16-18 inch shorty rifles

shooter65

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Took the new 16.5" PVA 6.5 Creedmoor to the range today to zero at 100 and shoot some groups. Factory ammo was Norma 130 match and Nosler 140 Ballistic Tips. Started with 130s 5 rounds to zero. 10 shot group at 100 yards shots 6 to 15. (After round 6 was fired, raised elevation up 2 clicks. Then fired 9 more)

Then fired 1 full box 20 rounds of 140 BT at 100. ( black target/ red bull)

Factory 700,
Timney
BC hook stock bedded.
Vortex 5-20x50

Ready for deer season!









 
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CStroud

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I'm glad to see your barrel shoots well. I'm patiently awaiting a PVA 16.5" 6.5 creed as well. I requested the Prime chamber, hopefully it's a shooter.
 
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shooter65

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I'm glad to see your barrel shoots well. I'm patiently awaiting a PVA 16.5" 6.5 creed as well. I requested the Prime chamber, hopefully it's a shooter.

Thanks. One thing no one can argue, PVA barrels shoot. I am sure you will be very satisfied as well.
I ordered a 22'' during the Dog Days of Summer.
 

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Got bit by the shorty bug also.

Just picked up a WTO switch lug build so had my local smith shop one of the Proof 6.5CM barrels to 16.5. Will update with pics once it’s all back together.
 

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Good looking rig. Where did you get the stock? I've been looking for one just like it to go on a 26" 308 I have.
Thanks! I found the stock on eBay. Not sure on the brand, but it feels like actual walnut. It shoots pretty good for a factory Remington rifle, especially considering it was my first bedding job. I’m totally happy with how it turned out. Handy, handsome, accurate, and pretty darn quiet. It’s a peach to shoot off a game changer.
 
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Has anyone chopped a 3006 down to 18" ?
It's not exactly my first choice but I have a Tikka 6mm creed match rifle with a prefit setup.
I pulled the factory 3006 barrel and now I'm thinking I could cut it down and run a TB ultra 7 for a lightweight out to 700 yard deer and elk rifle.

It'd take me 10 minutes to switch back and forth between barrels
I hunt a mix of heavy timber where a fast shot without ear pro is pretty common, but long shots across clear cuts are also very likely.

My first thought was to remove my 25" 6.5 SAUM barrel (it's fluted so cant chop it) and replace it with a 20", If I could run a 147 or a 156 at 2900 I think it'd be the way to go.. The only problem is it's a ridiculously awesome ultralight LR elk rifle as it is, I'd hate to ruin a good thing
 

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Probably be a little bit faster if you left the scope mounted in the rings.
Very true. But don’t have it yet. Waiting on that and waiting on the action to come back from SAC. Was just making sure all the large items fit.
 

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Wow I want to do that! Was the WTO easy to install or did you have a gunsmith install it?
Bought it with the lug. All it does is replace your standard recoil lug. Look them up. Obviously you’ll need a new barrel and the pins to be install on your action to accept the lug.
 

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I can finally add to this thread again! I always try to keep at least one short/handy rifle in the safe.

Specs are:

Impact 737r
PVA 16.5" Heavy Palma in 6.5 creed
Manners PRS1 in Core Highlands camo
Dead Air Sandman Ti
Kahles 318i
14.8 lbs as pictured.

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