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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:


Care to ballpark what you have in the setup, minus optics?


Minus scope and my labor, around $3250.
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

The origin of these 2 rifles began last fall when my brother, his business partner and I were hunting in south Texas. One morning at breakfast, my brother asked me if I'd build him a rifle. As I was discussing what he wanted and how much he was willing to spend, I began narrowing down a component list that I felt would best satisfy his needs and the compromises he was willing to make, since a couple of his wants kinda conflicted with each other. One aesthetic thing he mentioned was that he liked the look of spiral fluted bolts. He also wanted a combination LR precision rifle and hunting rifle that wasn't "too" heavy that he could take elk hunting. This led to the decision to not go too heavy on barrel contour, the selection of .300 Win Mag, a stock that was a good hybrid of tactical & hunting styles, sloped rail, capable tactical style scope that was also not "too" heavy, etc. My brother's business partner decided on the spot that he too would like a rifle setup the same way, so what started out as a casual conversation with my brother turned into a request to build 2 rifles. I seem to have some kind of mystical force that causes folks who hang around me for more than a few minutes to suddenly have the urge to buy more guns. Or so I've been told.

Anyway, given the above requirements, the Defiance Deviant Tactical action was selected for 4 main reasons:
- It had the fluted bolt he wanted
- It has integral, machined-in 20 MOA rail and integral recoil lug, which are obviously superior to separate components.
- It's a damn good, extremely well-machined action with slick bolt operation, well finished with no discernible tool marks anywhere.

And most importantly....

- Southern Precision Rifles happened to have 2 RH Deviant Tac actions in stock, with no wait. Given they wanted to hunt with these rifles this fall sealed the deal.

Most all the custom actions are very nice, and it's hard to go wrong with any of them. I have at least 1 action from most of the major players and have been very pleased with all. I like the Defiance actions better than most for a hardcore LR precision rig due mainly due to the integral rail and recoil lug, which really makes for a stiff action.


This in red is true and for some odd reason's creamed corn.. Odd

The fluting on the bolt works my OCD...It is fluted backwards or so it seems.. Nothing major as they ARE the best on the market at this point in time.

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Admit it, you just enjoy saying "creamed corn..."

I never gave much thought to the spiral flute direction, but now that you mention it, it is backwards from some other actions.
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Crap! Not only is Ted a gun salesman, but he's a custom rifle builder to boot.
Either I need to go visit Ted or avoid him like the plague.

REALLY nice job on those rifles Ted.

You and bigdaddy ever discussed going into business together?
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

The origin of these 2 rifles began last fall when my brother, his business partner and I were hunting in south Texas. One morning at breakfast, my brother asked me if I'd build him a rifle. As I was discussing what he wanted and how much he was willing to spend, I began narrowing down a component list that I felt would best satisfy his needs and the compromises he was willing to make, since a couple of his wants kinda conflicted with each other. One aesthetic thing he mentioned was that he liked the look of spiral fluted bolts. He also wanted a combination LR precision rifle and hunting rifle that wasn't "too" heavy that he could take elk hunting. This led to the decision to not go too heavy on barrel contour, the selection of .300 Win Mag, a stock that was a good hybrid of tactical & hunting styles, sloped rail, capable tactical style scope that was also not "too" heavy, etc. My brother's business partner decided on the spot that he too would like a rifle setup the same way, so what started out as a casual conversation with my brother turned into a request to build 2 rifles. I seem to have some kind of mystical force that causes folks who hang around me for more than a few minutes to suddenly have the urge to buy more guns. Or so I've been told.

Anyway, given the above requirements, the Defiance Deviant Tactical action was selected for 4 main reasons:
- It had the fluted bolt he wanted
- It has integral, machined-in 20 MOA rail and integral recoil lug, which are obviously superior to separate components.
- It's a damn good, extremely well-machined action with slick bolt operation, well finished with no discernible tool marks anywhere.

And most importantly....

- Southern Precision Rifles happened to have 2 RH Deviant Tac actions in stock, with no wait. Given they wanted to hunt with these rifles this fall sealed the deal.

Most all the custom actions are very nice, and it's hard to go wrong with any of them. I have at least 1 action from most of the major players and have been very pleased with all. I like the Defiance actions better than most for a hardcore LR precision rig due mainly due to the integral rail and recoil lug, which really makes for a stiff action.

Thank you.
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Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

Introducing the Twins. Cooper Jackson Squirrels





Top is the new .22 RF andlower is .17 HMR.
The theory is that if they look like each other the wife will not realize what has happened.







I wasn't jealous until I realized the bolt handles are on the correct side.
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I have always admired the Cooper rifles.  I think those are the best looking rimfires I've ever seen.
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Coopers are beautiful rifles, but what impresses me is performance. I got to look at some Coopers in a gun shop in western Ky., each came with a 100yd target with a 5 round group fired from that rifle. Almost every target had a one hole group. I was impressed.
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Performance is always the #1 "quality" of a rifle... but it doesn't hurt if it looks good while doing its job.

Who would you rather see washing cars in a bikini... Roseanne or Paris Hilton???  I'm certain they could both wash the car...

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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Performance is always the #1 "quality" of a rifle... but it doesn't hurt if it looks good while doing its job.

Who would you rather see washing cars in a bikini... Roseanne or Paris Hilton???  I'm certain they could both wash the car...

Depends on if I came to get a clean car, or watch my car get washed.
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Performance is always the #1 "quality" of a rifle... but it doesn't hurt if it looks good while doing its job.

Who would you rather see washing cars in a bikini... Roseanne or Paris Hilton???  I'm certain they could both wash the car...

Depends on if I came to get a clean car, or watch my car get washed.

You've obviously never seen Paris Hilton's carwash commercial...


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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Performance is always the #1 "quality" of a rifle... but it doesn't hurt if it looks good while doing its job.

Who would you rather see washing cars in a bikini... Roseanne or Paris Hilton???  I'm certain they could both wash the car...

Depends on if I came to get a clean car, or watch my car get washed.

You've obviously never seen Paris Hilton's carwash commercial...


Yep, I've seen it. I'd be in line to watch my car get washed daily if she was washing it. Who cares if it's clean, as long as she gets wetNaughty
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Coopers are beautiful rifles, but what impresses me is performance. I got to look at some Coopers in a gun shop in western Ky., each came with a 100yd target with a 5 round group fired from that rifle. Almost every target had a one hole group. I was impressed.


Actually, those Cooper test targets are fired at only 50 yards, as that's the max distance they can get inside their facility. That takes nothing away from their quality, beauty, and usual excellent accuracy, though those test targets are a bit misleading.
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It's been a long time since I was at that dealer's store, but knowing they were fired at 50yds makes a big difference.
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Coopers are beautiful rifles, but what impresses me is performance. I got to look at some Coopers in a gun shop in western Ky., each came with a 100yd target with a 5 round group fired from that rifle. Almost every target had a one hole group. I was impressed.


Actually, those Cooper test targets are fired at only 50 yards, as that's the max distance they can get inside their facility. That takes nothing away from their quality, beauty, and usual excellent accuracy, though those test targets are a bit misleading.

Interesting. My local Cooper dealer has always told me they are fired at 100yds. But I find the 50yd more plausible since they don't specify a distance.
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(The now famous 1/2" at 100 yards Cooper Firearms of Montana, Inc. accuracy guarantee for center fire rifles began in 1998 with the introduction of the “Varminter” in Models 21 and 22. Soon after, the Montana Varminter became an instant classic.)
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This 1/2' is interpolated from the 50 Yard target. Wink
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