EDIT: Back in the game... FINALLY!

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Brad Y
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EDIT: Back in the game... FINALLY!

#1 Postby Brad Y » Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:18 pm

Its been a long time coming but theres light at the end of the tunnel. I should be back shooting in a few weeks when I return from overseas. A couple of pics to show off while it was being put together, will do final pics when Im back from vacation. To say Im keen to feel some recoil is a massive understatement.

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DenisA
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#2 Postby DenisA » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:37 pm

Brad that's looking AWSOME!...... and solid as. So jealous of the mill. I love making stocks, but hate trying to do a job with the wrong tools.

Where'd you get the blank from?

What it weigh in full dress without additional weight?

Top job mate.

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#3 Postby Norm » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:18 pm

Well done, great job.
If it shoots as good as it looks then it will be a winner.

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#4 Postby Cameron Mc » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:28 pm

DenisA wrote: So jealous of the mill. I love making stocks, but hate trying to do a job with the wrong tools.



What about a Mill for the workplace Denis :idea: :mrgreen:

Great job Brad :D

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#5 Postby DenisA » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:11 pm

Cam if I had the space in the workshop I would have already. That's said, who wants to spend their spare at work :D

Just noticed also Brad, glue in job!?

Brad Y
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#6 Postby Brad Y » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:50 pm

Thanks fellas

None of the machinery is mine, all done at mates place or at the LGS.

Its pillars and screw in with glass bedding. The timber is a structural hardwood laminate. No good for natural finishes but fine for paint. I did most of the shaping free hand with the grinder and did the inletting and straight edges on the mill.

I dont know finished weight yet, will know more when I get back and bolt it all together, scope and all. Its bloody heavy thats for sure, I wanted it that way and beefy around the action, and low profile and long wheelbase.

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#7 Postby Brad Y » Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:09 pm

Dodgy phone pics of the finished rifle. Shooting this sunday hopefully if the gunsmith brings it down to the range. I have 4 days to decide whether to gamble and enter the WA queens and hope its accurate and that the permit arrives by the end of the month, or not risk it and play it safe. Theres a bit of paint work to re do on the stock that chipped when breaking the action out of the bedding and I still have no idea of overall weight. The 28" barrel that has the flush muzzle weight on the end looks really short in the long wheelbase stock! Hopefully it tracks well with that setup.
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#8 Postby plumbs7 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:06 pm

Nice work Brad ! Could tell us what's under the Bonnet ? I see what looks like a Stolle Panda action ? What Cal ? What barrel ? Good luck if u shoot it at ur Queens ? Regards Graham.

Ps I see u have magnets on ur cheek piece !

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#9 Postby Brad Y » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:30 pm

Final specs

Pierce multiflat competition action LBRP
Pierce 20MOA rail
BAT scope rings
Nightforce comp 2014 FCR reticle
2x Maddco 7mm barrels both 284 Shehane
1x Maddco 6mm barrel 6BR
Kelbly competition trigger set at 2 ounces
Brownells vertically adjustable recoil pad
Custom long wheelbase stock with magnetic cheek piece made by myself and Brad at Southwest Firearms and Gunsmithing
All chambering work done by Courtney at Southwest Firearms and Gunsmithing

Im hoping it will be able to be used at the queens but its all going to depend on the WA licensing system. Im hopeful but the monday before the queens is going to be the cut off point so I can get ammo loaded in time.

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#10 Postby plumbs7 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:27 pm

Hi Brad sounds good . If it's not too much trouble , would you be able to share ur load developement ? Maybe some groups and velocity figures , photos etc ? Will understand if you say no . All good ! Regards Graham.

Ps I'm sure that was a Stolle ( what do I know hey? Lol!)

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#11 Postby Brad Y » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:11 pm

Will see how I go mate, its going to be rushed. I have two sessions at the range to do it before the queens and its going to be manic. Im a bit worried though, my application is due to be approved a day or two before the queens and my tip is Aus Post wont get a letter from perth to 2.5hrs south to Busselton in a couple of days. Ive just spent a few hours in the shed prepping new 6BR cases for the event.

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Re: EDIT: Back in the game... FINALLY!

#12 Postby Brad Y » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:12 pm

After a 7 week delay getting the permit (dont ask) the rifle is home in the safe.

I set her up quickly in the back yard to get a feel for it, and have done inital load development. First range session will be this weekend.
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#13 Postby Sam Walker » Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:03 pm

Looking great Brad, nice job on the freehand shaping 8)
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#14 Postby ecomeat » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:19 pm

Brad,
What is its "footprint" measurement ? Ie how far from the butt to the very front of the forend ?
Extreme accuracy and precision shooting at long range can be a very addictive pastime.

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Re: EDIT: Back in the game... FINALLY!

#15 Postby Brad Y » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:11 pm

Geez Tony I just got in from the shed and having it out and fondling it. Now its back in the safe and gunna stay there! Will get back to you with a measurement.


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