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Last year's elk rifle finally done

What I was supposed to take on my elk hunts last year is finally done. Because it took a full year to get a proper .358 Norma Mag chamber reamer, I had to take my .264 Win Mag last year. She ain't nearly as pretty as the .264, but she's all business. This is my idea of a bargain full custom, working rifle. Douglas #3 barrel, Remgington ADL action, with BDL bottom metal, Bell and Carlson Alaska Hunter II stock with DuraTouch coating, Shilen trigger, Talley lightweight mounts, and that's it!
Gotta figure out what's left for a proper scope now.


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Last year's elk rifle finally done

Hey Ex, very nice looking weapon. Thumbs up Hopefully you will get to use it on that 380 bull. Yes Good luck and good hunting !

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Thanks dude, I just put a junker scope on her for load development, and my god, this gun kicks like a mule. I'm guessing it weighs right at 8 pounds with scope right now, which is awfully light for a beast that'll produces nearly 4500 ft lbs at the muzzle.

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Last year's elk rifle finally done

Looks somewhat like a 700 LTR without the fluting. I imagine the recoil is not pleasant.

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Squeeze off onna 380+ Elk...you aint gonna notice that mule kicking ya Thumbs up

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