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First precision .308 bolt gun build

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by SICARIO, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. SICARIO

    SICARIO Oregon City Active Member

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    Decided to step into the bolt action world, and figured what better way than to build it myself...

    Savage 110 long action
    PTG fluted bolt/extended baffle/tac handle
    McGowen 20" barrel .308win
    NSS nut and recoil lug
    HS precision stock
    CDI bottom metal with AICS mags
    Acu trigger (2lbs)
    EGW 20moa mount
    Vortex PST 4-16x50/vortex precision rings/switch view
    Harris bipod
    SWR Specwar (still in NFA jail)

    After I break in the barrel, I'll bed the action and then get it coated. The fun never ends....

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  2. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    That turned out VERY nice man!!!! Happy it's getting a good home.
     
  3. usagi

    usagi Redmond Well-Known Member

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    did you only buy the savage receiver or did you buy the whole rifle and then scrap 90% of it? :D
     
  4. SICARIO

    SICARIO Oregon City Active Member

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    Bought the receiver and pieced it all together. iamme did most of the heavy lifting.....
     
  5. SICARIO

    SICARIO Oregon City Active Member

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    Still breaking in the barrel, but here's one of my 5-shot groups.



    100yrds

    175gr federal gold metal match

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  6. Nimbus

    Nimbus Walla Walla Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Which cartridge? Maybe you stated that but I missed it.
     
  7. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Must be a .308. Do you reload?
     
  8. SICARIO

    SICARIO Oregon City Active Member

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    Yes, .308. I reload, just getting some baseline data with the 175's. Have a bunch of 178's and some 208 amax that I'll be working up for this. I'm in the process of bedding the scope mount and stock, and will see if there's a n improvement in accuracy before I start developing a load for it.
     
  9. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    If bedding in stock might as well bed scope base as well!
    Oh and I hadnt dropped bolt in receiver until was packing. Fits sooooo much better and totally changes the gun for good. Nice groups!
     
  10. usagi

    usagi Redmond Well-Known Member

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    looks like about 1.1 moa?
     
  11. SICARIO

    SICARIO Oregon City Active Member

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    Yeah, 1.158 according to the On Target software. I hope it will improve as well as my shooting skills.

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  12. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Thats a very nice set up
     
  13. SICARIO

    SICARIO Oregon City Active Member

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    Just got it glass bedded, accuracy tightened up to 0.96moa. Will start to do some load development to see if I can get it even better 6e7e6yqy.jpg