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Built this rifle and now Not sure about it.

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by Lonesome Dove, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. Lonesome Dove

    Lonesome Dove Member TGT Supporter

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    As it says, I had this rifle blank for years and never had time to mess with it though I had a plan. Plan Failed and I wound up with a Savage 10 and it was fugly. Well I had a new plan. Get a heavy barrel, large bolt knob, new barrel lug and work over that rifle blank. Not being qualified I had to send it out for Inletting the action and got it back in a very rough shaped Target style with vents. Not happy with those! I went to town cutting,rasping,routering,filing,sanding,sanding and more sanding, then back to all the above and more sanding. Then the finish,Devcon bedding and some pillars. Tada! here it is. I really have no use for it now. It's an 243 Ackley 1 in 9.25" heavy barrel varmint rig and I have nowhere to shoot varmints. What to do?
     


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  2. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

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    Find a place to shoot varmints.


    Or use it for long range target shooting. .243 is great for it, including the Ackley variant.


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  3. SloppyShooter

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    Still fugly.
     
  4. robertc1024

    robertc1024 Just the facts Ma'am. TGT Supporter

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    Damn. That wood is spectacular.
     
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  5. robertc1024

    robertc1024 Just the facts Ma'am. TGT Supporter

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    I suspect it was in jest. Anybody doing that, has a high probability of knowing what they're doing.
     
  6. Dad_Roman

    Dad_Roman Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    I love it.
     
  7. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

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    D’oh


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  8. robertc1024

    robertc1024 Just the facts Ma'am. TGT Supporter

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    All right Lonesome Dove. More details. Who made the barrel, who did the work on it, trigger, which Vortex scope etc. F'king cock tease.
     
  9. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

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    Scope looks like a Diamondback.


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  10. jrbfishn

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    Love the stock. That's some nice Fiddleback Maple there.
    And yup, that would make a nice target rifle.

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