol. I do like the Orange.
     
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    I have a hard time keeping track with a 457, 527, 597, and 795
     
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    So the 6.5 was a hit at the range today. I bore sighted it, fired a shot, had my buddy adjust the turrets while i held the gun, then fired two more shots and turned it over to my buddys family.
    They shot up the 40rnds of ammo we had for that rifle, and shot up all the ammo i had for the 06AI also.....they are probably gonna end up with the 06 i think.

    My targets all got shoot up, but ill try pick out the 6.5 rounds later after clean up, if what i saw thru the scope is indicative of this things ability, it should equal my old CM.

    I ran a few hundred rounds thru the 795, and i MUCH prefer the new feel. Accuracy was decent with 10 shot groups running 2" or so at 100yds. I managed to pick off 5 .223 shells at 50yds with as many shots after figuring where to hold.

    all in all a very gratifying first outing after the work was completed.

    supposed to be getting some pictures, i forgot to take any.
     
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    Man, you've really done right by that Marlin! Glad it went to someone who really appreciates it, it looks awesome.
     
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    Glad I ended up with it, Im enjoying it as much as I do my 597s which is saying something lol.
    I also had the CZ 457 out today, and while it out shot the marlin, it wasnt any more fun to use.
     
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    Photos from the day, theres only one of the 6.5 but oh well. IMG_20200627_205910.jpg IMG_20200627_205904.jpg IMG_20200627_205859.jpg IMG_20200627_205854.jpg IMG_20200627_205845.jpg IMG_20200627_205815.jpg
     
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    Does the wife know you stole the welcome mat lol. I'm liking the forest camo with that burnt bronze more and more.

    what's the round count up to on the ridgeline?
     
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    HIS wife brought the welcome mat :D

    Im liking that combo quite a bit myself, and its actually GOOD camo for a number of the areas I hunt on other islands. I am finding that the AI mags are kinda a pain. Im considering swapping my buddy for his regular rotary mag, and installing a standard catch and trigger guard. Before that tho im going to clean it and break some edges to see if i can get it to run a little smoother.

    Ridgelines gotta be around 500-700 now, im 3-4 boxes deep on 162 eldxs, and at least a few hundred rounds of factory ammo...plus maybe another 100 or so of the 168ablrs and maybe 60-80 160TMKs.
     
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    Think you should get 3k out of that barrel on the ridgeline. Could run the stw reamer in when the group's open up. Mags probably to short tho.

    I always polish the contact spots on metal mags really smooths them out and does not scratch the brass.
     
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    Its a full length 700 clone, I got the space for an STW. When this thing DOES start opening up (I shot a 3shot one hole group before turning it over to them), I may see about having it rebuilt as an STW since it would need the bolt face opened up, might as well have them do the double ejectors also.

    The mags im using are the plastic factory ruger 3 rounders. The function fine, its just hard to get them into the action with anything resembling speed. For the most part i dont care, but you never know when youll actually NEED a fast reload, and this takes some finagling or perfect alignment and holding the release forward.
     
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    Ok I forgot the mags were plastic, the push and slide type can be a pain sometimes.
    Interested how long the 208ai barrel will hold up, guess when it gets 2 moa or more maybe time to ream. Can't you get a new bolt from ptg for under $200?
     
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    You can get raw bolts, for a relatively low price, but they take fitting and completion.
    Im already into this gun for 2K, so figure might as well spend the cash to let Christensen up keep it when its needed.
     
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    Looking good!
     
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    Man I’m jealous! Stuck in WA for another week playing in the mountains but no firearms in sight.
     
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    That dont sound too bad to me man, last time i was in WA was around this time of year and jt was beautiful lol.....get yourself an airgun! plink in camp!


    I hear you tho, i start getting itchy when i dont at least fond....i mean uh...maintenance a gun for a while.
     
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    My BILs are all out on the road this week and the in-laws aren’t what I’d call “gun friendly” beyond hunting. I’m gonna hold my breath for awhile though ‘cause next on the map is California.
     
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    Times like that I really with there was a good shooting game for the phones/tablets, I'd like a nice target shooting game or bench rest game where it's realistic.
     
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    Good luck!....... I actually like inland cali, coast is a little crunchy for me....or did its been....13 years i guess.

    angry birds.....
     
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    oops I meant realistic, but angry birds is more realistic then some of the shooter games lol.
     
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