Dropped off my first custom rifle with Britt

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    • #4042
      Anonymous
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      I haven’t been shooting (long range) very long, but I’ve wanted to get a “custom” rifle built to my specs. A few months ago I decided now is as good a time as ever before I have little ones come along! I’ve slowly been gathering the required parts and, this weekend dropped them off with Britt Jones to discuss the build:

      Kelbly’s Atlas Tactical Action – pinned 20moa rail, pinned lug, Black melonite finish, AI/AW cuts
      Bartlein .264 SS 5R Heavy Palma – 1:8 Twist — finished at 26″ chambered in 6.5x47L
      APA Little Bastard Muzzle Brake
      KMW/McMillan Sentinel Stock by Terry Cross – McM Desert Camo – Pillar bedded
      Surgeon/KMW AI bottom metal
      Timney Calvin Elite Trigger
      Seekins 34mm low rings
      Kahles 624i w/ SKMR3 reticle from Shannon Kay at K&M Precision (currently in use on my Savage .308)
      Graphite Black cerakote on barrel/brake

      I’ll be excited to get the call from Britt in a few months to come pick it up, then I’ll put some pics up for everyone!

      • This topic was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by Wynne Echols.
    • #4044
      Dave Burkart
      Participant

      Jeremy,

      You chose a great smith. Britt built the first custom long range gun I purchased, although Britt built it for Wynne first. It is a 6 BR that will typically shoot better than I can. The picture below was taken at Williamsport during the 2013 World Open, five shots in 1 1/2 inches, it was fabulous. Unfortunately we shoot 10 shot groups, so it ended up as a 7 1/2 in. group. As you can see Britt builds a great gun, this one was based on a Savage action. Look forward to pics when you get it.

      Dave Burkart

    • #4046
      Al Barr
      Participant

      The wait will be worth it. Britt puts every effort possible into building a rifle. In my case; it’s the “loose nut” on the trigger when it doesn’t perform.

    • #4047
      Wynne Echols
      Keymaster

      Jeremy, proud for you. We all look forward to seeing it soon at Reese Bottom. WWE

    • #4053
      Benjamin Mitchell
      Participant

      You’ll be blown away when you get it. I couldn’t be happier with mine that he built for me. Meanwhile I gotta get to practicing before you get your hands on it and start out shooting me!

    • #4060
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Britt builds rifles that will outshoot most people’s ability to bring out its full potential! Jeremy, you will not be dissatisfied with this rifle!

    • #4106

      Jeremy you will be more than happy with a Backwater build by Britt Jones he does a great job as you see from shooting at Gabriel Creek all of Britt’s guns have shot very well look at Steve Gilley’s 5 out of 5 at 525 on the tie breaker.I think I need to get my 6.5X47 Britt built me two years ago and start shooting it still have not fired it yet.

    • #4141
      Benjamin Mitchell
      Participant

      Surrell, you got too many rifles you haven’t shot. Why don’t you just donate a few to a poor ole fellow like me?? lol

    • #4173
      Al Barr
      Participant

      Yeah,yeah, Surrell, we could break’em in for ya😇😇😇

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