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Over the last couple years I have slowly gotten into gun smithing, minus barrel work, as I do not own a lathe, which I hope to acquire in the next couple years when I have the money and space.  I have not had to, but I am quite sure I could chamber a blank barrel with a clymer hand tool.  The problem comes when trying to get the correct headspace and stamping to appear just above the stock line as it sits in the barrel.  Thats why I need the lathe.  I am trying to concentrate on custom and semi-custom rifles as well as accurizing rifles as a sideline hobby/job.  The rig I put together above probably took about, or at least close to 50 man hours and maybe 75 or more.  I did not count.  I have another Parker Hale action that is ready to go.  300 Win. Mag.  But, I am going to wait for hunting season to end, because if I don't, I will get the bug and find myself in the shop at every extra moment I have.  It becomes addicting.  But love it.  Its fun and relaxing.

Edited by Dolphin - November/29/2007 at 11:36
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You take nice outdoor pics, too, D!
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DAMN, Dolphin... give us a little more forewarning next time, buddy! Wink
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BTW -- nice rifle!  Did you end up getting your bear?
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Sorry for the scary picture.  Not exactly pretty.  No, we got skunked.  I think one of the smallest bears in the county came out in front of me at about 100 yards up a path and then crossed in front of the stand my nephew was in.  He came out the next day in front of my nephew's stand and stood up and heard a gun shot from a distance and then ran and stood right next to the tree the stand was on for several minutes.  All 80 to 100 lbs. of him.  The guys running dogs next to our property bayed a bear on our land and one of their teenagers shot the bear before we could get through some of the toughest woods I have seen in awhile.  Said one of his Walkers was under it.  Anyway, after the first group got to them, they shot it with a 500 S&W in the head.  Weighed a little over 200 lbs. by estimate.  We are going back in December.
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

You take nice outdoor pics, too, D!
Thanks.  I have any extensive camera collection to include many Nikon and Olympus SLRs and 2 Nikon DSLRs and 3 Olympus DSLRs.  But this was shot with my Casio 7 mega pixel subcompact that I take with me hunting.  It is simple to use and takes great pictures and was relatively inexpensive.
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Originally posted by Dolphin Dolphin wrote:

Nice job, we won't tell pyro6999 that it is a .270 Winchester.
 
to late i caught you yesterday with it, but since its you i wont give you a hard time
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Oh come on pryo, I was just waiting for a good comment.  I always get a good laugh and learn something from it at the same time. Big%20smile
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I hope you get one Dolphin, Better luck in the future.
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Chris Farris' and Chris Farris' II guns. They are identical 6.5 284's done by Rifles Inc. Made light with short barrels for Texas hunting. Topped off with Talley rings and a Swarovski 3-9 all with Tiger Stripe Camo. The only difference is the DOB engraved on the receiver after our names.

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NICE !!!! REAL NICE !!!! Thumbs%20Up I prefer to mount my bipods the same way. I hate for recoil to collapse the legs. Angry
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I have one thats about to get the same paint. looks good guy's
 
 
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savage 10fp 223. bushnell 3200 7-21x40. harris. duramaxx . 
 
abolts. 300win mag.  zeiss vm/v 3-12x56
            270 wsm. conquest 4.5-14x44
 
            
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nice collection i like the carbon fiber christiansen arms barrel on the 300 that sweet
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my other rigs. 20 and 16 bushmasters
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well since the cat's allready out of the bag, .... i'm having a hard time giving this one up, it's like giving away one of your children ...lol... but i realy want that DPMS AR -.308 .
 
a few details - doublestar lower / bushmaster upper with 16" freefloating fluted HBAR match barrel, PRI carbon fiber front, YHM bipod adapter, chip mc cormic single stage match trigger group, magpul PRS stock,houge grip, arms rear flip up/troy industries front, phantom 2 flash NM bolt and carrier ,  a milled front sight/gas block , and about a year and a half of build time and money............. oll of this is topped off with a $50 cheap a$$ russian 4x scope ....lol... ok i'm waiting on that SS variable ...  any clues on a release date yet ?


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and a few close-ups for ya as well
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Sinsir, here's what my DPMS looks like: LR-308 with 26" SS Bull Barrel

 
 
 
 
 
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And here's my weapon of choice Rem 700 5R Milspec:
 
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Nice stick, flyspy. That 5R a shooter?? Most are.
what scope rings on that gun? 
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That stick is a shooter!  The first 3 shot group at 100 yds I could cover with the back of a 308 shell.  It's my favorite rifle I have ever owned, and I even had some "customs."  I've got the leupold Mk4 rings on it.  They're THICK and heavy, so I have no doubt that they'll continue to be good.
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My selection of lever actions.  I just picked up the 45/70 XLR and have a 4200 Elite 1.5x6 ready for it .  I plan to go with Buffalo Bore loads and have the barrel shortend down to 20 inches. The stainless 336 wears a Nikon Monarch 2x7 and likes Hornady's Lever Evolution rounds .The Winchester 94 was a must have after they announced its demise.It isn't as consistent as the 336 , but certainly has a cool feel to it. It wears a Pentax Whitetails Unlimited with the twilight plex reticle. It really stands out against dark backgrounds. The Marlin 1895 SS is another 45/70 model. I had the joke of a recoil pad replaced with a Limbsaver. It wears a  Leupold vari-xIII 2.5-8 . I feed this one a regular diet of Buffalo Bore's 350 gr rounds at 2150 fps. Hits pretty hard at both ends( fun). Gotta get that white spacer off the pistol grip though.


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Great looking levers there Martin.
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Here is a few of the guns I am currently using.
HVA .358 Norma, switching betwen aimpoint, riflescope and opensights depending on range and use.
TRG 42 with the little Zeiss Mounted, a friend is trying it out at 850 meters.
He only shot 5 rounds and grouped them on 4", so he refused to shoot any more.
Alex Henry sidelock from 1913, when i use a shotgun it's often this, but sometimes my FN.
 
And last is the dog, the one on the picture is sold, but I have his older brother left.
Bastard betwen german short haired pointer and german hunting terrier.
Used for driven hunt to get the deers moving in the woods.
 
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