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I took about 8 months but, I finally got the S&W 1500 .338-06 finished.  Sent the action off to E. R. Shaw and had them remove the original .270 W.C.F. barrel and replace it with a 24" #2 1/2 contour barrel.  Did the metal prep myself.  Kenneth at El Dorado Pawn & Gun blued it for me.  Refinished the floorplate and trigger guard using Birchwood Casey's Aluminum Blue.  Floated the barrel (had to redo the channel for the heavier contour anyway), recontoured the bottom edge of the cheek peice, and refinished the stock with a traditional Tung Oil finish (I don't know how many coats (I lost count)).  Topped it off with a Burris Fullfield 3.5x10x50 in Leupold Dual Dovetail bases and rings and now I just gotta load up some ammo and get it to the range. 
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Good work Chris, it looks great! Let us now how it shoots.

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that looks pretty nice.
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NICE!!!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing.
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Very sharp looking stick
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Cool caliber.  I just got a 338 Fed.
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Very nice rifle!
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Well done

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Looks very nice.  I like the .338-06.

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Very nice.... Excellent
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This caliber (.338-06) always seemed to me to make a lot of sense.  Hope it does everything you're looking for.
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Nice job. Let us know how she shoots.
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After all that work on the gun if your tired and need someone else to test the loads, just send it this way, I'll take care of it for you lol
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Very nice work indeed. You should feel proud. Hope she's a shooter.
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  Thunbs Up Thunbs Up   Gotta luv those Howas!
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Originally posted by Longhunter Longhunter wrote:

This caliber (.338-06) always seemed to me to make a lot of sense.  Hope it does everything you're looking for.

makes more sense than the 30-06 does for sure, really you could eliminate the 30-06 and the .270 from the line up and it would be good with 25-06 .280 .338-06 and 35 whelen.

what do you think of that wayne van zwoll?Bucky
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Loco   now you've crossed the line pyro!!  Hung    Baseball Bat
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That is a beauty for sure. Please post a report when you get it too the range, we are all interested in how she shoots! Is that the original stock? If it is, what did you use to strip the original finish?
 
Best of luck on the shooting trip!
 
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

Originally posted by Longhunter Longhunter wrote:

This caliber (.338-06) always seemed to me to make a lot of sense.  Hope it does everything you're looking for.

makes more sense than the 30-06 does for sure, really you could eliminate the 30-06 and the .270 from the line up and it would be good with 25-06 .280 .338-06 and 35 whelen.

what do you think of that wayne van zwoll?Bucky
 
Pyro, we don't really need any of those, all we need is a 220 Swift/22-250 Rem and a 375!!! LOL Wouldn't be as much fun though, would it?
 
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Originally posted by Texas Texas wrote:

Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

Originally posted by Longhunter Longhunter wrote:

This caliber (.338-06) always seemed to me to make a lot of sense.  Hope it does everything you're looking for.

makes more sense than the 30-06 does for sure, really you could eliminate the 30-06 and the .270 from the line up and it would be good with 25-06 .280 .338-06 and 35 whelen.

what do you think of that wayne van zwoll?Bucky
 
Pyro, we don't really need any of those, all we need is a 220 Swift/22-250 Rem and a 375!!! LOL Wouldn't be as much fun though, would it?
 
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you know what Tex, i guess thats a great way to think, and i wont argue that at all since i have a .375H&H and a 22-250.
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Looks terrific and I bet you had great fun doing it.  Projects like this really are something to be proud of.
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Pretty gun. You'd better keep it in the safe or it may get dinged.
 
Just kidding...  Wink
 
So do you have to reload or is there any .338-06 commercially available?
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Originally posted by davelandefeld davelandefeld wrote:

Pretty gun. You'd better keep it in the safe or it may get dinged.
 
Just kidding...  Wink
 
So do you have to reload or is there any .338-06 commercially available?
 
Only commercial ammo available I know of is Weatherby Manf. and they want an exorbitant price for it.  I have dies and some reformed .35 Whelen cases.  Now I just have to work up a load.  Gonna try Hornady 200g SP's for starters.  Should have some results in the next week or two.
 
Thanks to all.  Yes it was fun.  Took a lot longer than I'd originally planned.  My 13 y.o. daughter came to live with my wife and I full time (we got custody) right after I sent it to E.R. Shaw.  All the free time after work I used to have has been consumed by a teenage girl; play practice (Jr. High version of Grease), cheer clinics, dance, and gymnastics.  I did dodge one bullet...she didn't make the cheer squad; I'm sad for her but my wallet's happy.
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[QUOTE=magshooter1Took a lot longer than I'd originally planned.  My 13 y.o. daughter came to live with my wife and I full time ....  All the free time after work I used to have has been consumed by a teenage girl; play practice (Jr. High version of Grease), cheer clinics, dance, and gymnastics.  I did dodge one bullet...she didn't make the cheer squad; I'm sad for her but my wallet's happy./QUOTE]
 
She will find something to replace cheer, trust me!
 
I have two daughters at home, one 13 and one 16. They are both quite active. Believe me when I say, your wallet will suffer the death of a thousand cuts over the next few years. LOL it is worth it, though!
 
I use the time when the girls are doing their activities to get my gun time in, you just have to take advantage of each free minute you can. It is all good!
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