Santa came a little early this year...

Whit

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Alot of people would like to have just one and there u have two. Lucky SOB.

What are you going to have mounted in those?
 

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    Bob is a man of impeccable taste! Looks like we might have twins with that McMillan camo Sentinel!

    As usual, great looking stuff!
     

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    .......And I was feeling froggy!





    Call me a tool whore/work bench junkie, but I really like how you've got that vise mounted to your work bench and the tools within easy reach. You sir, are a genius. I will have to copy your setup, as it looks perfect for my work bench.

    Oh, nice rifles too. :)
     

    Bob L Swagger

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    Thank you for all the kind words fellas!! After working 16hrs yesterday and driving an hour to get home, I found myself in my work area messing with this until 0230! The rifle is a Surgeon Scalpel 6.5x47L and would print high .1's and .2's with 123 scenars when it was in the AX Chassis, hopefully it will still shoot the same.. I learned a few things from my mistakes as I went along and I am glad I attempted this.. I look forward to bedding a few more rifles in the future.. Well, she ain't the prettiest pig in the pen, but shes all mine! :)




     
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    Bob hoards high end precision rifles like others hoard .22lr ammo. Unfortunately for me, I am also Santa, and therefor know of my behavior over the last year. No Gradeous for me.....
     

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    bad ass!

    Bob, you must've been the purchase order directly in front of mine, the brown truck's tracking page indicates mine will be here on Monday.

    I went with marble swirl: 60% Black, 20% Dark green and 20% Light tan. The camo in those Sentinels looks damn cool.

    Did your order the IMB or is that the reason for bedding? I know some folks who say they have done both, so I'm just curious. Looks like a great rifle.
     

    Bob L Swagger

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    Did your order the IMB or is that the reason for bedding? I know some folks who say they have done both, so I'm just curious. Looks like a great rifle.

    Thanks bud! That sounds like a nice color combo you have coming.. No IMB here.. Just a straight up inlet for the Surgeon 591, hence the bedding job. I can't wait to go shoot it! If it wasn't Turkey day, I would be at the range right now!
     

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    Beautiful, where is that range located? I see you and are in both in the Appalachian region so I am hoping its more near than far...
     

    Papagallos

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    Excellent 3 shot group, Bob. When are you going to start bedding rifles for a living? It's obvious you learned well from Mr. Gradous. Who wouldn't, especially after building 20 rifles with him? ;)
     

    Bob L Swagger

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    Excellent 3 shot group, Bob. When are you going to start bedding rifles for a living? It's obvious you learned well from Mr. Gradous. Who wouldn't, especially after building 20 rifles with him? ;)


    Thanks Pablo! Believe me, the thought has crossed my mind!! I have roughly 6 years until I can take off the blue suit, collect a pension and do something along those lines.. I'm trying to learn all I can and hopefully one day I will have the resources and the knowledge to contribute to the sport, but until then, I'll just keep practicing on my own shit! :)

    BTW... I'm only up to 19.. Not 20! ;)

    This is #20... Just waiting on the Surgeon 591 action (its only been 13 months now) and I need to remember an FTE brake with the next Brownells order.. What do you think? 6.5 SAUM, another 6.5x47L or .260 IMP 30*??



     

    Bob L Swagger

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    That's awesome. :)

    Buy a BAT Tactical action. You can not go wrong with it. If you don't like, which I doubt, I'll buy it off you. TRUST ME ON THIS ONE.

    Thank you for the advice.. Although I have played with the idea of buying the BAT TAC numerous times, I just cant bring myself to spend $1545 on an action.