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Old March 18th, 2017, 07:57 PM   #1831
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The latest Saga

Well, been spending more time wrenching and here are my 2 latest efforts. The first is a .25-45 sharps that is my wifes that I built. Its the 2nd 25-45 in our collection. I was that pleased with it. I had originally planned this as an a1 clone. Well when I received the barrel from sharps, the gas block area is 1". Its only long enough for a short gas block like the yhm. I needed 1.5" at a minimum to use the standard .750 fsb. The way it was machined as a light profile, just would not work. So I went back to the drawing board. I ordered a 12.5 yhm diamond free float, and set of trroy irons. I had some troy rail covers laying around, so used them. This rifle is light, 20" stainless barrel. Its still a work in progress, the muzzle device has not come in yet, and unsure what optic it will get, but its going good so far.






The second I helped a friend put his rifle on a diet. The rifle is a delton sport in 5.56. Well after removing 3.5 lbs of crap, the foregrip, utg rail, steel gas block, and other accessories this rifle is far lighter. I reinstalled the original a2 fsb, with a triangle hard cap. Swapped the grip for a miad. The factory stock got replaced with a xm177 style stock. I added an ambi sling adapter end plate. The handguards are fulton armory a1 shorty triangles. I added a troy rear di optic folding sight, and vortex strikefire II bright red. Also did a midwest front sight post rail, and colorfill to top it off. Swapped the standard trigger guard for a moe. Much lighter, and far more functional. He was happy with the results. It now is a skinny chick!



Enjoy, more projects are in the works.




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Old March 22nd, 2017, 07:20 PM   #1832
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Well, finally got range time on the 243 win version 2 yesterday. Ran into a hiccup, had a stove piping issue. Maybe 30 out of the 65 I fired. After inspection of the brass today its apparent that I am gonna have to buy an adjustable gas block and turn down the gas. The stove piping issue is directly related to it, also found 2 popped primers, and several primers that had backed out. I found 4 or 5 with bent rims from the extractor, all tales tale signs of the over gass, or case trying to extract before it has contracted from firing. Seen that before in version 1. The port on the shilen is .080" So gonna order a new sentry S7 clamp on click adjustable gas block and tune it. I can say that with that small amount of rounds fired during break in and boresnaking that at 50 yards it was shooting 1 hole. At 100, it was around 1 moa with 95 grain sierra tipped matchkings being pushed by imr 4831. No broken tips, or bullet setback as with version 1. So I am on the right track, with the shilen. I cannot wait to see what it will do after 150 to 200 rounds and gas being tuned. I plan to experiment with the 105 and 107 bthp's again. 1n8 twist should be better suited.
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Well, finally got range time on the 243 win version 2 yesterday. Ran into a hiccup, had a stove piping issue. Maybe 30 out of the 65 I fired. After inspection of the brass today its apparent that I am gonna have to buy an adjustable gas block and turn down the gas. The stove piping issue is directly related to it, also found 2 popped primers, and several primers that had backed out. I found 4 or 5 with bent rims from the extractor, all tales tale signs of the over gass, or case trying to extract before it has contracted from firing. Seen that before in version 1. The port on the shilen is .080" So gonna order a new sentry S7 clamp on click adjustable gas block and tune it. I can say that with that small amount of rounds fired during break in and boresnaking that at 50 yards it was shooting 1 hole. At 100, it was around 1 moa with 95 grain sierra tipped matchkings being pushed by imr 4831. No broken tips, or bullet setback as with version 1. So I am on the right track, with the shilen. I cannot wait to see what it will do after 150 to 200 rounds and gas being tuned. I plan to experiment with the 105 and 107 bthp's again. 1n8 twist should be better suited.
Sounds like progress!

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Old April 5th, 2017, 05:00 PM   #1834
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Yep, after the range session today, and install of the sentry S7 adjustable gas block, adjusting it to setting 5, rifle runs like a Cadillac. No issues what so ever. It does seem to like the sierra 95 grain tipped match king the best at 1moa at 100. The 107 nosler competition bthp was producing 2 moa, not as good as the tmk. So I am gonna experiment with bullets to see if I can improve the groups.

The wifes 308 produced 1moa or better with the 168 smk at 2650 fps. The redfield 3x9x42 battlezone with the 308 turret works awesome. Not bad for a rifle with a milspec 7lb trigger. So progress is being made.
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Here's the progress on my 22 Nosler.

Finally decided on a Battle Arms Development Rail along with a Geissele gas block.

Still needs optics, but looks much better this way.





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Yep, looks good, sure its gonna be accurate too.
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When I purchased it, it had a pretty whack rattle can paint job.



Here's how it looks now.



This is how I did with it the first time on the 100yd range. Just bore sighted at 50 yds and let em fly.


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Old April 21st, 2017, 05:26 PM   #1838
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The latest addition to my arsenal. I said I was planning to go bigger, so I did. I built a 338 federal on a fulton armory titan gen 2 receiver set. Specs below.



I had the ejection port cover done to match the federal ammuntion logo, and identify it as a 338, courtesy of LEO Armory.



Here is the difference in ammo 308win, 338 fed, 358 win.



The reason I choose this round is, it matches the power of the 7mm rem mag out to 400 yards, in a non magnum short action. It can shoot from a 160 to a 225 grain bullet, and has plenty of kinetic energy some equal with the 30.06, 7mm mag, and others. I resize my 308 brass to 338 which is readily available, and cheap, and uses alot of the same powders as the .223 remington like h335, benchmark, varget etc. I have loaded 100 rounds of 200 grain hornady sst's for testing.

The rifle has the following parts...

Custom ordered Bhw standard profile hbar 20" black shot peened 338 federal chamber 1n10" twist. Threaded 5/824.

KAK double extractor bolt carrier group melonite.
Muzzle brake bored to .390" for bullet clearance.
Rock river 2 stage varmint trigger 3.5lb
Fulton armory titan upper and lower matched set.
Bcm gunfighter large charging handle.
KAK a2 black stock with lr308 buffer and spring
Magpul moe plus grip.
Midwest gen 2 SS 15" free floated rail.
Midwest low profile front and rear sights.
Yhm 1/2 risers, weaver tactical 6 hole rings
Nikon 3x9x50 bdc
Has a yhm low pro gas block, will be switched soon to a SLR Sentry S7 adjustable.
Mixture of other parts.

So I am happy with how it turned out, hope the range trip proves my suspicions positive. Enjoy!
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Looks great, Tacky! I think your custom-ordered ejection port covers are a great idea.
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Looks great, Tacky! I think your custom-ordered ejection port covers are a great idea.
Thanks TD, yes the covers come in handy since I own several that are built on the lr308 platform, but are other calibers like the 338, and 243 win. It adds a bit of character, and identifies what caliber it is for safety. Same goes with the the ar15 platforms i have that are not 5.56, like the 6.8spc , 6.5 grendel, 25-45 sharps etc.

I am ready to try this rifle out though.
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Looking good Tacky! I too like the dust cover.
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Here is another pic of the 338 to add.

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Mine is nothing special,it's just a plain Ruger AR-556,no modification at all.
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I built an AR pistol to keep in my trunk, but breaking it down for storage was never satisfactory.

And with ATFs clarification of "making or remaking" a stock, my modified Shockwave Blade was no longer ideal, either.

I gotta say, so far I'm impressed.
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I like it, I too have looked at the folding adapter for one of my projects, however they are pricey. Gonna catch them on sale. But it looks great, good job.
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