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Pulled the trigger - finally

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Hey Guys:

Just wanted to share I've "pulled the trigger" on my first gun project - a .308 rifle. So far I've ordered a Remington 700 short action receiver that I'll get trued/blueprinted, a Badger recoil lug, a Timney 510 trigger, and a clone of the Badger M5 bottom metal made by PT&G in Oregon.

I'll eventually get a heavy barrel from someone (can't decide yet), TPS scope base & rings, and a McMillan A-4 gunstock. My intention is to build an M-40ish rifle that closely resembles the M-40A3. I'm not going for 100% authenticity. For example, I'll use a conventional scope mount set-up. The main thing is the McMillan stock.

Per an earlier post of mine, folks suggested a chrome/moly barrel will last a bit longer than a stainless steel barrel. So far, that narrows my choice to a Shilen barrel. They offer chrome/moly barrels. I like their #7 heavy varmint contour. Everyone else seems to only make stainless steel barrels.

Anyway ... it's a fun project so far and I enjoy learning things as I go. I don't need this rifle. I simply want the knowledge & experience. Most importantly, however, it's good to have a really cool rifle at the gun range. It doesn't matter how well it shoots. It just has to look really cool. (joking)  :big_smile:








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Nitrided barrels will last longer yet, and the 5r rifling pattern gives a moderate gain in barrel life too.

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