My new hunting rifle

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Cade, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Cade

    Cade New Member

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    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
    enjoy
     

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  2. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member

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    CADE!

    Great Job! I like that rifle and the accesories! Once again Great Job!

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  3. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member

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    Well done! Great to have the ability to accomplish such a feat!
     
  4. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    That is really nice. You can take pride for your work.
    Now all you need is some blood on it. :)
     
  5. TLuker

    TLuker New Member

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    You are bragging and with how great that rifle turned out you should be! Really nice rifle! :cool:
     
  6. Mercator

    Mercator New Member

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    Off topic did you figure out the 5.45 round head stamp?
     
  7. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    Very nice rifle you built.
    That would make anyone happy to brag about.
     
  8. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    That's a beautiful rifle you built,well done! :)
     
  9. JimRau

    JimRau Active Member

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    Good job. But for me the bolt is on the wrong side!:D
    Good hunting! Have fun.:):cool: