Another SAC success story

GardDog

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Many years ago, I bought a Win 70 .300 wsm. I had it rebarreled by E.R. Shaw and I tried my hand at bedding the stock for it. My results were less than stellar, so I contacted a couple of the Smiths here on the hide to bed it into a new stock. Mark Gordon from SAC accepted the job without hesitation. When I received the completed work, I found that the stock work, bottom metal and bedding job were perfect and it shot my 168 SMK load extremely well. Then it sat in my safe.

Recently, I feel that I have reached a level of shooting maturity that has led me to reduce the population of my gun safe. There is no need to have a safe full of guns that I can't shoot well, so I am concentrating on being very proficient with what I have. With the help of a member here (Thanks Mallard!!), I began the quest for a LR load with the Hornady 225 gr Match round. The ladder test produced intriguing results and the 2nd stage of load development produced a promising group (Load Data Thread Link). Now, I will move out to 1000 yards with the load to really put the gear to the test.

Thanks again to you Mark for your fantastic work!!

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Re: Another SAC success story

I like your rifle! It's a little different than most you see here. What are the specs? Does you're stock have a finish on it yet?

300WSM is a accurate cartridge. I watched a 1000Y benchrest world record 10 shot group of 3.9" appear right before my very eye's one time while pulling targets for the guy who shot it.
 

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Re: Another SAC success story

Thanks for the input. The stock is a Boyd's Thumbhole (Link) that runs about $100. It shipped 100% finsihed (the previous one I effed up bedding was like 75% or so finished) from the retailer. I really liked the feel of the stock when I handled a similarly stocked Howa at the Cabelas in Buda, Texas.

The barrel is a E.R. Shaw No. 4 Contour, Helical Flute finished at 25”. The bottom metal is Williams one-piece. Mark did the bolt knob conversion to a Badger knob. I added a Jewell trigger and Tubb Speed Lock firing pin setup. The base is EGW and rings are Leupold PRW. The scope is a Leupold Mark 2 6-18x40.

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Re: Another SAC success story

The only thing that I feel that I am lacking is to see about adding a rail, so that I can use the Atlas V8 on this rig. I'm comfortable with the Atlas on my other two bolt guns and using the Harris on this one just adds a different dynamic.