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She's finally nearing completion, but she's now finally assembled. We've just got a few weeks till the big game seasons open here in Colorado. I took her out shooting briefly this morning, but haven't really tested my handloads. Was doing 3/4" with cheap .264 Core-Lokts (which shoot well in all my guns).
I'm thinking of naming her Miss America, unless any of you can suggest any other high maintenance type names.
In case you missed my first post, this is a blueprinted Remington 700 with 27" Lilja barrel, .264 Win Mag, maple stock. All the metal is teflon coated. The stain is Honey Maple from Laurel Mountain Forge, which I cut 80% to prevent it from becoming too orange. Then the sealer and finish are Permalyn.

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And the close up

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I'm speachless. What a rifle!!!!!! Thumbs up

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Nice rig. Big smile

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Thank you so much for the compliments, I've been dreaming about creating this gun for 10 years. I thought I'd share one other little neat detail. The barrel is stainless steel but teflon coated, so with the caliber engraved through the coating, it creates are really cool effect

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Nice rig.

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Wow, the wood is gorgeous .

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That is a nice looking rifle! I saw some fiddleback maple stocks at a gunsmiths years ago and really liked them. Then again I like any wood over plastic, don't tell anyone I have ine plastic stock!

How much did you do yourself?

By the way, when I was working up loads for my 6.5x06 I hit just over 3200fps with a 140 gr bullet. Case life, one shot! eye roll

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Don,
I did all the finishing work myself. Including filing, sanding, staining, oiling, and finishing. I'm not capable of handling the metalwork (blueprinting, rebarreling, tefloning) myself.
I have a previous post showing progress pictures under the heading "my first custom" actually "cutom" because the site wouldn't allow me to fix my typo.
I bought the rough cut stock from Great American. Love the wood, but I wouldn't recommend them again due to the poor inletting. It wasn't inletted evenly, and the ebony forend isn't straight. I was able to correct most of the problems myself, and few people can tell the forend is off, but I can. I also relieved a little wood around the grip to accentuate it a little better.
This was my first attempt and I'm pretty happy with it. Makes me want to restock the rest of my arsenal.

And 3200 fps with a 140 gr is a little hot even for a .264 Win Mag! Did the case split?

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WOW! I'm speechless. Are you going to carry that thing over hill and dale? It's too pretty for hunting. lol

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Hi, it´s a beautiful rifle, I like this rifle very much, I have got a Remington 700 in 338 Win Mag . The bore is very impressive and accurate, you don´t need other bore.

Regards,

Oscar.

P.D: Pardon for my english, it is too bad Thumbs up

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