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Old 04-13-2014, 06:25 PM
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Default Gun Build: Savage Axis .30-06

Alright guys, I have decided to make a build log for this since I've gotten into a good bit now.

I bought this Savage Axis .30-06 off of a good buddy of mine, who bought it new but wasn't a huge fan of the recoil (the rifle was a featherweight, maybe 7-8 pounds if that). So I took it from there and plan on making it into something a bit more but keeping it on a pretty low budget...I want to learn long-distance shooting with this rifle in preparation for a more serious rifle build in 7mm rem magnum down the road, we shall see what comes of that though.

I plan on getting this dialed in and making ballistic cards for it (confirmed by chronograph and field-testing) and eventually get out and shoot further and further. Today I order the SWFA 16x scope for it so things should start happening...I also plan on getting my reloading gear squared away along with my field gear to take out shooting to read ammo temp, humidity, distances etc etc

Anyways, here we go...

This rifle started off with a 3-9x bushnell which I replaced with a Barska 6-24x which helped out but still was quite foggy and god-knows if it actually stayed zeroed/got jarred around...Within a week or so it will be sporting a new swfa 16x with sunshade, should be a massive step-up on clarity and I'll know that it isnt moving around on me and the turrets will be 100% tracking...

Cut down the spring to reduce the trigger-pull and brought out the set-screw to reduce the over-travel...





Where I was sitting with the Barska scope...specs/conditions written on target...





Shooting sandbags...



Time to bed this bish...



Last shot of the stock duracoated...time to blast that chit off...





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Areas clayed-off for bedding





Bedded...









A little sloppy around the bolt release but im very happy with how tight of a fit it came out to be...time to fill the rest of the stock and mill it out



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Filling the stock to add weight and rigidity...(sand, resin, and shredded-up mat mixed together)





Mill that bish out....freefloat time...









^Yup, I think it's freefloated
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That camo tho...



Base coats layed down..



Camo stencils...







Bipod base coat layed on...



I think I'm stopping at this point, I'm pretty happy with it...better pics once it's all back together...

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I'm srsly thinkin about buying one of those scopes too. Only $300.....



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I'm srsly thinkin about buying one of those scopes too. Only $300.....
No joke, it's hard to not have one...so solid for so cheap
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First layer of camo on the bipod, pretty happy with how it looks just with this first layer...



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That camo though....finished minus the scope which should be here within a day or so, stoked...











Money-shot...



I'm very pleased with the camo, better than I imagined it looking...now I can't wait to get the scope, get it on (it will be camo'd as well) and see what results are yielded...
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