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    My .223AI projects are nearing completion. I still need to do some minor tweaking: bedding, trigger swaps, M1 turrets, and a bolt knob & different rings on the heavyweight. But, otherwise, they are shootable:


    Specs for the heavyweight:
    Stainless 700 action (started life as a .204 Ruger)
    McM A5 stock, ADL-Style, 40/30/30: white, lt gray, black
    Pac-Nor 3-groove, 8-twist, std Rem varmint contour, finished at 22"
    Leupold VX-II 6-18x, EGW 20-MOA base, Warne QD rings (for now)
    Jewel Trigger
    Williams SS trigger guard
    Weight: 10# 12 oz.



    Specs for the sporter:
    Stainless 700 action (started life as a .221 Fireball)
    McM Classic stock, ADL-style , 70/30: white, black
    Bartlein 5R rifling, 8-twist barrel with flutes, finished at 22"
    Leupold 3.5-10x with an M1 elevation treatment, sitting in Talley LW's
    Rifle Basix Trigger
    Williams SS trigger guard
    Weight: 7# 14oz

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    Looking good dan. I have a couple logs on the fire myself this year. Hopefully they will turn out as good as yours have.

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    Those are a couple of sweet rifles! Should be ideal for busting some coyotes.
    Who did the barrel work and how do they shoot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowwolfe View Post
    how do they shoot?
    I haven't had a chance to shoot the heavy barrel yet, but the sporter rifle shoots very well. Five-shot groups under 1/2-inch are routine, with the variety of bullets I've tried between 50 and 75 grains. I've had great accuracy with Benchmark, H335, and TAC powders. Remington 7-1/2 primers continue to be my favorites for the .223's I own.

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    Dan

    We talked awhile back. Hope to see the brown box on my front steps when I get home (no, won't tell you fellas where I live)

    Box will have my
    -Barreled 700 rem action, trued
    -Hart number 3 barrel in 300 WM, 25 inches
    -Just got the High Tech stock
    -kick ez pad
    -talleys
    -rifle basix trigger
    -thinking of getting the bolt fluted
    -Duracoat the whole thing

    Getting another project tweaked, and start working a load up for it, its been a problem child

    -rem SA 700, shile barrel, 7-08, and pretty much the same as above

    additionally I'm going to get it recrowned, and just finished up putting some pillars in it.

    Sad though, think I'll finish both these up before winter is done, most likely just look for a couple more projects and try to keep from working on the house,

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    Sound like nice rifles, youngtrout. Be sure to post pics, when you get 'er put together. Better yet, we'll have to meet up at the range sometime and pop some primers. I'd like to see those.

    My factory Ti has a fluted bolt. I dig the look.

    I put off my previous weekend plans for the opportunity to shoot the "chunk" this weekend. I was mostly fire-forming brass and shooting clays. Good times!

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    Great looking rifles Dan!

    I just finished mounting a scope on my wifes .223 bolt action. Its a 700 tactical with the factory heavy barrel. Her A5 should be in around Christmas, and I'm going to set it up with a detachable box mag. It is going to be identical to my .308 so we can use it as a "trainer".

    Here's a picture of the .308





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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan in Alaska View Post
    My factory Ti has a fluted bolt. I dig the look.
    Very nice Dan. Hey, I've been drooling since the Ti was put on the market. What caliber did choose in the Ti?
    Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.

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    I bought a used Ti off this forum in 7mm-08. I picked it up for a sheep hunt, and promptly fell in love with it. It wears a Leupold 2-7x in Talley LW mounts, and it shoots the 120gr TSX's very well.

    Remington really screwed up when they "upgraded" the Ti and came out with the new Alaskan version. The new Ti is heavier and more expensive than the original. Where's the upgrade?

    If you can't find a used Ti, the Kimber Montana makes for a decent substitution. I've got one in .223, and it's as svelt as they come.

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    Thanks Dan, I'd like to take a look at that Ti of yours sometime when I'm in Anchorage. I haven't quite decided which caliber I need but I'll get it figured out soon.
    Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.

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