Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Pulled the trigger - finally

Recommended Posts

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:








Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

Tromix - Lead Delivery Systems
Dinzag Arms
Mississippi Auto Arms, Inc
Cobra's Custom
Carolina Shooters Supply
R & R Targets
SGM Tactical
Mach 1 Arsenal
C&S Metall-Werkes
American Specialty Ammo
Csspecs Magazines
Phoenix Technology
Evlutionz LLC

  • Chatbox

    Load More
    You don't have permission to chat.
  • Create New...