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Old 07-09-2017, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default Ol' 300 RUM got a make over....

I've had this rifle for 11 years and I wanted to upgrade the Tupperware factory stock so I ordered a Bell and Carlson M40 stock, skim bedded it myself, upgraded my scope base and rings from Leupold STD two piece base and rings to the one piece mk4 base and mk4 rings, I also sent my VX3 I bought in 2006 to Leupold to have it serviced. I had them switch the duplex reticle to the "windplex" and install a CDS dial on the elevation turret. Leupold's customer service was great. Only took 3 1/2 weeks to get the scope back.

Took it out today and shot it. I was super pleased with the results. Every group I shot today was 5/8" or less at 100 yards and shot 7/8" at 250 yards.








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Old 07-09-2017, 08:44 PM   #2
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Old 07-09-2017, 08:46 PM   #3
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Awesome, good work
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Old 07-09-2017, 08:53 PM   #4
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Before bedding I read several threads and got a good idea of how to bed from Coach W's bedding project thread and several of Cajun's replies to several threads about bedding. Thanks guys.
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Old 07-10-2017, 07:57 AM   #5
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well done!
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:40 AM   #6
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Is that a groove behind the screw on the back tang?
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:40 AM   #7
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Nice bedding job and great shooting, by the way.
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:49 AM   #8
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Is that a groove behind the screw on the back tang?
Yes there is a groove behind the tang on the rifle. If you look in the bedding behind the front action screw hole there is a "U" that was also imprinted when bedded.

I used pro-bed 2000 and the release agent made for the pro-bed from midway. This was way to easy to not do yourself. I used a good bit of release agent (2 or 3 coats with a soft toothbrush, and taped only the sides of the recoil lug) and did not need a mallet or vice to get it apart after the 15 hours cure, I let sit for about 48 hours before shooting. The action is super tight now and had a little resistance getting back into the stock, which I liked. I also bedded the scope base with JB weld and shoe polish as a release agent (it did ok) and before tightening the the scope base to spec I put a small layer of red loctite under it. She ain't goin nowhere.
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:30 PM   #9
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:59 PM   #10
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Took her back out today shooting 200 Grain Accubonds getting ready for an Aoudad hunt.

Think that'll work.




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Old 07-16-2017, 10:58 PM   #11
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Good bedding job and great results
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:37 PM   #12
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Good bedding job and great results
Thanks. I'm pretty excited those Accubonds shot well. Otta be one hell of an Aoudad bullet.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:40 PM   #13
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:21 PM   #14
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That's one of the best DIY bedding jobs I've seen in a long time! Good job!
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:58 PM   #15
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So what do you do next to get shot on the target?
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:17 PM   #16
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So what do you do next to get shot on the target?
Move the scope 3/4 of a minute right and then shoot it at 250. My ballistic app says it should be dead on at 250 being that high at 100. Rifle will be zeroed at 250. Headed to Tac Pro in a few weeks to dope it out to 1000 with the new CDS MOA dial.
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:18 PM   #17
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That's one of the best DIY bedding jobs I've seen in a long time! Good job!
Thanks. It was stupid simple.
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:48 PM   #18
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Yes there is a groove behind the tang on the rifle. If you look in the bedding behind the front action screw hole there is a "U" that was also imprinted when bedded.
Ok.
I've never seen the innards of an ultramag. Just regular 700s.
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:40 PM   #19
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The 300 RUM is my favorite caliber. Just a suggestion, a muzzle brake would help tame that fine beast. I had a JPE brake on my 300 RUM, made the recoil feel like a 243. I now use a Thunderbeast brake w/ a 338 Ultra can. The recoil is minimal.
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