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Bolt Action Specialty Pistol Build - Range Report #171088 06/19/2016 3:03 PM
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.308 Winchester
Remington 700 (Bare Receiver - Non Designated)
Take Off Remington 700 .308 Win barrel w/ 1-12" twist cut to 15.75" in length
Choate Ultimate Varmint Stock Modified to Pistol Stock
Timney Trigger (2 pounds)
MARS Rail
Warne Rings
Weaver 2.5-8x Pistol Scope







Hit the range this afternoon to test the accuracy and zero before I coat the stock with Brownell's AlumaHyde II Epoxy Paint.

Federal 168gr Gold Metal Match


Federal 175gr Gold Metal Match


Hornady TAP 168gr A-Max


100yard Zero with the Hornady TAP 168gr A-Max = 3" High @ 100 Yards


Video of Recoil with the Hornady Factory Ammo
http://vid26.photobucket.com/albums/c106...zpsofhpmwoh.mp4

The gun shoots very well for a Take-Off barrel and a slow twist. I'm rather pleased for what little I have in the gun. Sort of a spur of the moment parts gun.

I was initially going to thread the barrel and I may eventually do so. But, it's not at the moment. I actually shot the pistol mostly left handed and ran the bolt with my right hand today. Been awhile since I've shot a SP with a bi-pod and now I remember why I don't like the bounce that results. A brake will assuredly help with that. I've been spoiled with field rests and heavy bench rests.

I'll lighten the trigger more when I take it apart to coat the stock. The scope is a good hunting scope, which this gun is purpose built for. A little light powered for target work, but it suited fine.

I'm pretty happy with the build and plan to hammer some hogs in the near future with her.


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Re: Bolt Action Specialty Pistol Build - Range Report [Re: Zee] #171090 06/20/2016 12:49 AM
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Great looking and shooting rig you have there! Surprised that shoots the 178grain bullet so well with that twist rate. That should put some bacon on the table for sure! Keep posted on your success with it! Good luck!


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Re: Bolt Action Specialty Pistol Build - Range Report [Re: lagbolt44] #171095 06/20/2016 3:11 AM
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Dead pig!!


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Re: Bolt Action Specialty Pistol Build - Range Report [Re: Zee] #171097 06/20/2016 6:12 AM
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That sure didn't take long!
WTG!!!!


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Re: Bolt Action Specialty Pistol Build - Range Report [Re: Ernie] #171192 06/25/2016 12:45 PM
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Nice build!
The Choate stock looks to have worked out pretty well. That should have helped keep the expense down.
Chopping a take off rifle barrel should also have helped keep it cheaper. It looks like it will be a shooter also.
Keep us posted.

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Re: Bolt Action Specialty Pistol Build - Range Report [Re: Bob Roach] #171196 06/25/2016 2:32 PM
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Yeah, this was somewhat of a budget build. Just to see if all the pieces parts would work well together.

It appears they did.



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Re: Bolt Action Specialty Pistol Build - Range Report [Re: Zee] #171226 06/26/2016 1:08 PM
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That Choate stock being made of solid plastic was a natural to rework. We have an old Ultimate Sniper stock reworked with lots of Epoxy Fill. We reworked it for an old Russian Vostok 22 LR Target Rifle project, making it Left Hand friendly. The Varmint stock is a better design.

I would think a brake would help it. I am sure it is way to loud to shoot without hearing protection anyway. So the added noise should not be a problem.

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Re: Bolt Action Specialty Pistol Build - Range Report [Re: Bob Roach] #171227 06/26/2016 1:21 PM
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I was originally going to brake the gun and may still do it at some point. But, the recoil isn't bad at all, though. So, while a brake would be nice, it isn't necessary.


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Re: Bolt Action Specialty Pistol Build - Range Report [Re: Zee] #171244 06/27/2016 3:05 AM
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The video did not look like it was recoiling badly at all. I would have thought a 308 handgun would be fairly nasty to shoot. It looked to recoil straight back instead of flipping the muzzle up.

Bob


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Re: Bolt Action Specialty Pistol Build - Range Report [Re: Bob Roach] #171254 06/28/2016 1:33 AM
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She shoots !!!!

Re: Bolt Action Specialty Pistol Build - Range Report [Re: racksmasher1] #171357 07/03/2016 2:18 AM
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Finished her up today.



Coated the stock with three colors of AlumaHyde II and set the Timney Trigger to 1.25 pounds of pull. A final zero and she will be good to go.


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Looking sharp!


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That's pretty cool looking.


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Re: Bolt Action Specialty Pistol Build - Range Report [Re: Chance Weldon] #176194 12/10/2016 7:24 AM
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Nicely done!!! DADDY LIKE....


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Did you end up putting a brake on this SP?


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Re: Bolt Action Specialty Pistol Build - Range Report [Re: TXBRASS] #177215 01/09/2017 3:31 PM
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No.

Maybe in the future. But, currently.......I'm fine without one.


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I have a Remington 700ML.

Would love to do this same project with it. I'm not aware of any law that would preclude one from taking a Blackpowder Rifle to Blackpowder Pistol.

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