Your Custom Rifle

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  1. Code4

    Code4 AH Enthusiast

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    Post pictures of your custom or semi-custom rifle with a few details. Please also explain why you chose that configuration and caliber.
  2. Code4

    Code4 AH Enthusiast

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    Here is my latest.

    7x57
    FN Mauser 98 action
    25" Lothar Walther barrel
    Old English style XX stock with open pistol grip.
    Engraved floorplate and front sight
    Ebony forend and pistol grip cap
    Zeiss Diavari 2.5-10x43 with #8 reticle
    XS rear Ghost sight attaches to rear scope mount and is carried as back up

    I do not like recoil and also like to watch my shot impact my target animal. I thought the 7x57 would fit that criteria and still be legal to use on most game in most countrys.

    So far with Sierra 140 SptBt's it works fine on animals up to 100 kgs. I have hand loads for 154 Spt and 175 RNSP Hornady Interlocks to field test as well.

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    All work by Tony Small of Nickal Traditional Gunsmiths and Ron Croxon engraver.

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  3. dharding

    dharding AH Member

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    Thats a good looking rifle.
  4. Von Gruff

    Von Gruff AH Senior Member

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    Code 4, I saw the coming together of you 7x57 on NE and admired it then and now. Have to say that anyone who builds a custom 7x57 is starting out ahead of the game.
    As shown already I have done that myself on a DWM 1908 action
    26 in MAB barrel cut to 25 with min spec chamber.
    Banded front ramp and sling swivel.
    Bolt mounted aperture sight
    Custom bases and ring levers
    custom rear sling base and eye
    reshaped rear tang and bottom metal
    custom bolt handle
    custom trigger finger piece
    custom skeleton butt plate and grip cap
    ebony forend tip on custom stock

    The reason I chose the 7x57 is that for a general hunting rifle I dont think it can be bettered.
    I have a 404 for a heavy and it has similar custom parts and build but the main rifle I use is my 7x57 .

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  5. 1Shot2Kills

    1Shot2Kills AH Senior Member

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    Von Gruff & Code4 you guys have some great rifles!

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