Smokeless ML Project

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  1. breckhawk

    breckhawk Active Member

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    Good to see you on here :)

    Looks like most of the R700's have a $100 mail in rebate right now. Grabagun has R700 Long Range with the Bell and Carlson stocks for $540 right now...subtract the $100 and you have a nice base for a project at less than $500 shipped/transferred.

    Did a little sanding this weekend. Been using a couple different sockets to get the shape. Didn't take a before picture but you can pretty much tell where the material has been removed. I have been using 100 grit which is good...but I could have used a rougher paper to remove some material faster.


    I still have quite a bit of sanding to do...then some spot bedding to the barrel channel and lug...at least that is the plan. I just ran out of time this weekend.


    Work is pretty demanding right now so I'm just doing little bits at a time.
     
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    Sligh1 Administrator Staff Member

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    Luke stopped by and was actually pulling the $ out of my pockets. We switched to another scope, etc. I’m going to have to get a mortgage to pay for the ML. :).

    Not too bad actually - Luke did a great job of explaining and helping out.
     
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    Skip is going to have the baddest Encore I've ever built. Don't tell doc that though. :)
     
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    Think I'll try to convince my wife that she needs a smokeless for the 75 yard shots out of her tower blind. Then I can give her mine and get me a "badder" one... :rolleyes:

    Hope you'll stay active on the site after your move Luke.
     
  6. ArrowheadMuzzleloader

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    I'll still be on here. All my family will still be here in Iowa, so I'll be back plenty. Will probably even pony up the $$ to deer hunt at least every other year.
     
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    Geez, now I want one after you figure out what you should of done differently on Skip’s!



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    ? did I miss something? You moving?
     
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    Yep.... See the announcement below. My wife can't handle the weather here.


    It's hard to believe that I started Arrowhead Sporting Goods almost seven years ago. At the time, my only aspirations were to make a little extra spending money and have fun tinkering with some gun stuff. Over that time, we've made huge advancements in performance, learned a lot of lessons through trial and error, made a lot of good friends, and grown far beyond anything ever expected. Up until now, ASG has had to play second fiddle to my day job which meant a lot of late nights and very early mornings and a lot of understanding and patience from my wife. So I am very excited to announce that I have made the transition to ASG as my only full-time job! I also want to thank my customers for making this opportunity possible. Here's to the next seven years!

    -Luke Horak
    Arrowhead Sporting Goods LLC


    Additionally, we are going to be relocating to Phoenix, Arizona at the end of March. We are trying to make this as smooth of a transition as possible, but we will not be shipping any orders from 3/24/18 until approximately the middle of April.
     
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    IowaBowHunter1983 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    wow... big change! Best of luck!
     
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    What some folks won't do to draw an Arizona elk tag... :rolleyes: ;)

    Best of luck with the move(s), both to full time gun building and to Phoenix!
     
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    Haha... Thanks! I just bought a point this year. Will get serious about it next year when I'm a resident.
     
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    Got mine from luke last year. Nicest gun I have ever shot! Turned me into a deadly shooter![​IMG][​IMG]

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  14. breckhawk

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    Finished the sanding and now the barrel and chamber are floating. Will get around to bedding the chamber area and recoil lug at some point before I shoot it. Just bought 15 acres to build our house on so that has been eating most of my free time lately. Did get the scope in the mail and got it mounted. Could probably have went with low rings but I think she will shoot just fine.


    I'm itching for gun season already!
     
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    Almost done with this project. I have a smokeless TC encore but wanted to try a bolt. Mostly just for fun!

    Used a Remington 700 short action off a 22-250 I had, Boyd stock, stainless brux barrel, break, all cerocoated, triggertech trigger, vortex viper PST 5-25. Be on range soon enough! [​IMG]

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    Very nice!!! Well done!
     
  17. jjohnson

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    Very nice. What load are you guys planning on using? I've got one in the works with Luke. Can't wait for late muzz...
     
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    That thing looks sweet!!!
     
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    After all that time spent I finally got around to shooting her last weekend. These were just the 1st 4 shots. Bottom right one was the initial boresight shot. After adjustment the next 2 were touching at 100...then another 1 moa adjustment moved it a little more right. Those 3 would have been touching if I hadn't made the adjustment. I fine tuned afterward but we shot up the targets with several other calibers too. I just wanted to save this one.


    Needless to say I am ready for late muzzy!!!!
     
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    Here's my first shots out of one of Lukes guns. TACKDRIVER. Was sizing bullets during top right group.[​IMG]

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    Impressive!
     

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