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Jumping into Custom Build
« on: December 05, 2016, 09:06:46 AM »
 

jbever

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After shooting my first couple PRS type matches this fall, I'm taking my first foray into a custom and would like to get thoughts on what I should build for this game. These aren't set in stone yet, but this is the way I'm currently leaning:

Bighorn Arms TL3 w/ AW cut (entertaining Deviant also)
26" Cut-rifled barrel (Bartlein, Hawkhill, etc.) in medium palma
APA Little Bastard brake
Huber 2 stage trigger (2.5 lb total weight)
MPA competition chassis (not sure if these will take AW mags)
chambered in 6.5x47 (with the announcement of Lapua brass in 6.5 Creedmoor, that is now a strong consideration as well)
Glass is a Razor Gen II. Thinking maybe a 30 moa rail.
Lastly, welcome any thoughts on gunsmiths.

So let the opinions fly...
 

Re: Jumping into Custom Build
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2016, 10:03:39 AM »
 

Jeff M

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AW mags are dimensionally the same as AICS mags as they relate to fitting in a chassis.  If the action takes AW mags, they'll fit in the chassis.

I don't see any issues with anything you've selected thus far.  A lot of guys will say a 20MOA rail is plenty, but with your scope, as I mentioned, I wish I had a 30 MOA rail.
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Re: Jumping into Custom Build
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2016, 01:29:34 PM »
 

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More I think about it, the Creedmoor may be the way to go (assuming the Lapua brass won't be too hard to find). Could always fall back on factory ammo if I got into a jam and maybe get a little more velocity out of it with the Lapua brass than the 47?
 

Re: Jumping into Custom Build
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2016, 02:33:30 PM »
 

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I can find no fault with that logic.
Every time you make a typo, the errorists win.