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New Rifle Project

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Old Dog Man, Feb 15, 2012.

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  1. Old Dog Man

    Old Dog Man Member

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    I'm finally going to build myself a custom rifle. I've been building them for customer's and never had time to build one for myself. I'll be using a Rem. 700 S. A. ADL barreled action in 308 Cal. a light (18 oz.) weight fiberglass stock (Bansner HiTech). It will be fully glass bedded with floated barrel. A short guiet muzzlebreak (my own design, reduces recoil without the noise) and a 22" medium contour barrel. The action will be slabbed and slotted (kinda hex. shaped) on upper part and sides slotted. Barrel chamber area will also be hexed. Want to get it down to about 5#. Hope to get some pictures posted as I progress, but not sure I can, don't know how yet. I just retired from gunsmithing and will have plenty of time and can focus on my rifle. These are not options open for debate this is how it's going to be. Been thinking a long time what I was going to build and this is what I want. Anyone can disagree with my decision, but it's my money and time ha-ha. Wish everyone had the time to build their own. It's great fun to work with metal, especilly gun metal. Keep in touch. Al
     
  2. NCsmitty

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    I wish you luck in your endeavor, although your weight goal is a bit optimistic with a 22" medium contour barrel, the metal reduction on the action and barrel will help.
    I do know the pride of putting together a few of my own rifles, and having them shoot well.
    Have fun and be safe.


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  3. Old Dog Man

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    Thank you NC, I just finished the barrel and break it is 22" with the break installed. I have built several rifles for myself over the past few years (1963) but they were not what I wanted to do this time. Mostly they were heavy varmit rifles, I just sold several of them to my PD hunting buddy's as I no longer am able to go on those long trips. It was fun while it lasted but getting too old. This rifle will be used primarily to shoot hogs and I'm tired of long barrreled heavy guns. Had to come in the office and take a break. Al
     
  4. Old Dog Man

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    Project Rifle

    Have finished the barrel and action machine work, it's at 5lbs. 2oz. now the bolt needs some machining done to it. Still may get my 5lb. rifle. Al
     
  5. Bull Nutria

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    Al,

    won't a 5lb rifle in 308 kick your shoulder blue???

    Bull
     
  6. Old Dog Man

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    5# 308

    Possably but intend to use a break on it, also have a 22-250 barrel I'm thinking about using so I can eliminate the break. Al
     
  7. rcmodel

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    I see almost unfired New Ultra Light Arms .308's, 7mm Mags, and others on the used gun racks at Cabala's fairly often for such an expensive rifle.

    A 5 pound .308, or 5 3/4 pound 7mm Mag sounds like a great idea to a new rifle buyer, until he actually shoots one!

    rc
     
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    I always wanted a 5#centerfire for deer & black bear, possibly elk, but I want it in .257 Bob AI, to keep it pleasant...That being said, I'm working on a project of my own, a .348 rimless in a 19" rebored Mosin-nagant full-stock carbine. I expect a bit of recoil...
     
  9. Old Dog Man

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    Rifle Project

    Installed the 22-250 barrel today, now have 2 barrels to fit 1 action. Guess I could swap them if ever need a larger cal. think I'll like the 22-250 better.Al
     
  10. Old Dog Man

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    Had surgery this week and it will be a couple of weeks before I can do any work on rifle. SUKS Al
     
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    We hope that you're feeling better, and look forward to seeing your project come to fruition.


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  12. Blanco

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    Got to have some pictures of this project!
     
  13. Old Dog Man

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    Got some pic's don't know how to post them yet. Feeling a little better, may do some work next week. Al
     
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    It seems like they only know how to shoot from a bench. Fired off hand, they aren't too bad. I like lighter weight rifles and am building a six pound 58 muzzleloader. I would really like a 6 pound 450 muzzleloader but that will have to wait.
     
  15. Old Dog Man

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    Tried to post pic. yesterday, havent showed up yet, guess I don't know how to do it yet. Al
     
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    You need to use "Go Advanced", scroll down to "manage attachments" and upload your picture file from the directory where it's stored. You'll get the hang of it.


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    Thank's NC I'll give it a whirll, I'm a gunsmith not a computer whiz. Thanks again. Al
     
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    Project Rifle Pics

    Here are the pic of my light 5# rifle project.
     

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    Well I'll be dang NC we got-er-done. Al
     
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    Fired some bullets (3) yesterday and cleaned. Fired (3) more today and am cleaning again. Also loaded some test rounds for when I can get to range. Have preped 100 new cases, primer pockets cut, flash holes de-burred, necks trimmed, ready to load and shoot. Al
     
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    Nice job on the obround cuts, Old Dog Man, and I can see a lot of work and planning was done overall.
    We'll be waiting to see the whole package when your done, and a target or two.
    Nice pics too.


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  22. Old Dog Man

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    Going to install stock tomorrow, got all the glass removed today and changed it to a BDL so I don't have to run the shells out with the bolt. Will have more pics later. Al
     
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    Very cool. Please keep us updated with pic's.
     
  24. Old Dog Man

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    Project Rifle Pics

    Got the recoil pad installed, bottom metal and added a palm swell. Waiting for the glass to get hard enough to remove bottom metal and clean before it completly sets up. I used 6 layers of bedding tape on the barrel to keep everything lined up with barrel channel.
     

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  25. Old Dog Man

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    Got some more done on the project, seems like someone told me not to be working until stiches were removed. Oh well what the hell! Anyway got the stock shaped, bedded, palm swell fit to my hand and primed. Scope mounted, rings not lapped yet, waiting until coating is done, and Jewell trigger gets here. But it will probably make it to the range before that happens, (can't wait) mixed some SS and black coating trying to get a grey finish and use a grey finish on stock. Added a little bit to back groung, like others do to see how it looks. The Colt copy has moose antler grips w/silver star, removed the blued finish and browned, to look like a John Wayne pistol and the knife has deer horn, both done by me, also made the knife. The small holster belonged to my grandfather, don't know much about the other one
     

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