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Finished new build!

17 Feb 2014
@ 04:46 am (GMT)

Chris McKoy

Thought I'd share my latest finished build, pretty happy with the results.

Remington 700 Sendero 7mm rem mag, Christensen arms carbon stock, timiniey trigger set to 1.5lb, Hardy gen 4, bedded with match grade compound, Viper PST 6-24.



I'll give the photo thing a go... with a bit of luck you can see this.

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17 Feb 2014
@ 04:47 am (GMT)

Chris McKoy

Re: Finished new build!
Looks like it didn't, will re-add tomorrow.
17 Feb 2014
@ 06:52 am (GMT)

Les Mulloy

Re: Finished new build!
G'day there Chris

Can you run that " Hardy gen 4 " bit past me again .

Regards -- Les
17 Feb 2014
@ 06:54 am (GMT)

Chris McKoy

Re: Finished new build!
Sorry, Hardy generation 4 suppressor - takes away about 2/3rds of the recoil.
17 Feb 2014
@ 07:06 am (GMT)

Chris McKoy

Re: Finished new build!
17 Feb 2014
@ 07:08 am (GMT)

Chris McKoy

Re: Finished new build!
17 Feb 2014
@ 02:43 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Finished new build!
Looks good Chris.

In the second book I mentioned running a magnum capable suppressor for certain cartridges. The Hardy Gen 4 is what I was thinking of. This one has front vents for additional breathing, the steel used minimizes work hardening over time although the units should still be binned once the barrel is worn out.

Someone posted about a DTA rifle on this forum. It is a bullpup design, the downside as I have only recently learned, is that in .338 lapua, the blast from the brake is ridiculous, gases and debris close to the eyes, noise levels extremely high so hearing protection has to be optimal, no cheap earplugs etc. That rifle would do well with a Gen 4 suppressor fitted to it. I think that would bring the design into its own.
17 Feb 2014
@ 03:40 pm (GMT)

Chris McKoy

Re: Finished new build!
Interesting reply Nathan, and although this isn't a 338, that is one of the reasons I didn't go with a brake.

The only downside with the current build is the overall length with the Hardy fitted, I perhaps should have had the barrel trimmed when it was put on, it also brings the center of gravity quite far forward, this is especially pronounced with the carbon stock.

The next build is will be based off a 308 SPS tactical, I will have a hardy fitted, but am currently doing research into how short I can potentially make the barrel (standard being 20") I'd like to get that down to 16 at the most.

Cheers.
17 Feb 2014
@ 07:19 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Finished new build!
Do me a favor Chris, before you start the .308 job, hunt with this rig for a while and put all thoughts of length out of your mind.

The moment that any thoughts come to mind or topics / discussions are raised, nip it in the bud immediately, simply move on. The issue does not exist unless you give it head space.

later on, you can re-investigate rifle length. For now- put a stop to it or it will become a persistent itch.

Remember this: You are not having to walk the breadth of the velt with a Long Tom or from Wanganui to Waikaremoana with a Snider, doing continued loop treks for two years solid with Major kepa.

Hope that helps.

17 Feb 2014
@ 10:40 pm (GMT)

Jim Moseley

Re: Finished new build!
What bullet are you going to shoot in this rig? Nice work! Be sure a post some groups once you get her broken in!
18 Feb 2014
@ 01:50 am (GMT)

deerndingo

Re: Finished new build!
Nice looking rig. Nathan's right. Don't pick at a hidden loose thread. Only you know its there and it really doesn't matter...until you pick at it!
18 Feb 2014
@ 04:11 pm (GMT)

Chris McKoy

Re: Finished new build!
Jim, I'm going to try and obtain the 162 AMAX - Hornady are doing a limited run of 2000 in the coming month or 2.

Good advice on length, I already have the .308 so will use it a bit more and see how we go.
18 Feb 2014
@ 04:39 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Finished new build!
Hi Chris, after posting, I was a bit worried that my post could be taken the wrong way. My intention was to convey support and positive reinforcement. It was not intended as a "harden up" type of post. Words can have such a profound impact on us, a slip in communication etc.

Thanks for replying.
18 Feb 2014
@ 05:00 pm (GMT)

Chris McKoy

Re: Finished new build!
No not at all! A short barrel 308 was born more out a desire to tinker than anything.
 

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