Pipe Dream Rifle
Build the perfect STALKING rifle. (Ignoring the financially ruined bod pulling the trigger!!)
This is not a calibre debate! Take it as read it would be .243,.308,.270,6.5x55,25-06,.260,30-06,7mm-08,7x57, or something more exotic, in no particular order.
What would be people's choices for:
5) even more interesting Riflesmith!
6) oh and finally optics/rings.
Let the DREAMS commence!!
perfecr stalking rifle
my remmy model 7 as is. and a really smart swarofski scope in 7mm 08
Yeah I'll have whatever 300WSM in having please! Although I'm not quite sure what that is but it sounds good!
If I had the money, I would have my friend Trevor Proctor, of proctor rifles in Manchester build me a custom one of 25.06 for the UK. Followed by a 375 H & H for Africa.
I have built the following in my head many times - I just need now to part with the money!
Actions - Left handed
In order of choice:
Prechtle Mauser - but they don't do left hande yet.
Hein Waffenfabrik - www.rifleactions.com
Montana Model 99
But action needs to have:
Controlled round feed - preferably,
Fixed magazine - with dropping floor plate - holding four / five cartridges.
3 position safety - ie fully locked, bolt can be opened, fire.
Single stage trigger - crisp clean 3 pound pull, with push forward set trigger.
Barrel - 24 inch sporter weight - shilen, montana, lothar walthar. in Chromne Moly steel.
Still debating whether or not to have it threaded for a modorator - makes iit quieter - yes, but ruins balance and looks.
All metal work with a good rich satin blued finish.
Mounts - Apel fixed mounts.
Stock - American clssic style - longish forend with either ebony, or buffalo horm tip, laid back pistol grip, but quite full in the hand and full straight comb.
Stock will be straight grained walnut with an oil finish. Pillar and glass bedded around the action. To stop any chance of twist of forened, channel under barrel will have an aluminium bar let into it and then glass bedded over.
Possibly a trap in the stock for spare cartridges.
It will be a nice reddish coloured piece of wood, with good grain, but since this is a working rifle - not too fancy exhibition grade walnut.
Two screw sling studs.
And no it will not have a plastic stock or composite stock.
Scope - Schmidt & Bender, 1.5 -6 x 42 with German No4 reticle.
Calibre - either 7x64 - nice easy and flat shooting, but capable of launching 178 grain bullets for pigs or plains game,
or 300H&H - just because it is an old, accurate, lowish pressure and easy feeding calibre, and you can go up to 220 grain bullets if needs be.
And as to the builder - well I am going to farm out the metal work, but will do the stocking work myself - no it won't be as a good as Trevor Proctor's but there is nothing like using something that you have built yourself.
So something completely the opposite to the other dream rifle on here.
One that never misses
My dream rifle would be.
An old mannlicher schenor action with a modified bolt simular to the new sako85 bolt.
24inch Furlack barrel screw cut for a JetZ moderator
Stocked with either a Mcmillan stock, or stock made from a nice piece of french walnut
10 rd box magazine with a single round feed at the top.
Saftey mounted on the right hand side of the rifle at thumb height.
With a 2.5-12 X56 Zeiss scope attached to the rifle using sako mounts.
Plus a set of reloading dies cut using the same tool used to cut the chamber.
Probably put together by Bod Harvey at Garlands.
Seriously, I would have my friend in America, a retired gunsmith, build mine. My only input would be that it would be in 6.5X55 with an 8 inch twist barrel. He would only shred any ideas I had regarding action etc.
My rifle would be as follows:-
Bull pup configuration.
Straight pull action with lever on the left at the front.
Action made of Titanium(for lightness). and incorporate a built in Weaver rail.
22in barrel with built in carbon fibre shroud which would form part of an integrated moderator.
Trigger would use an electrical (captive discharge) system so you would have a first class trigger on a Bull pup configuration.
Magazine would hold ten rounds double stack but feeding rounds centrally.
Calibre would be Winchesters .284, but barrel would be changeable so you could have any other calibre with the chassis.
The short overall length and use of modern materials should keep the rifle handling well even though it is moderatored.
I would have different scopes to mount on detachable mounts depending on what stalking I was doing.
(Oh I would build it myself because once them 6 numbers come up I would have plenty of time to play in my workshop )
Re: perfecr stalking rifle
I'm with swampy !!
Originally Posted by swampy
i too have a remmy model 7 SS and it has a swarovski 8 x 50 and ase ultra s5 can.
Its in .260 rem though !
Nice small rifle that is light, robust, very accurate and not so expensive that i worry about what i crawl/push through.
Simple deer killer what else do you need ?