Did you ever sell the 416 Taylor?Stealing the FS ad from when I purchased this rifle during the past summer.
I have been a bad boy and my boss has slapped me around and asked me (lol) to move a gun or two to make up for all the stuff I have purchased recently (actually, I think she knows how much the BVC taxidermy bill is going to be!).
Ray Montgomery in Grand Junction, Colorado built this rifle in 2006.
Specifications are as follows:
Rem 700 Action, Trued by Ray, with custom shroud.
Shilen #5 Chrome Moly Barrel, cut to 22" with protected crown
Remington Trigger w/trigger job (trigger is crisp)
McMillan Sporter pattern stock - Dark Green/White, 13 11/16" LOP w/ 1" Decelerator
Williams Steel 1-Pc Bottom Metal
Action, barrel, and bottom metal matte blue finish by Ray
Caliber marking is very nicely engraved by Ray
Rifle weight with bases is 7.85 lbs. 9.15 lbs with 1-6x Trijicon mounted
I'll include a set of Hornady FL dies
I have only function fired this rifle (about 30 rounds...PO reportedly put about 100 through it). It is very comfortable and manageable. The Taylor is a very efficient cartridge with relatively low powder charges for the power level achieved.
$1,375 plus actual shipping and insurance, with dies and two piece scope bases. I also have 350 various Barnes, Nosler, North Fork and Speer bullets that are available to the buyer at a good price.
Rifle currently wears a Trijicon 1-6X Accupoint which could be included for an additional $800.
I ship from individual to FFL.
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All in all, a pretty compact, powerful and sexy rifle.
Let me know if I left anything out. I have not accuracy tested the rifle, but the PO reports sub MOA with his favorite load. I only shot it at 50 yards and it stacks them at that range, as you might expect from a Shilen- barreled and trued M700.
Thinking the 416 Taylor would be pretty handy for Brown Bear on a Win 70 action, #5, 22" Lilja barrel with a McMillan stock. Maybe run some North Fork SS 370 gr through it.Ya got here to late, it has been a fun journey with the bowling ball 416
I believe it was stocked by the good people at Fun Time, Putt Putt Golf and Bowling Alley. But I believe the Covid caused them to have to shut the doors. This has, in turn, caused the value of this fine piece to skyrocket.I knew Ray. Good smith. Bet my friend Truman Wilson stocked it.
I’m thinking of building one on a Tikka. Already gathered a factory LH wood stock which was the biggest search item.
I sent an enquiry to the good folks at Wilson Combat, and they said the cost to reproduce this work in today's economic climate would be quite cost prohibitive. Unless, of course, they started with a Hi Point 9mm. But even then, it would have to be purchased from the trunk of an 89 Oldsmobile.Well, it started life as a 1911.
Took some creative ‘smithing to turn it into a Remington M700.
All part of the charm!