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Old 04-01-2011, 07:17 PM   #61
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I think mrm (Mr. Scope SNOB ) even hammered a nail with his PR scope Now thats tough.....
Not exactly true. I actually smacked a baseball with it from a close slow pitch at a BBQ I had at my house with some of my shooter friends. It was a bet and alcohol was involved.
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Close enough.

One of them Nightforce's took a dang bullet over in the sandbox.

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That gun is sick!! How much did u drop on that bad boy?

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That gun is sick!! How much did u drop on that bad boy?
I have about $3100.00 in the rifle without the scope. Is is a trued Remington reciever and thats about all that is Remington on this rifle. The scope was somewhat less than $3000.00. Krieger trued the reciever and barreled the action with their #9 MTU barrel, 28" long. McMillan bedded the barreled action in their A-5 stock and completed the final assembly for me. The original muzzel brake I choose, that Kreiger put on, was a untimed brake and it really sucked while shooting prone. Quite the mistake on my behalf and lesson learned the hard way. I changed it out for an Elite Iron Max Tac timed brake which was the correct way to go.

Since it was finished I've shot the first barrel out and am waiting on the second one as we speak now. The barrel lasted just a tad over 1100 rounds. I hoped I could get more time with the barrel of this 300 WM but it wasn't much less than I expected. The only caliber I can think of that is shorter lived than the 300 WM is the 243 Win. Regardless, it is relatively inexpensive to rebarrel.

Now I'm having built a 260 Rem./308 Win. switch barrel and am semi retiring the 300 WM for limited use. The 260 Rem and the 300 WM have very similar ballistic charcteristics and I'm going to use the 260 for 1000 yards now. Intend to compete with the 260. The barrel life for the 260 should be around 3000 rounds. The barrel life for the 308 Win. should be around 7000 rounds. I'll find out. The 308 Win. will be for practice and further training.
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I'm in love with the stock how much did that cost you?

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I'm in love with the stock how much did that cost you?
The basic McMillan A-5 stock costs now $498.00 but I added some options. The integral adjustable cheekweld is $116.00 and the 1" thick decel pad is $66.00. Also, I added four flush cups for $13.00 each and one QD stud for $7.50. The total to do that stock now is $739.50. That total price doesn't include the bedding and final assembly of the barreled action to the stock McMillan did for me.

I had two flush cups placed on the left side of the forestock and buttstock and two placed on the bottom of the forestock and buttstock. The QD stud is for the Harris Bi-pod. The flush cups are for a sling.

The gel coat color that I had McMillan lay up into the stock was 50% Red, 25% White, and 25% Black with the black and white swirled into the red. McMillan calls this pattern their Marble finish. No two stocks will come out exactly the same which is cool in my book.

You pretty much, as far as I know, have to order the stock from McMillan if you want the colors you exactly want and I delt direct with McMillan. It takes them about 4 or so months to get the stock made so be prepaired for a bit of a wait. The wait actually works out good because after the initial deposit they require to make it, you have around 4 months to pay towards it which spread the cost out a bit over that time. At least thats what I did and I think when it was ready to go I only had left to pay about $50.00 for the stock and their services.

Heres a link to the A-5 on the McMillan website:

http://www.mcmfamily.com/mcmillan-stocks-tactical-stock-list.php#a5

The rifle weighs a few ounces over 17 lbs. and I use a biathlon sling which works well considering rifles weight:

https://www.riflesonly.com/pro-shop/tactical-gear/regular-biathlon-sling-rbs.html
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