.17 Remington Project Rifle

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Re: .17 Remington Project Rifle

Post by Potatoes » 12 Jan 2020, 10:04 pm

Too bad those rifles cant make babies hey
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Post by Stix » 12 Jan 2020, 10:19 pm

What a nice pair of rifles GQshane...
And i love the timber on the latest ine...
You've done such a great job-- :thumbsup: -well done...!!!

It must feel great to shoot them... :)
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Post by Oldbloke » 13 Jan 2020, 6:05 am

:thumbsup: :drinks: great job
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Post by Am88 » 13 Jan 2020, 8:11 am

Looks beautiful, nice job
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Post by GQshayne » 13 Jan 2020, 7:19 pm

Thanks fellas. They are very nice rifles, so I can see why others like them, as I do. And they are nice to use for sure.

The photo does not do the .243 any favours, as it is behind, and in less light. It was a dull afternoon when I took the photo. The different finish between the two makes a difference, as does looking at the other side, where there is more grain in it. Turn them both around, and the.243 has the most grain. I guess that is part of the character of a niece piece of walnut.

So, apart from making up some handloads and sighting it in again when the next opportunity allows, I guess it is finished. :drinks:
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Post by Stix » 13 Jan 2020, 10:53 pm

Well maybe the rifle is, but not yet for the thread...... :)

You could put a couple of other pics of the 243 up, & then a few posts as you develop a load for it...

Its not really fair to share a good bit of porn then switch us off right before the money shot... :lol:

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Post by GQshayne » 14 Jan 2020, 7:43 pm

Stix wrote:Well maybe the rifle is, but not yet for the thread...... :)

You could put a couple of other pics of the 243 up, & then a few posts as you develop a load for it...

Its not really fair to share a good bit of porn then switch us off right before the money shot... :lol:

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LOL :lol:

I have a couple of things left to do, so when I have them out on the weekend I will take a better shot or two of the .243 for you.

As for load development, I think that is a done deal already. The W760 load I used to shoot the sub moa group will be the one I use.
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Post by GQshayne » 19 Jan 2020, 5:23 pm

Handloading done today, so now I have 50 rounds of 25gn V Max behind 26gn of W760. So a few to sight it in again and check grouping and then the rest will be left for when a hunting opportunity presents itself. Given I have nowhere good to go at the moment, who knows when that will be. But I will be ready! :clap:

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Post by GQshayne » 19 Jan 2020, 5:24 pm

Oh, and I need a dedicated loading bench, which I will set up on my next property!!
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Post by GQshayne » 19 Jan 2020, 5:29 pm

A couple more photos of the .243 for you Stix. I remember when I got the stock for the .17 I decided it was nice, but not as good as the one I already had on the .243. It just goes to show you the finish the stock makes a difference to the end result. The different method I used on the new stock for the .17 has really brought it up nicely. The old one is still pretty nice though.

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