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Old 12-13-2017, 05:34 PM   #1
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Just got the call from Pete P. that my new rifle build is complete!! I cannot wait to go pick it up and throw some rounds down range.

I will post pictures as soon as I pick it up. It is a boring 'ol .308 but I love them!

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Manners T4-A Elite Tactical Stock (Manners MCS-DBM mini chassis system) in badlands camo.
Bartlein GAP #6 contour barrel left in Stainless (22")
Defiance Machine Deviant Tactical action in Black Nitride finish
Jewell Trigger
Muzzlebrake/suppressor mount timed as well as a custom built thread protector contoured to the barrel, when installed it look likes the barrel is not threaded.
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Old 12-13-2017, 05:45 PM   #2
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30 min drive to Hempstead, DON'T get a speeding ticket

Pete builds an awesome rifle , congrats
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:06 PM   #3
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Some of the raw parts. Will go pick her up tomorrow!

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Old 12-13-2017, 06:15 PM   #4
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I bet you are excited. Finished pics please
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:32 PM   #5
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Top notch build for sure. Love my Defiance actions.
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:03 PM   #6
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Should be a shooter! Now just find the right recipe for it!


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Old 12-13-2017, 09:12 PM   #7
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wise choice on the Defiance as Glenn don't F around when it comes to actions. I've got an an early model Nesika made in Poulsboro, WA (6.5x284) that is one of my favorite rifles.

Charlie Kokesh screwed him over royally with no vaseline (Dakota deal) as Glenn came back stronger than ever
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Old 12-14-2017, 04:43 AM   #8
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wise choice on the Defiance as Glenn don't F around when it comes to actions. I've got an an early model Nesika made in Poulsboro, WA (6.5x284) that is one of my favorite rifles.

Charlie Kokesh screwed him over royally with no vaseline (Dakota deal) as Glenn came back stronger than ever
I love them. My other one is what GAP calls the Templar. This is my first with integral lug and base. When I had it transfered it was truly a work of art! I know there are other quality choices and some can be had cheaper, but the Defiance looks great and performs flawlessly!

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Old 12-14-2017, 07:15 AM   #9
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You sir gonna have a nice stick!
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:48 AM   #10
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That stock is awesome, it alone makes me want to start a new build....
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:20 AM   #11
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Thanks all! Pics this afternoon. This will be my first unfinished SS barrel. If I dont care for it, I am thinking about a brown Cerakote for the barrel that matches one of the brown colors on the stock.
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Old 12-14-2017, 04:38 PM   #12
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Here she is.

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Old 12-14-2017, 04:39 PM   #13
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Old 12-14-2017, 04:45 PM   #14
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Old 12-14-2017, 04:45 PM   #15
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:53 PM   #16
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Nice build. What contour did you go with? If I missed it I apologize


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Old 12-14-2017, 09:00 PM   #17
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Nice build. What contour did you go with? If I missed it I apologize


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It finishes at .9 @28, so mine is a bit (.07 ish) larger than that @ 22". I actually have not put the calipers on it yet so I may be off a few hundredths.
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:01 PM   #18
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This one came in at almost exactly 10lbs.
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:02 PM   #19
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Pete is the MAN !!!

1st class guy that has been building insanely accurate rifles for 30 yrs.
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:06 PM   #20
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Looks awesome, congrats on the build!
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:26 PM   #21
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That looks very nice congrats
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:43 PM   #22
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Pete is the MAN !!!

1st class guy that has been building insanely accurate rifles for 30 yrs.
Pete is a great guy. If I hang out over there any longer I will dent his business. Seems we have the same hobbies race cars and accurate rifles!

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Old 12-14-2017, 10:48 PM   #23
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Ohh,, besides the obvious he is a down to fish and seems to be very well versed in the traditional way to bow hunt. I really could have spent hours chatting. I have said this before, but it really does make you feel good to shoot the **** and shake the hand of the creator of your rifle!

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Old 12-15-2017, 12:00 AM   #24
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That think looks like it should shoot very well. What caliber?
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Old 12-15-2017, 09:01 PM   #25
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That think looks like it should shoot very well. What caliber?
It's a boring old .308. I expect It to shoot low three's or high two's with factory ammo.

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Old 01-02-2018, 11:22 PM   #26
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Just a quick update. Sorry no pics tonight.

I braved the weather and broke the barrel in tonight during Hot Wells re-opening.

The first 5 round group out of this rifle with FGMM 175's after my usual 1 shot, clean, etc. break in was in the .2's. I am extremely happy with the quality of the work done by Pete.

I will stretch it out when it is a bit warmer and post some pics. Honestly, the biggest problem I had was feeling the trigger after cleaning. Cold AF out, and the trigger trips at 1lb.

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Old 01-03-2018, 11:30 AM   #27
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Nice gun!
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Old 01-03-2018, 02:14 PM   #28
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looks good!
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Old 01-03-2018, 02:34 PM   #29
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Looks great!
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:00 PM   #30
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Good shooting. Of course we will need proof at some point


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Old 01-04-2018, 10:06 AM   #31
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Man, there is something about a fluted bolt that gets to me. I mean I know they work easier too because of less friction but man they look special. Also that thread protector is super nice.
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