Precision Rifles.....show em!!

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Finally tossing this in here
Specs
-left bolt right port Defiance Deviant Short Action
-26" extra chunky barrel profile chambered in 6.5 creedmoor with an Area 419 hellfire brake
-AICS folder with the cool green viper skins
-Timney 517 in the 1.5-2 lb range
-atlas PSR bipod
-Gen I Athlon Cronus in a Vortex Mount with cheapo bubble level and vortex flip caps
-Cole Tac Big Boss bag

Personal Touches
-BDC wrapper with drops every 25 yds out to 1200
-wind drift, DA adjustments, and walking/running coyote lead data taped on the rifle (can't forget em this way)
-89 cent adhesive foam cheek pad from hobby lobby

I picked it up used here last August - I think I'm the third owner of this action, if not further down the line. It's a pig at around 18 lbs, but it shoots fantastic.
 
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omegaterminator117

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Rem700 A-4 Custom Build (300 Win Mag)

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Parts List:
  • Rem 700 5R Stainless Action
  • Krieger Precision 26" Barrel (1:10" Twist)
  • Terminator T3 Muzzle Brake
  • McMillan A-4 Stock
  • Steiner M5XI 5-25 (MSR Reticle)
  • Nightforce UltraLight 6-Screw High Rings w/ Angle Degree Indicator and Bubble Level
  • Badger Ordnance Bottom Metal w/ AccurateMag 5 Round Magazines
  • Jewel HVR Trigger w/ Finger pad
  • Leupold Steel 20MOA Rail
  • Badger Ordnance EFR (Extended Front Rail)
  • Atlas BT-10 Bipod

Custom Enhancements:
  • Tapered Barrel to fit through Badger Ordnance EFR (Precision / Bull Barrels won't fit into the diameter of the EFR)
  • In-letting for Badger EFR Installation
  • Full Cerakoting (Coyote Tan and Flat Dark Earth)
  • Truing of the Action and Bolt Face
  • Microslik Coating to Bolt body and Interior of Action
  • Removal of Black Rubber coating and application of Custom Fibre Glass Coating to Metal Cheek rest. (to eliminate Sun's Heat Burn on your face
  • Glass Bedding of Action to Stock
  • Metal Cylinder sleeve lathed and fitted to hole next to flush cup of the Stock for 2 Point anchoring whilst using a tripod.

Recommendations:
Get an amazing Gunsmith and send them tons of Love!
They Deserve it!
 

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Tikka T3 CTR 20" .308 Win. KRG X-Ray chassis with spigot mount and Harris bipod, Skd-tac BALS bag attached with custom webbing. I also added rubber mat underneath the cheek piece to prevent snagging. Steiner Military M5Xi 5-25x56 with MSR reticle, mounted with Spuhr SP-4902. Suppressor Ase utra SL5 and Vtac wide sling.

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Two separate 5 shot groups to 500 meters. Shoots great!
 

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Built by American Precision Arms

GA Precision Tempest Chambered in 6.5x47 Lapua

Manners PRS2 W/ Gen 2 Mini Chassis (AW Mags) Badlands Camo

Bartlein 26" Medium Palma 1:8’ Twist

APA Little Bastard Brake

Timney Calvin Elite Trigger (24oz)

Nightforce ATACR 5-25x56mm F1 MOAR Reticle

Nightforce UltraLite Medium Rings

Accuracy First Scope level

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Tikka T3 CTR 20" .308 Win. KRG X-Ray chassis with spigot mount and Harris bipod, Skd-tac BALS bag attached with custom webbing. I also added rubber mat underneath the cheek piece to prevent snagging. Steiner Military M5Xi 5-25x56 with MSR reticle, mounted with Spuhr SP-4902. Suppressor Ase utra SL5 and Vtac wide sling.

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Two separate 5 shot groups to 500 meters. Shoots great!
Wherefrom Finland you are?
 
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Just picked up my first precision rifle this past weekend.

6.5 Creedmoor
Surgeon 591
24" Hardy CF Barrel w/ Insite Heathen Brake
Manners T5A Elite carbon shell
Surgeon Bottom Metal
Vortex Razor AMG

All put together by Harley Greene of Insite arms in Lloydminster, Alberta.
 

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Sierra’1

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Remington 700/PTG bolt
Rock Creek 22” M24 11.25 5R 308 Win
Trigger Tech Special
KRG X-Ray Chassis
AAC 7.62SD
American Defense mount
Bushnell HDMR
RW Snyder built
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Surgeon Scalpel 243 Win
Jewell trigger
Vortex PST Gen1
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Stiller Tac338/PTG
Bartlein 30” MTU 5R 338LM AI
Zero Delta brake
Jewell trigger
MPA BA Chassis
Vortex rings
Athlon Ares BTR
Hilltop Gunsmithing built/ Garrett Schmidt
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Savage LRP 6.5CM
Vortex PST Gen1
 
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Curtis Custom Axiom switch lug 6X47L
1:7 twist Spencer
MPA Comp Chassis
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Can you give some more info on the rifle, like how accurate the return to zero is, your thoughts on the curtis vs other custom actions, build time on the rifle, etc? I'm looking to build a compact take down rifle on the MPA BA lite folder with a 16" switch lug 6.5 creedmoor barrel and add a 7 saum or wsm and 223 barrel down the line.
 

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Can you give some more info on the rifle, like how accurate the return to zero is, your thoughts on the curtis vs other custom actions, build time on the rifle, etc? I'm looking to build a compact take down rifle on the MPA BA lite folder with a 16" switch lug 6.5 creedmoor barrel and add a 7 saum or wsm and 223 barrel down the line.
I haven't switched barrels yet. I pretty much went this rout specifically for a barrel letting go during the season where I could swap for a new one without worrying about a gunsmith, rather than to shoot multiple calibers. Though, it is nice that I could just get a different barrel if I wanted to.

From my own research and talking to a few people who are running the West Texas Ordnance SL system, on the Axiom or others, the POI change when swapping barrels is so predictable (assuming that you index it correctly and have DOPEd the swap) you can reset your scope to known values without having to re-zero the rifle. There are guys who have done it in the middle of a match or on the second day of a match when the wind conditions changed drastically.

It seems to be a very solid action. It isn't crazy tight, or sloppy loose. I love the 60 deg throw. I think it's right there with a Defiance or a BigHorn, which are the others I am familiar with and have experience with. Honestly is seems just as good to me, but I'm not a machinist like some on here, and don't consider myself an authority beyond, "It works good".

That rifle is essentially what Phil Cashin of MPA runs in matches. I basically just copied everything he had. I simply figured he knew what worked well in his chassis better than I did. Everything was sourced by MPA, and where this differs from their SL stock combination I told them, "Make it like Phil's". I think it was 3 months from order to picking it up at the LGS, but some of that speed was that it was not really a "custom build", but rather one of their combinations. That's not the first time I've listened to a rifle builder and had them make what they thought would work. I have a good track record doing it that way, and no ego. I don't build rifles. I shoot them.

The barrel is about settled out speed wise and it is shooting bug holes with 105s running 3130 fps with extremely low SD/ES. I have zero complaints on scope or rifle, and I'm certain the score at the end of the match was all me and what I can do. I have total confidence in the equipment.

I think you will be very pleased with the end result. I certainly am.
 
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I haven't switched barrels yet. I pretty much went this rout specifically for a barrel letting go during the season where I could swap for a new one without worrying about a gunsmith, rather than to shoot multiple calibers. Though, it is nice that I could just get a different barrel if I wanted to.

From my own research and talking to a few people who are running the West Texas Ordnance SL system, on the Axiom or others, the POI change when swapping barrels is so predictable (assuming that you index it correctly and have DOPEd the swap) you can reset your scope to known values without having to re-zero the rifle. There are guys who have done it in the middle of a match or on the second day of a match when the wind conditions changed drastically.

It seems to be a very solid action. It isn't crazy tight, or sloppy loose. I love the 60 deg throw. I think it's right there with a Defiance or a BigHorn, which are the others I am familiar with and have experience with. Honestly is seems just as good to me, but I'm not a machinist like some on here, and don't consider myself an authority beyond, "It works good".

That rifle is essentially what Phil Cashin of MPA runs in matches. I basically just copied everything he had. I simply figured he knew what worked well in his chassis better than I did. Everything was sourced by MPA, and where this differs from their SL stock combination I told them, "Make it like Phil's". I think it was 3 months from order to picking it up at the LGS, but some of that speed was that it was not really a "custom build", but rather one of their combinations. That's not the first time I've listened to a rifle builder and had them make what they thought would work. I have a good track record doing it that way, and no ego. I don't build rifles. I shoot them.

The barrel is about settled out speed wise and it is shooting bug holes with 105s running 3130 fps with extremely low SD/ES. I have zero complaints on scope or rifle, and I'm certain the score at the end of the match was all me and what I can do. I have total confidence in the equipment.

I think you will be very pleased with the end result. I certainly am.
That's even better than I was hoping for. I was thinking I might have to focus on scopes that have a toolless rezero if I'm gonna be taking the barrel off and on very frequently, but if it's right on/ within 0.1 mil, I can just dial that out. I'm glad you like the action, I have a defiance on my target gun and a tikka for a hunting rifle, so that's the extent of my action knowledge. I'm not machinist either, but the axiom seems well priced with good reports, and I'm pretty indifferent on the 90 vs 60 thing. And three months seems like a great turn around time, I'd be perfectly happy with even twice that. It seems like you've got a solid setup, thanks for all the insight.
 

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Well, this isn't exactly my custom but I had this one out today and decided I needed to participate. Just my fun gun..

Tikka T3X 223 varmint
Manners PRS1 with mini-chassis
MDT mag
CTR bolt handle
Bolt fluted and cerakoted in Tungsten
By the fine folks at LRI
ARC 30mm M10 rings
Vortex AMG EBR7
Yo Dave trigger spring
Mountain tactical 20 MOA rail

I know, nothing special but I love this rifle.. 20180325_144124.jpg 20180325_144150.jpg 20180325_144211.jpg
 

PFG

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@ICU22250 that is a beauty!! Can we hear more about the Tikka mini chassis, your thoughts on the stock, etc etc.

I have a CTR that whispers to me about the Manners Tikka mini chassis. I need to know whether or not to listen :)
 

ICU22250

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@ICU22250 that is a beauty!! Can we hear more about the Tikka mini chassis, your thoughts on the stock, etc etc.

I have a CTR that whispers to me about the Manners Tikka mini chassis. I need to know whether or not to listen :)

I like it, but if I could change anything it would be to go with the PRS2 because of the way it rides in the rear bag.. seems to fit snug in the stock, I had to do just a wee bit of trimming around the safety lever at the top as it was contacting and making it bind just a little. Was a simple 5 minute job with a dremel and you can't even see it... It does give the rifle a little bit of sexy, definitely an upgrade from the standard Tikka stock... If I were you, I would get one of the newer PRS models, I just think they're made a little nicer as far as feel goes, just my opinion though...
 
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Well, this isn't exactly my custom but I had this one out today and decided I needed to participate. Just my fun gun..

Tikka T3X 223 varmint
Manners PRS1 with mini-chassis
MDT mag
CTR bolt handle
Bolt fluted and cerakoted in Tungsten
By the fine folks at LRI
ARC 30mm M10 rings
Vortex AMG EBR7
Yo Dave trigger spring
Mountain tactical 20 MOA rail

I know, nothing special but I love this rifle.. View attachment 6887482 View attachment 6887483 View attachment 6887485
VERY NICE UNIT!!!!!, WEIGHT ABOUT 10 LBS. OR SO...? THANKS
 

ICU22250

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VERY NICE UNIT!!!!!, WEIGHT ABOUT 10 LBS. OR SO...? THANKS
Actually, the only scale available to me is the one in the only peaceful room in the house, and it says its 13.4lbs as it's pictured. It's just a digital scale, so I don't know how much faith I have in that...
 
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Here's 2 of my projects.
All black one is a SPS Varmint in 308. B&C light tactical stock, Timney 510, USO LR17, Leupold Mark 4 base & rings.
The other one is a Sendero SFII in 300WM. HS Precision stock bedded, Jewel trigger, S&B PMII 5-25, Leupold Mark 4 base & rings.
Luke is chewing on his bone just chilling out... :)
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ICU22250

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@ICU22250 - love the bolt fluting. How does the bolt cycle after the fluting? Still as smooth as butter like a typical Tikka action?

Bolt still cycles great, I can feel a little bit of difference but not very much.. Chad at LRI done a fantastic job, and had it done it a couple of weeks. Top notch shop with excellent communication and work...
 
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