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« on: May 10, 2011, 12:08:26 AM »
  Always interesting to see the pictures of what other guys are running.

 This is an out of date pic of my main rig. Specs don't match the photo, but here they are.

   M700 BDL action, trued and squared by Accurate Action (also did the rest of the gunsmithing)
   Ron Smith gain twist finishing at 1-9, chambered for 6.5-06
   Factory remington DM bottom metal
   Timney Trigger
   PT&G fluted bolt, firing pin assembly and extractor
   Leupold VX3 4.5-14 CDS with dial calibrated to 129 gr SST's at 3000 FPS
   Bell and Carlson Medalist stock.

   

   The above specs are current, this is an older pic before I ponied up for the final bit of work. The stainless barrel is now bead blasted to a nice matte, and a matte bluing took well on the reciever. As well as the new bolt, complete with a different handle and badger bolt knob.

 

 

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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011, 01:33:13 AM »
Here is what I run.  It has interchangeable barrels and I run a 7mm stw, 375 h+h, 257 weatherby mag on it.
The cope stays on each barrel and with 2 screws the barrel pops on and off and the zero stays the same.  I am using it for my Leopard, Buffalo and plainsgame hunt in Africa next year and can hunt it all with the same gun and just switch barrels. 
The bolt is a push - pull system as well and is way faster than the other bolt guns out there.  Light weight and shoots half inch groups.  I put Kahels and swaros on for scopes
 http://www.blaser-usa.com/R-93-Characteristics.119.0.html?&L=peotegxpiwlmvf

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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011, 01:39:00 AM »
Here is what I run.  It has interchangeable barrels and I run a 7mm stw, 375 h+h, 257 weatherby mag on it.
The cope stays on each barrel and with 2 screws the barrel pops on and off and the zero stays the same.  I am using it for my Leopard, Buffalo and plainsgame hunt in Africa next year and can hunt it all with the same gun and just switch barrels. 
The bolt is a push - pull system as well and is way faster than the other bolt guns out there.  Light weight and shoots half inch groups.  I put Kahels and swaros on for scopes
 http://www.blaser-usa.com/R-93-Characteristics.119.0.html?&L=peotegxpiwlmvf

wicked package you got there
some awesome calibers to
375 is on my wishlist maybe momma bear will get me one for christmas this year

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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011, 06:19:41 PM »
hey swifty, good to  see you here, missed you  on the other hole, lee.
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011, 06:27:59 PM »
I've got 3 that fall into this catigory.

1st is my Remington 788 in 284 Win, all dressed in a MPI glass stock it tips the scales at 7lbs 10oz, that's with 3 rounds of ammo and a sling.



2nd is my 25'06 Sako, it sports a 25" RKS gain twist bbl, and the original stock.



3rd up is my latest built Custom, it's a 280AI built on a Rem 700CDL, it too sports a 25" RKS gain twist bbl, and the original stock/

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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2011, 07:52:20 PM »
Dick, what are your thoughts on the "gain twist"? I understand that Ron Smith is a spectacular builder of barrels, but what are the specific advantages of the gain twist? I understand there is an increase in velocity and possibly less fouling but do they offer additional bullet stabilization (accuracy) over a standard twist? Regards, Mike

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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2011, 11:50:53 PM »
Dick, what are your thoughts on the "gain twist"? I understand that Ron Smith is a spectacular builder of barrels, but what are the specific advantages of the gain twist? I understand there is an increase in velocity and possibly less fouling but do they offer additional bullet stabilization (accuracy) over a standard twist? Regards, Mike
I spoke to Ron about this exact thing yesterday. He said, you should get slightly more velocity and barrel life, and they shoot every bit aswell/ sometimes better then standard rifling. He also mentioned most guys that try them, order their future barrels with the gain twist.

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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2011, 11:54:49 PM »
I will have pictures for you Thursday or Friday.

I just had a 700 re-barrelled to .264 Win Mag.  Went with an 8" gain twist in a 26" #6 contour to throw those nice long 140 grain VLD's.  It is put into a Boyd's Prairie Hunter pepper laminated stock.  I had Bob blueprint the action and flute the barrel.
I went with a stainless bead blasted barrel and a blued action.  It will be wearing a 4.5-14x44 silver conquest with the rapid z800 in Leupold rings and bases.
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2011, 07:10:13 AM »
Dick, what are your thoughts on the "gain twist"? I understand that Ron Smith is a spectacular builder of barrels, but what are the specific advantages of the gain twist? I understand there is an increase in velocity and possibly less fouling but do they offer additional bullet stabilization (accuracy) over a standard twist? Regards, Mike
I spoke to Ron about this exact thing yesterday. He said, you should get slightly more velocity and barrel life, and they shoot every bit aswell/ sometimes better then standard rifling. He also mentioned most guys that try them, order their future barrels with the gain twist.

Thanks Double... that is pretty ironic!!

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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2011, 07:19:44 AM »
Maybe I don't undrstand gain twist. But it would seem that constantly enlarging the engraving on the bullet as it travels down the barrel couldn't help the barrel do any increases in speed, accuracy or barrel life?

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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2011, 08:31:50 AM »
Maybe I don't undrstand gain twist. But it would seem that constantly enlarging the engraving on the bullet as it travels down the barrel couldn't help the barrel do any increases in speed, accuracy or barrel life?

Barrel life seems pretty good, I've hot rodded well over 3000 rounds through my 25'06 and when we bore scoped the throat it looked a bit worn but fire cracking was minimal.

Accuracy with both my gain twist barrels is astounding, the 25'06 will throw 5 into 1.5" @ 350yds, and the 280AI seldom goes much over 2" at the same distance.

Believe it or not I have'nt chronied the 280AI yet, but the 25'06 is pretty fast. it likes 75's @ 3775fps, 85's @ 3790fps, 100's @ 3440fps, final twist is 1 in 11.5" so It does'nt like the heavy stuff.

I don't kow what Grandpa Smith does with those barrels but it sure is a nice thing to have.
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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2011, 08:41:19 AM »
First rifle is my long range rig:

6.5X47 Lapua shooting a 130Gr Berger VLD
Mcmillan A-5 stock
Stiller Tac-30 Action
Krieger 25" 1/8" twist barrel
Leupold 3.5-10X40



Second custom rifle is my everything else rifle, from Antelope to Zombies:

7X57 Ackley shooting a 150Gr Barnes TTSX
Mcmillan Hunters EDGE stock
Trued Remington stainless long action
Pac-Nor 23" 1/9" Twist #3 Fluted contour barrel
Leupold 3.5-10X40


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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2011, 11:23:40 AM »
i put alot of rons barrels on every year.they shoot well in either a gain twist or std. twist.the biggest difference is load developement.the gain twist barrels require alot less than the std twist on average.they also produce slightly more velocity over std twist.when asked what type of twist by a customer i will always recommend the gain twist unless there is a chance it may be cut shorter in the future.

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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2011, 05:09:17 PM »
Thanks for the info and sorry for the hijack guys. I was looking at a custom and the builder suggest the RKS gain twist. The information available was a bit confusing. Regards, Mike

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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2011, 08:18:23 AM »
I assume that you all know what a CZ452 HB looks like, so I don't see the need to post a pic. But, yesterday evening, I dropped a Timney trigger in it. Oh boy, is that ever a sweet trigger. Hopefully the lack of wind after work will allow me to shoot it. An anticipate even tighter grouping from an awesome .22 rimfire.

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« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2011, 03:14:25 AM »
My latest addition:



Put together by Bill Leeper.

-Pre 64 in .270 Winchester (1947 action)
-7 pounds 7 ounces as pictured above
-Legend edge stock, endura paint by Mitch Kendall.
-Action honed and massaged by Bill
-Post-64 type gas block installed to block the left raceway
-23" factory barrel turned down, bore and throat look new with Bill's standard recessed crown.
-Bolt stop built up and checkered
-Factory trigger a dead crisp 2 1/2 pounds
-Bottom metal is the early thin factory steel
-S&K rings and bases
-FXII 6X with LR reticle



Before paint:




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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2011, 03:57:47 AM »
Here is another by Leeper that recently stopped in for a visit:





I will let the owner tell the details...

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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2011, 06:07:47 AM »
I cannot as yet post pix, but, I have many custom rifles, most P-64 Mod. 70s and quite a number of others, which I hope to show here in the near future. I am just finishing a third P-64 Mod. 70 Fwt. in .270 Win., 1946 action, sts. Classic Fwt, tube and Micky Edge stock in the MKX pattern and it shoots lights out, with my favourite load of the 150NP over RE-22. One of my others, in a blind mag. Micky Hunter's Compact Edge with Brockman/Talley peep mounts and Zeiss Conquest 3x9x40 is an original P-64 Fwt. in .270Win., one of the pair of these I have and it weighs just under 7.5 lbs and it shoots better than my old eyes can see.

That very Legend stock was in my gunroom and the action came to the original owner from my closest friend, he and I have horsetraded Mod, 70s for about twenty years, after I convinced him to go "CRF" in his hunting/work rifles. He had a pair of Legends from Darcy and I was going to put them on my pair of P-64 originals in .300H&H and .375H&H, but, I also had a pair of Rimrock handles and prefer this design, so, Mitch hung those on my rifles and I just picked them up last week at the Kamloops show.

I have another four rifles at Martinis now and three more projects ready to finish as time and money permit and then I HOPE to sit back and enjoy my guns and hunting for another decade or so until I am ready to quit due to age and sell off what I have. This, is among the most fascinating, frustrating and costly hobbies a man can become obsessed with and yet, it gets you to get to know some of the best people, such as Mitch, Ralf Martini and his crew and guys like Duane Weibe and Darcy Echols in the US, just fine folks

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« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2011, 07:38:07 AM »
Here is another by Leeper that recently stopped in for a visit:





I will let the owner tell the details...
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- LH Winchester M70 CroMo action. Trued face, lugs, recesses, bridge, etc. Trigger worked very nicely.
- Williams Extractor
- 22" 1/10 twist SS Shilen Select Match turned down to true Featherwieght contour and chambered in 30-06 Springfield
- Bedded/floated in a McMillan Compact Hunters EDGE
- Williams Orberndorf bottom metal
- S&K rings/bases

The scope as pictured was just a temp, it now wears a VX3 2.5-8x36 duplex. Haven't had a chance to weigh it yet, but it balances and points perfectly.

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« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2011, 10:48:25 AM »
OK here's mine.  I started with an old 700 ADL.  I had Bob at Custom Gunworx blueprint the action.  It now wears a new 26", #6 contour, bead blasted SS barrel with a 1 in 8" gain twist.  It is chambered in .264 Win Mag.  He bedded it in a Boyd's Prairie Hunter  laminate stock.  The colour is grey pepper laminate. 

The trigger has been reworked to break at a very crisp and consistent 2lb 10oz.  I mounted a 4.5-14x44 Zeiss Conquest with the rapid z800 in Leupold dual dovetail rings.  The rig weighs 8lb 5oz naked and 9lb 13oz with the glass and mounts.









 
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