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    Your favorite custom- semi custom hunting rifle?

    What is you favorite set up?

    Not looking for the mass mfg guns but more Custom or Semi Custom rifles that you guys have built yourself or the small gun shops have built?

    Please add caliber, approximate cost less scope, brand of components used, and who built it.

    Thanks!
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    This is my Custom 338 Ultra mag

    Mauser action, match grade fluted barrel, bell and carleson stock, made by Tac-Ord in ID.

    Now I'm not gun smith at all! I bought this gun from a friend and just put the scope on and did the range work. Came up with my own load recipe that worked great. I've been told that the action could be a Winchester, maybe you guys will know and can clue me in. Also I've heard recently that Mach Grade warranty will be lost if their barrels are fluted due to the heat that is made by the grinding process and they say it can ruin their barrels accuracy.

    I started this thread because I'm in the need or I guess more like the want for something lighter then this one. This gun is going to a local gun shop for consignment this weekend so will be looking to replace it once it's sold.

    Thanks for the input I know I will get from this thread.

    My bet.. MM and CC will be the first to comment! Thanks guys!



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    IKIC, that looks like a pre 64 model 70 winchester action to me, which I would argue is one of the best and safest actions ever made!
    It could also be a newer model 70 action from after they went back to the bear claw extractor/CRF style in the 90's I believe. You can tell that by the safety, the pre 64 has a 2 position safety and the later has a 3 position safety. Other wise they are nearly identical although there are some slight differences inside them.

    Not what your looking for but I am building an AR in 204 Ruger. still waiting for parts on backorder so its no where near done yet but Im using an Aero Precision upper and lower, The rest will be all DMPS other then a CMC trigger and complete Rock River stock I got a great deal on on ebay!

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    IKIC, looking at your pictures, it looks like there may be a SN on the front, right portion of the action and a manufacture stamp as the one pictured below. If so, it's a Winchester action and you'd be able to look up the SN for manufacture dateClick image for larger version. 

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    So the action is Winchester. Thanks for the help.

    Anyone hear about the warranty issue with fluting the barrel?
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    IKIC,

    These are made in my area. They are semi-custom. The work is impeccable, and they shoot:

    http://www.cooperfirearms.com/our-rifles

    They have lightweight options currently, and also have some stuff in the works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    IKIC,

    These are made in my area. They are semi-custom. The work is impeccable, and they shoot:

    http://www.cooperfirearms.com/our-rifles

    They have lightweight options currently, and also have some stuff in the works.
    Thanks BB I was just looking at a few at Scheels last weekend here in Reno.
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    IKIC,

    I have had custom work done to rifles and really like how they turned out.

    However, my next rifle will be a Cooper.

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    I've heard some good things about cooper. Aren't they the rifles that Best of The West uses now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeepitcold View Post
    I've heard some good things about cooper. Aren't they the rifles that Best of The West uses now?
    They are great rifles. They have, or had, a relationship with BOTW, but I believe that is ending, or has ended.

 

 

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