First Titanium action with Carbon Fiber wrapped barrel

Painless300

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Just wanted to post up a new build I just got a few weeks ago from Primal Rights / TS Customs.
In the past I have done several builds with Bartlein, Benchmark and Krieger barrels along with Stiller, Surgeon, Defiance and Desert Tech actions. With this build I was wanting a good balance between weight and performance as I don't compete any longer other than some local matches here and there.
I called up Greg at Primal Rights and talked for quite a while about what I was looking for as he did a great job on my last build and wanted some help working through the options. I wanted a lighter weight hunting rifle, suppressed, rail for pic rail and RRS mount in the 10lbs range that was very shootable that had enough energy to take deer and elk from 500 yds in.
After a lot of deliberation on the parts we finally came to the build list below.

Lone Peak Fusion Titanium Med Action
Proof Sendero 1-8 tw 22" 6.5PRC
McMillian A3A - TS Customs Adj hardware
Hawkins Precision Trap door BTM
TT Special
Tangent Theta 3-15M Gen 2
Custom Cerakote from Daniel at Primal Finish

I am extremely happy with the way it turned out.
Weight ended up all in with scope, pic rail and RRS mount - 10lbs 5oz
Most of my load work is done with Berger 156 EOL just a little more fine tuning but its pretty much good to go.
The LP action is extremely smooth, hard to make it bind and the TT set at 2.5 lbs is perfect, this is also my first TT as I’ve always been a Jewel fan.

Thanks Greg, Travis and Daniel you guys have build me a fine rifle, really going to enjoy it this season!8FBE79BF-2CEA-440A-8483-F48F64054D63.jpeg488B7C74-E682-4946-BAFA-0746D6CF74AD.jpegC90FDCEE-28FB-485F-A36D-CA13DF3842BF.jpegE8D60E25-28AB-49F3-A49C-532B3DF6EB1B.jpeg1131E224-1F02-4D0A-9D8B-2BC280420A8C.jpeg3F9EE85C-70C1-41B1-AA33-BDD92171881C.jpeg18C6CC86-C496-4320-A846-66C1D066EDB1.jpeg0F932DA3-F3B0-435B-85B2-5E49CE8782C0.jpegC455B0DF-23BD-485C-9FC2-EF57C0A99825.jpegBB0B38A1-0735-46A0-985A-9F510D323B99.jpeg431B379C-C669-469B-8469-164E590EBF6E.jpeg
 

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Painless300

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Got a couple of PM's on the 22" barrels speed. At about 100 rounds in and with 58.6g H1000 under the 156 EOL its was running 2910 FPS. I would expect it to speed up hopefully to around 2950fps after I check it again next weekend with around 200 rounds on it.
Most loads I've run through were 1/2" or less. The pic I posted was a good ave 3 and group after some load development. I chose this powder load because my ES /SD were single #'s and can fine tune with seating depth.
 

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TS does amazing work. I too have a 22" 6.5 PRC done by Travis and his crew. 140 berger elite hunters and almost 200rds in and it settled at 3080 fps with ADG brass and rl26.

Awesome looking rifle and congrats!
 

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Beautiful. I had a very hard time a few years back getting a “light” gun built. everyone was so into the trend of heavier barrels for PRS stuff they just thought I was crazy wanting a thin profile barrel (which also looked silly in the big channel of a manners mini chassis stock). Carbon fiber will fill the aesthetic gap for sure.
 

Painless300

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Thanks for the kind comments, I will develop a load with either hammers or some solid projectile for Elk and sure I will get it up to that 3000+ fps with the lighter weight projectile.