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Thread: My new McKillop/West .17 Remington

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    My new McKillop/West .17 Remington

    Well I finally took delivery of my new .17 Remington. Action-Rebarrel by Neil Mckillop and Stock by Joe West. Neil has really made a fantastic job of the action and barrel work with Joe adding the finishing touches with the tactical laminate stock. I basically bought a Tikka M595 SS in .222, had it sent to Neil to have a PAC-NOR
    barrel fitted. Fortunately Neil had the barrel in stock which is a heavy varmint 1:9 twist 3 groove PAC-NOR barrel, I decided on 24 inch. After completing the work Neil had the action and barrel vapour blasted so it now looks identical. He also added an invisible thread cover to finish and dressed the bolt up for me. Having not seen the original rifle or any of the component parts prior to receiving it I was in Neil's hands and I can honestly say he hasn't let me down in any way, its stunning.


    Neil had the rifle shipped to Joe so that Joe could fit the new stock to the rifle perfectly. I have to say that the stock was perfect, perfect inlet, fully floated. Considering the stock is unfinished when you receive it, it still looked great and although Joe advises to give it a good close look over up against the light to find any marks etc, I found very few. The finishing process was simple even for me and the instructions and kit that Joe sent were very easy to follow. The final result is stunning, looks fantastic.


    Now just waiting for my new scope to arrive so I can go and test it....Bullets are ready and waiting....Lets hope its shoots as well as it looks. Ill update with results once I get chance to get out.

    Last edited by 204 Ruger; 15-04-2013 at 22:28.

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    That looks a cracker hope it shoots as good as it looks you must be over the moon with it
    the work looks excellent .
    the stock is very similar thats going on my custom 20 tac
    enjoy your new toy and keep us posted on how you get on
    regards pete .

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    Neil's work is exceptional. You'll be delighted with that, I'm sure.
    ​What scope is going on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roedinator View Post
    That looks a cracker hope it shoots as good as it looks you must be over the moon with it the work looks excellent . the stock is very similar thats going on my custom 20 tac enjoy your new toy and keep us posted on how you get on regards pete .
    Thanks Pete, yes very happy with it. Are you having a stock from Joe?
    Last edited by 204 Ruger; 15-04-2013 at 07:25.

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    I have a Zeiss Conquest coming with Varmint reticle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 204 Ruger View Post
    Thanks Pete, yes very happy with it. Are you having a stock from Joe?
    no mate a steve bowers custom jobbie same set up as yours nearly
    Bet you cant wait to get out and shoot that baby

    I cant wait to get mine now regards pete

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    Bullets ready and waiting? A custom rifle deserves home loaded ammo. You know it makes sense. Great looking tool though

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPA 6MM BR View Post
    Bullets ready and waiting? A custom rifle deserves home loaded ammo. You know it makes sense. Great looking tool though
    Absolutely I made some to standard OAL weeks ago( trying N133)....ill use them to bed it in and get scope set up. Made some more over weekend much closer to the lands

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    what bullets you using ?
    im also using vit but 130
    regards pete .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roedinator View Post
    what bullets you using ?
    im also using vit but 130
    regards pete .

    i have made some 20g Vmax and 25g Vmax but looking at the ballistics I think I'll stick with 25g if they shoot well. On e I get a load that works ill probably give the Bergers a try too.

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