7.82 war bird build

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Marlinman, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Im going to build a 7.82 war bird and right now all i need is a good barrel for it. I am going to use a mauser action, timney 2 stage titanium trigger, and a boyd synthetic stock. Any suggestions would b helpful.

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  2. griffin81

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    I had a lazzeroni 308 war bird with a sako m995 action. Wow what a rifle. I would of never bought such a gun. But I painted a car for a guy I worked with and he couldn't pay when it was done due to a divorce. So I traded him my labor fee for the gun and later sold it at a gun show for $2100.00 to shut who really knew what he was buying. Great gun and one hell of a long range shooter. But $5 a bullet kind of was killer for me because I don't reload. Keep us posted on the build sounds like a good build.

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  3. Axxe55

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    jared, check out McGowan barrels website.
     
  4. Marlinman

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    Ya i reload so thats no biggy. I already reload for 7 mm mag and 308. I reload 7mm 08 so why not go the other direction?

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  5. Marlinman

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    Already checked into them and they wont make me one in the length i want wo charging $80 more

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  6. Marlinman

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    Im thinking of going w a kreiger 20" w 1:12 twist but i dont know. My master said my length might not be the best though. He said 21" or 22" would probably be best. Im building it for elk/speed goats.

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  7. Marlinman

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    Ok guys i have a kreiger 21 1/2" medium sporter blank on order. Now i just need some optics suggestions for giggles sake. Preferably lowish to fairly high magnification, light weight and under $800-$900

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  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    check out the vortex scopes, they seem to be getting some good reviews and their prices are not too bad either.
     
  9. Marlinman

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    Got one and dont think it would take the recoil. I am building a very light(for what it is gonna be)rifle. Also its not high enough mag for what im wanting. Im thinking about getting either a busnell 4200 or nikon monarch 4-12x40 bdc or 4-16x50 mildot

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  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i forgot about the nikon monarch, that's a great scope too. i looked at one a couple of months ago on a winchester M70 in 270, it was really nice!
     
  11. Marlinman

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    I have one on my m97 dakota arms 338 win mag. The mildot 4-16 version. I really like it but i think it would be to Much magnigication. Im also thinkin bout the leupold vari x III 4.5-14X40 AO. I dont know since their are alot of good scopes out there. Weavers grand slam and 40/44 is a few more i really like. Have the 40/44 also have a redfield 4-12x40 i wouldnt mind havin another of

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  12. Marlinman

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    Update yall. Have my stock, action, trigger, scope bases/rings. Should have my barrel blank sometime today(friday). Once i have it let the fun begin;) all i need to figure out now is what scope. Narrowed it down to the nikon mildot 4-12x40 and the weaver 4-12x40/44

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  13. Marlinman

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    Got my barrel. Now to bore it and rifle it. Last steps will be lapping it and put a break on it

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  14. Marlinman

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    The stock i decided to use since i think itll look better w my stainless action and ss barrel.

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    And my trigger

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  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    so where we at with this thing? barrel, action, stock and a trigger, sure sounds like a rifle to me!
     
  16. Marlinman

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    Iv takin a slight break from it but i had it bored out and crowned when i quit.

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  17. griffin81

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    Please keep us updated and also a picture or two might be nice too.

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  18. Marlinman

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    Ill try.

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  19. Marlinman

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    Update-its all done except for lapping it and test firing.

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  20. Marlinman

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    Also need to decide what break to put on it. I put a weaver grand slam 4.5-14x40 AO on it.

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