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After all this sh*te is over ...

  • 28-03-2020 12:59am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,084 ✭✭✭ alanmc


    ... I'm thinking of treating myself to a custom build. Opinions welcome.

    A few notes:

    - I don't hunt, this will be strictly for target work.
    - Open to any non restricted caliber
    - Budget would be maybe 3k (not including optics)

    I recognise this is a bit of a dream thread, but we all need a bit of fantasy at the moment, and I am thinking of getting a custom built. So, go nuts.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass


    I'd love to go for another 308 build like i had before but with a few changes.
    • Defiance Tenacity action (308) with 20 moa rail
    • Bartlein 32" Heavy Match taper, fluted, 5R, 1:10 twist
    • Jewell BRBR trigger
    • Joe West or Masterclass stock (high gloss/walnut) fully bedded & adjustable cheek piece and 3 way butt pad

    There is part of me that would like to try something new, to me, like 6.5x284 or 6XC, but part of me would love a well build target rifle in something like a 223 but solely for medium to long range. Something like:
    • BAT M action
    • 28" Bartlein sports taper, 4R, 1:7.5 twist
    • Bix & Andy trigger
    • McMillan XIT stock with all the bells and whistles.

    Think i'm gone too far into dream land as the actions on both would eat up over 50% of your budget, and then some.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 473 ✭✭ The pigeon man


    I don't know alot about custom rifles but I'd go for a triggertech trigger. I have it and the break is just exceptional. Zero creep and you can make it very light.


  • Registered Users Posts: 393 ✭✭ Ziggieire


    I don't know alot about custom rifles but I'd go for a triggertech trigger. I have it and the break is just exceptional. Zero creep and you can make it very light.
    I have owned a lot of triggers, and the Triggertech standard surprised me the most , very smooth and sharp break.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,182 ✭✭✭ Feisar


    Was just mulling this over last night.

    Caliber - .223
    Action - Barnard Model S, left handed
    Barrel - Any of the top makers, 26 inches long, Remington varmint profile
    Stock - McMillan A3
    Trigger - Timney Calvin Elite

    First they came for the socialists...



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,179 ✭✭✭✭ BattleCorp


    Why limit yourself to a non-restricted calibre? They aren't that much more difficult to license.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,084 ✭✭✭ alanmc


    BattleCorp wrote: »
    Why limit yourself to a non-restricted calibre? They aren't that much more difficult to license.

    Well now there's a thought. Did you have a caliber in mind?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass


    BattleCorp wrote: »
    Why limit yourself to a non-restricted calibre?
    Might have more to do with the ranges you can shoot them on and the competitions they can be used in.

    F-Class doesn't allow any caliber over 8mm, most sporting leagues are unrestricted calibers, and only ranges of 300+ mtrs can allow shooting of HME rifles.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    BattleCorp wrote: »
    Why limit yourself to a non-restricted calibre? They aren't that much more difficult to license.

    Really ? I fancy a lever action or single shot (sharps type or rolling block), in .45-70 or one of the heavy revolver rounds. I tried to licence a semi-auto centrefire and said i would never go down that road again. Who ever dreamt up the restricted non-restricted thing was a right twit.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,084 ✭✭✭ alanmc


    tudderone wrote: »
    Really ? I fancy a lever action or single shot (sharps type or rolling block), in .45-70 or one of the heavy revolver rounds. I tried to licence a semi-auto centrefire and said i would never go down that road again. Who ever dreamt up the restricted non-restricted thing was a right twit.

    Couple of guys have M1s at Midlands. Often thought I'd love to have one, but thought they'd be a pain in the giblets to license.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,204 ✭✭✭ dodderangler


    Beenaving a lot of money lately so I'm thinking if a rifle or new shotgun myself.
    Shotgun wise inwanted thinking a semi auto so I'm looking at a few beretta online in several different places
    Rifle wise I'm.looking at a tikka 243


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,182 ✭✭✭ Feisar


    I'd love a custom however currently it's hard to justify. I have a Remington 700 VSF in .223, stuck a Timney Calvin Elite into it and it stacks bullets in on top of each other. Unfortunately it's 1:12 twist and the bolt is on the wrong side. Apart from getting it threaded and dropping in the trigger it is stock.

    First they came for the socialists...



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,332 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45


    tudderone wrote: »
    Really ? I fancy a lever action or single shot (sharps type or rolling block), in .45-70 or one of the heavy revolver rounds. I tried to licence a semi-auto centrefire and said i would never go down that road again. Who ever dreamt up the restricted non-restricted thing was a right twit.

    You just have to be persistent and as my local FAO said"Have all the answers untill he gets tired of asking questions." In a very,very perverse way,it is proably better that they do this,as it will stop the "jus want one loike,for the craic" crowd getting one and then doing somthing stupid with it.[As if there hasn't been some tools about already with them] and wrecking it for those that have . I'm not trying to discourge ,or being selfish to anyone wanting one.Just saying,you gotta be prepared to work abit harder for one,as they are precived as a higher risk gun than most...

    As we dont know how,where and when and under what circumstances they might enact the 2017 statue revoking any issued post 17 new liscenses, I ASSume it is proably a numbers game and maybe they were expecting a surge like the handguns in 2006 that hasn't materialised and who is going to risk losing a couple of grand on one of these being confiscated minus compo? So I wouldnt invest anything mre than a grand in the guns price around here .

    Confucius say."He who says one man cannot change World. Never has eaten bat soup in Wuhan!"



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,332 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45


    As for what I would like,nothing special really.
    A Marlin camp rifle in 9mm or a new Ruger PC that can take Glock mags for Bulseye 360.Am also tickled by a Ruger mini14 in stainless or for just plain out weirdness A Franchi PARA in .22lr
    Its a take down rifle made in the 1980s and only 8000 were ever made.Came in a nice case with a scope and sling.

    Confucius say."He who says one man cannot change World. Never has eaten bat soup in Wuhan!"



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,759 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cookimonster


    For my retirement I've promised myself a Blazer , something around the lines of a R8 , fine wood and a good multipurpose scope coiming in at around 4kg
    But the idea of a Kipplauf single shot has me intrigued. Something like the Merkel K3 Stutzen comes in at approx 2.4Kg bare bones, again stick a nice multi purpose scope on it and your still carrying a light rifle.
    By the time I retire I can't see myself dragging two hybrids off the hill at the same time, so a single shot will surfice.


  • Registered Users Posts: 801 ✭✭✭ ejg


    My target/hunting rifles at the moment. 308, 6.5 Creedmoor, 300WM

    wMkPP83.jpg

    I also have a fantastic new T3 actioned semi custom with a 24" US Hawk Hill cut barrel in 6.5 Creedmoor Marksman profile that I have no use for at this time. These are very special barrels that are hand lapped to a certain length, in this case made as a 24" barrel from the machine. This rifle is wasted on me. It could be matched with a custom made E-Tac3-4 stock.
    edi


  • Registered Users Posts: 228 ✭✭ kunekunesika


    For my retirement I've promised myself a Blazer , something around the lines of a R8 , fine wood and a good multipurpose scope coiming in at around 4kg
    But the idea of a Kipplauf single shot has me intrigued. Something like the Merkel K3 Stutzen comes in at approx 2.4Kg bare bones, again stick a nice multi purpose scope on it and your still carrying a light rifle.
    By the time I retire I can't see myself dragging two hybrids off the hill at the same time, so a single shot will surfice.
    I m hoping muntjac will be plentiful at that stage as well, may consider a single shot in a similar light.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,261 ✭✭✭ garrettod


    Grizzly 45 wrote: »
    ... A Franchi PARA in .22lr
    Its a take down rifle made in the 1980s and only 8000 were ever made.Came in a nice case with a scope and sling.

    My old pal Google gave me a little help with that one. It looks nice, would like to have it in a collection, but you can only imagine the craic that you'd have trying to explain to some people why you wanted it. :rolleyes:

    Thanks,

    G.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,179 ✭✭✭✭ BattleCorp


    alanmc wrote: »
    Well now there's a thought. Did you have a caliber in mind?

    When I win the Euromillions twice I think I'd like the Cheytac M200 Intervention in .375ct.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,332 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45


    garrettod wrote: »
    My old pal Google gave me a little help with that one. It looks nice, would like to have it in a collection, but you can only imagine the craic that you'd have trying to explain to some people why you wanted it. :rolleyes:

    A 10 shot .22 rifle,thats even harder to reload than a Ruger 10/22 as it is tube fed in the buttstock....Yeah,could see probs alright.:)

    Confucius say."He who says one man cannot change World. Never has eaten bat soup in Wuhan!"



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,261 ✭✭✭ garrettod


    Grizzly 45 wrote: »
    A 10 shot .22 rifle,thats even harder to reload than a Ruger 10/22 as it is tube fed in the buttstock....Yeah,could see probs alright.:)

    My bet is that you'd have some sorts thinking that you were a professional assassin, once they saw a picture of it :(

    Thanks,

    G.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,168 ✭✭✭ patsat


    I had one built a few months ago that I wouldn't change a thing on.

    6.5-284
    Kelbly Atlas Tactical Action
    PSE Etac
    Proof research Sendero carbon barrel
    Jewel trigger
    Ai bottom metal and mag
    Little bastard muzzle brake
    Stock fitted with adapter for Spartan bipod.
    All very lightweight and rock solid.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,332 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45


    garrettod wrote: »
    My bet is that you'd have some sorts thinking that you were a professional assassin, once they saw a picture of it :(

    And they have never seen a Ruger 10/22 takedown???:P
    Do they have many professional sniper assasins armed with .22 rifles stalking their prey around our cities these days?:P

    Confucius say."He who says one man cannot change World. Never has eaten bat soup in Wuhan!"



  • Registered Users Posts: 431 ✭✭ leupold90


    ejg wrote: »
    My target/hunting rifles at the moment. 308, 6.5 Creedmoor, 300WM

    wMkPP83.jpg

    I also have a fantastic new T3 actioned semi custom with a 24" US Hawk Hill cut barrel in 6.5 Creedmoor Marksman profile that I have no use for at this time. These are very special barrels that are hand lapped to a certain length, in this case made as a 24" barrel from the machine. This rifle is wasted on me. It could be matched with a custom made E-Tac3-4 stock.
    edi

    Lovely collection edi. What sound moderators are you using?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    Grizzly 45 wrote: »
    As for what I would like,nothing special really.
    A Marlin camp rifle in 9mm or a new Ruger PC that can take Glock mags for Bulseye 360.Am also tickled by a Ruger mini14 in stainless or for just plain out weirdness A Franchi PARA in .22lr
    Its a take down rifle made in the 1980s and only 8000 were ever made.Came in a nice case with a scope and sling.

    What about a nice AR 7 survival rifle ? Don't see anything about it that would make it difficult to licence.




  • Registered Users Posts: 801 ✭✭✭ ejg


    leupold90 wrote: »
    Lovely collection edi. What sound moderators are you using?

    Have the same 5/8x24 thread an all and can swop mods around. Have two JD224 308 which are bored out a bit, one is the version with the large hole in the back for large barrels. The other normal. The mod on the 300 is an old A-Tec modular steel mod that it used if many shots are fired.
    edi


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,332 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45


    tudderone wrote: »
    What about a nice AR 7 survival rifle ? Don't see anything about it that would make it difficult to licence.




    Apart from having the word "Survival" in their title,which put them under a Dept of Justice "Idontlikethe SOUNDof that now" import ban to dealers here!:rolleyes::mad: Same as apprently the Ruger PC 9 ,according to the Ruger agents in Ireland..From what I've seen of them,your bettr off apprently saving up and buying the original Armalite AR7,as it is apprently the best of them.Missed an opportunity many years ago on acquiring one of them at a US gunshow for 200 dollars.They are over 1,500 now apprently.

    Confucius say."He who says one man cannot change World. Never has eaten bat soup in Wuhan!"



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    Grizzly 45 wrote: »
    Apart from having the word "Survival" in their title,which put them under a Dept of Justice "Idontlikethe SOUNDof that now" import ban to dealers here!:rolleyes::mad: Same as apprently the Ruger PC 9 ,according to the Ruger agents in Ireland..From what I've seen of them,your bettr off apprently saving up and buying the original Armalite AR7,as it is apprently the best of them.Missed an opportunity many years ago on acquiring one of them at a US gunshow for 200 dollars.They are over 1,500 now apprently.


    Please tell me thats a wind-up ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,332 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45


    At the time,definately not,as it came from a dealer,who had two of them in stock.Whether this has changed in the meantime ...I would hope so,as it 19 years ago,so the DOJ staff has been recycled a few times since then.

    Confucius say."He who says one man cannot change World. Never has eaten bat soup in Wuhan!"



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,698 ✭✭✭ German pointer


    Grizzly 45 wrote: »
    Apart from having the word "Survival" in their title,which put them under a Dept of Justice "Idontlikethe SOUNDof that now" import ban to dealers here!:rolleyes::mad: Same as apprently the Ruger PC 9 ,according to the Ruger agents in Ireland..From what I've seen of them,your bettr off apprently saving up and buying the original Armalite AR7,as it is apprently the best of them.Missed an opportunity many years ago on acquiring one of them at a US gunshow for 200 dollars.They are over 1,500 now apprently.

    FYI Lad I know licensed a Henry Survival recently in limerick


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