As the title states: Finally finished at last!! (sort of). This has been one of those ongoing projects. I took my time with it. Of course it could have been completed sooner than two years, but hey at least it’s done now! The two exceptions that still need finishing are the rings I will be using (I haven’t decided on a permanent set) and the trigger (right now I have a silly Remington factory as a placeholder. The action itself is based on the Ed brown 704. If you don’t know the Ed brown 704, it is essentially a Remington 700 with an m1 garand-type extractor. This makes it CRF instead of push feed. It’s sort of like an even larger step up from a Sako extractor. It is machined by TL Technologies. Some of you may have heard of them, and some of you may have heard of their dispute with Legendary Arms Works as to who owns their rights to the 704. Nevertheless, I went with the action made by TL. It was very precisely machined, but did take some work to have the CRF feed properly from the AICS magazine. The feed ramp had been polished so bright I could see my reflection in it. The barrel itself is chambered in 300 win mag to SAAMI spec, not CIP. It is made by Wilson, and stainless in a 1 in 10 twist. It is 24.5” and features a surefire two chamber brake. Initially I was considering building this chambered in 338 edge, but I like the availability of 300 win mag brass, and in reality it can do everything I need the 338 edge to do. I have yet to do a break-in. That will be my next trip to the range. The chassis is a KRG whiskey 3 gen 5 with the side folder. I have to say, this is a great chassis. The lockup of the folder is rock solid. Initially I received a KRG whiskey 3 gen 6, which I did NOT like. The LOP adjustment used one point that was a rectangular plate, rather than the two metal rods. You could never get a solid lockup no matter what. These simply has to be two points of contact.(I’m sorry if you’re reading this krg, but I hope you take the feedback, you guys have great customer service). Krg allowed me to return it, and I said I would take an old stock gen 5. I could not be happier. I have also added the option of a spigot mount for a lower center of gravity on the bipod, and a NV mount. In reality I will never use the NV mount, but I like how it adds some guard over the top of the barrel, and it’s a nice finishing touch. Everything green has been coated in a custom mix of cerakote as well. I was trying to replicate something similar but a bit lighter than McMillans olive drab. The scope base is machined by Murphy Precision. I had no idea about this small company, but they had the base I needed and pulled the trigger. Mr.Murphy is so nice! Great customer service and turnover time. The base is beautiful and has 8-40 screws as standard, which I like. It is made out of stainless as well. The scope is the new generation of SIG Tango 4. No graphite coloring this time! I have to say my initial impressions are good. I love the Mil DEV-L reticle. I was worried I would find it too busy, but I don’t. It is very fine which is great for its purpose in a FFP long range scope. The clicks are tactile enough, the illumination is great as well. The eye relieve is the one thing that at higher magnification because a bit more precise of a range. The image is clear however and bright. I have included myself aiming at a low light area in my yard. Initially I had a Steiner 5-25x56 with a 34mm tube which I had planned on putting on this build. Naturally as the build grew in expense, I sold the scope to complete it (What good is a scope with no rifle.) This SIG 4-16x44 with a 30mm tube really stacks up! No it’s not as good as the Steiner, but it’s also $1,200 less. It’s optics and features really are that of a scope which is double the price. I have yet to do a tracking test, I will see if I can soon. All in the rifle weighs 15.8lb, which I’m pretty happy with since scope, rings, base, and bipod are included in that. Next I have to see how it shoots after break-in!!