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Old 01-07-2014, 05:46 PM   #1
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Default My new hunting rifle

Quit some time ago I got the idea of building a .308 shooter. I have a CZ 550 heavy in this caliber for long range shooting and prairie dogs up to 500 yards. (Cross hairs pretty much cover the dogs at that yardage)
I got a friend that is real competent when it comes to working on rifles and with his advice I started gathering what I needed.
I picked up a FN 98 large ring Belgium made action. Replaced the safety and trigger a with a Dakota Safety and a Dayton Traister fully adjustable single stage trigger.To this I added a Shilen made Chrome Molly medium weight fitted barrel with a 1-10 twist and cut to 22". I then got a factory 98 stock which had to be re-shaped to a nice looking stock and added a Ebony foreend to it for looks along with a nice steel grip cap to give it some appeal. (none of the plastic stuff) and a whole lot of oil hand rubbing for a nice sheen look and glsass bedded to fit the barrell. Added a kick-ezz recoil pad. The whole rifle was then sent to a gunsmith up the road where he did a nice bead-blast and a custom matt finish blueing. To top it off I got a set to Leupold bases and 30mm rings and mounted a 2.5-10x44 w/BDC Vortex Vipor HS scope on top. Bore sighted it and took it to the range to run a box of shells thru it. It shoots nice with the Federal Premium168 grain Sierra Matchking BTHP which is what I shoot in the CZ. Will be a dandy shooter for hunting. I suppose I'm bragging here but I like the way it turned out and thought I would share it with you folks

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Old 01-07-2014, 08:43 PM   #2
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Great Job! I like that rifle and the accesories! Once again Great Job!


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Well done! Great to have the ability to accomplish such a feat!
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Alway keep your six covered
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That is really nice. You can take pride for your work.
Now all you need is some blood on it.
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You are bragging and with how great that rifle turned out you should be! Really nice rifle!
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Off topic did you figure out the 5.45 round head stamp?
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Very nice rifle you built.
That would make anyone happy to brag about.
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That's a beautiful rifle you built,well done!
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Good job. But for me the bolt is on the wrong side!
Good hunting! Have fun.

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