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Re: Stock from scratch

Postby RedMist » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:14 pm

Bedding process started for the block. This is a first for me, not sure what is the best way to go about it, so I bedded the bottom and back of the block.

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Not too shabby !

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Had to lap the rings as they are Burris but not the Signature series..

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Getting closer all the time.

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Re: Stock from scratch

Postby SShooterZ » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:50 pm

Ahh the delicate hands of a proctologist. You are quite gifted Misty.

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Re: Stock from scratch

Postby RedMist » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:20 am

Made some time to get this monstrosity to the bench. It had rained all day, still spitting, but I was gonna get some shooting done or know the reason why. Prepped a few 17FB case, loaded with a mild load of 20 grs Exterminator and some naked 25gr Vmax for breakin.

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It sets in the bags very well, it should weighing 30 lbs, lol. I left the butt-plate flat, I might have to change that, not sure I like messing with the front rest all the time for elevation changes. I understand for serious consistency , that's the proper technique, but in the field for PD's it's a lot handier to slide back and forth as needed on the rear bag to make minor vertical changes.

Recoil was everything I hoped it would be, just about zero! There is a little muzzle rise, but it's slow and gentle, on 22.5X at 100yds I can see the bullet impact the paper. Just hold and slowly squeeze the 2oz Jewel and sure enough, a nice 17 cal hole appears! It will be a phenomenal view, even at the higher scope power settings, if I want to zoom in on a PD at fairly close range to pick which flea I'm going to shoot off of him, I can do so. And NOT have to back off the scope power. I've gotten hooked on seeing the bullets impact from shooting my 17VHA. Redmist Like.

I think it wants to shoot also. These were shots 3-5, after getting it on paper. I'm pretty sure I coated this bore with the Dyna-Tek Bore Coat ( Have to check my notes, I'm slowly catching up with Hog and Waska re: CRS...of course I actually HAVE a job, so am busier..) The rain picked back up so I had to retreat since I don't even have primer on it yet.

Unfired 17 FB case right, fire-formed 17/23 SMc left. I really like this chambering for the increased performance over the 17FB and the lack of brass movement. In my walking rifle, a CZ in 17/23 Smc, I can go 3-4 firings just using a Lee Collet Neck die for resizing. A huge advantage, IMO.
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All in all , it was a successful debut. With the view destroying recoil enervated , my major goal was attained. Now to do some final mods, fit a wood cheek piece, trigger guard, paint etc..
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Re: Stock from scratch

Postby Virginian » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:40 am

Redmist has gone Medieval on varmints! :geek:

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Re: Stock from scratch

Postby SShooterZ » Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:14 pm

Hey Misty, saw this on the Clay Spencer site and thought of you...

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Looks like it might become a popular option among shooters after all. :)

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Re: Stock from scratch

Postby RedMist » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:55 am

Dang!! That solid aluminum stock is bada$$ !! I wonder if anyone has the mill program to turn out a few of those, I bet that's a hummer!
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Re: Stock from scratch

Postby Virginian » Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:06 pm

RedMist wrote:Dang!! That solid aluminum stock is bada$$ !! I wonder if anyone has the mill program to turn out a few of those, I bet that's a hummer!


Clay Spencer did. He has incredible milling machines in his shop. He was having health issues but you might want to give him a call.

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Re: Stock from scratch

Postby RedMist » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:45 am

Finally made some time to get the trigger guard done. Found a scrap piece and shaped it on the anvil a bit. Not try to get super fancy, I just need to get it done!

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Welded it in place.

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Had a buddy help me put a taper on the bottom of the stock. It was flat previously, which tracks nice, but lacks the versatility for varmint shooting in the field, I move the rifle fore and aft to get elevation changes instead of messing with the front rest every time. We'll see how I like it during testing.

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Maybe I can get it cleaned up today and get a coat of primer on it.
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Re: Stock from scratch

Postby Virginian » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:21 am

It's coming along nicely.
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Re: Stock from scratch

Postby SShooterZ » Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:09 pm

Almost looks from the picture, might be the angle though, that the trigger would hit the trigger guard.

How much clearance to you have?


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