ELR rifle build under way

AZ_tactical

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Hello everybody! I just started ordering parts for a .375 cheytac build. The rifle will be built on a Stiller TAC 408 1.6” action. I ordered a bartlein 1:8 twist barrel with 29” finish length, a McMillan A-5 super mag, and terminator t4+ brake. I’m going with the cadex bottom metal and a jewel trigger. This is my first dive into the elr world. Any thoughts or advice on this build would be great!
 

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These are the top three mistakes I made with my 375 SnipeTac build.
1) The scope rail screws need locktite blue.
2) The action needs to be bedded to the stock.
3) The old school reamers don’t have enough free bore for modern ELR bullets.

Cheers,
 

AZ_tactical

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These are the top three mistakes I made with my 375 SnipeTac build.
1) The scope rail screws need locktite blue.
2) The action needs to be bedded to the stock.
3) The old school reamers don’t have enough free bore for modern ELR bullets.

Cheers,
Thanks for the insight! Those all sound like simple little things that can make a big difference!
 

AZ_tactical

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These are the top three mistakes I made with my 375 SnipeTac build.
1) The scope rail screws need locktite blue.
2) The action needs to be bedded to the stock.
3) The old school reamers don’t have enough free bore for modern ELR bullets.

Cheers,
Is there a reamer that you would recommend?
 

Matthew488

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Is there a reamer that you would recommend?
Although I'm still working on getting the last few things for mine so I can start fire forming once it starts to cool down a bit. I'm in Gilbert AZ. I went with an improved cheytec call 375 BAS built by Rob Vestal.
 

Geno C.

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The standard ptg 375 snipetac reamer is perfectly fine for cutting edge and badlands solids...
 

ZiaHunter

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I had JGS build a SnipeTac reamer with a .250 free bore based on discussion with Warner Tool. Just finished build and plan on shooting 400 Flatlines. 36" Bartlein 1:7.IMG_1627.jpg
 
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Geno C.

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I spoke with Phoenix custom rifles today. They said I can give them a dummy round and they will have a reamer made specifically for the round I give them.
As long as you’re not wanting it any time soon... reamers from most places are running 6+ weeks out. I don’t have a repeater so I wasn’t worried about mag feeding. With a snipetac the dies were the worst part of the puzzle
 

AZ_tactical

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As long as you’re not wanting it any time soon... reamers from most places are running 6+ weeks out. I don’t have a repeater so I wasn’t worried about mag feeding. With a snipetac the dies were the worst part of the puzzle
They said 12 weeks for a reamer. I’m waiting 6 months for the barrel though any way. Might as well have a good reamer made while I wait!
 

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That’s a great looking rifle! I can’t wait to get mine done! 😭. Phoenix custom rifles has JGS make their reamers too. Will the 400 gr flatlines feed in your mag?
Thank you. Not mag fed and will be single feed. Have Whidden dies on order with a 14 week ETA.
 

GIXXER2000

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For 375 CT Dies I got the Applied Ballistic dies thru Shoot-Long.com. They just went out of stock and from what I been told they are much better then Whidden or CH4D. I would give Brain a call at Shoot-long to see when they will be back in stock.
My Peterson Brass is on it 3rd firing and chambers like new. I am shooting the 400gr Lazer CE with 128.8 of N570 getting 2958 with sd= 6.6
 

Geno C.

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For 375 CT Dies I got the Applied Ballistic dies thru Shoot-Long.com. They just went out of stock and from what I been told they are much better then Whidden or CH4D. I would give Brain a call at Shoot-long to see when they will be back in stock.
My Peterson Brass is on it 3rd firing and chambers like new. I am shooting the 400gr Lazer CE with 128.8 of N570 getting 2958 with sd= 6.6
That’s one good thing about the cheytac over the snipetac, off the shelf dies. Who’s den also stocks does for the cheytac.
 

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Gotcha, I’ll pass on a 6 month wait for a barrel. Too many good companies out there for that.

Of course, I like to always have a backup barrel in stock for the just in case kind of thing.
 
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AZ_tactical

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For 375 CT Dies I got the Applied Ballistic dies thru Shoot-Long.com. They just went out of stock and from what I been told they are much better then Whidden or CH4D. I would give Brain a call at Shoot-long to see when they will be back in stock.
My Peterson Brass is on it 3rd firing and chambers like new. I am shooting the 400gr Lazer CE with 128.8 of N570 getting 2958 with sd= 6.6
I ordered the last set from shoot-long then Brian emailed me and said he had a call in order for them earlier that day. He said they would probably be back in stock by the end of the year. Applied ballistics had them in stock though so I got a set ordered from them!
 

AZ_tactical

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I’ve got dies, Peterson brass, and CE 350 gr MTAC’s ordered. I’ll get a dummy round made up so I can get a reamer designed and ordered. Anyone have suggestions of a free bore for this bullet?
 

Matthew488

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Nice! I'm waiting on a taller rail from Bat machine to clear my XLR Chassis and have room for a Charlie Tarac down the road. Have just about everything else to start fire forming brass when it cools down a bit. 115F today. Lol
 

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I live in NW AZ so I know about the heat. We are done shooting by 9am most days. If we say much later the mirage can get really bad and you end up wasting rounds cause you can't see to make a call.
 

AZ_tactical

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Ordering all these gun parts is giving me the itch to get out and shoot! I’m starting to wonder if it’s ever going to cool off here though. 🤦🏼‍♂️

I’ve got all the reloading goodies in now. I think the biggest hold up is going to be the stock. McMillan told me 6-8 months on my A-5 super mag.
 
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