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  1. Sako 591 Right hand action, rebarrelled with a Bartlein 1.8 twist, 24" stainless steel barrel, threaded M18 x 1mm with protective cap. Chambered 6.5mm Creedmoor Barrelled action and the floorplate of the magazine system has been ceracoated Matt Black Original Sako Varmint stock, which has been refurbished (re oiled), some marks commensurate with age and use which show in the images. Barrelled action has been pillar bedded with custom made recoil lug and devcon bedding compound. Images show stock with factory recoil pad, I have a Silvers Orange Pad on order, which will be fitted before sale and new sling swivels will be fitted too. Trigger has been cleaned and breaks at a safe 2.5 lbs. All work with the exception of Ceracoat has been carried out by me to my standards. Ceracoat applied by Liquid Steel Design This rifle will be a perfect dual use stalking / range gun for someone who appreciates the classic design and looks of the older Sako combined with a modern popular cartridge Price - £1700 including courier to an RFD in the UK or collect from myself
  2. There is information there, Tuners work just as well in centerfire application ads they do rimfire. Many of the F Class shooters (myself included) use tuners EC Tuners (Eric Cortina- a top level USA team member for example have been in production and use for years) Simple design, fine ajustment Works
  3. Hi Ian can i take the 284 win die set please
  4. Certainly a place for tuners They work and its surprising how incrementally small the ajustment is required to get a barrel to "group" well once a decent load is found, its relatively easy to make that smaller Ive made my own Tuners for my own rifles several times using simple fine thread and o rings designed in to prevent unwanted adjustment
  5. Ronin

    Bowland Custom

    Cheers Peter , Dave always a pleasure to make you accurate and interesting rifles
  6. Ronin

    The new Sig Cross Rifle

    Have seen the tests - looks good though seems very snappy recoil There’s another Sig alternative - the SSG 3000,,,,,,,,
  7. The rifle came to me last year for repair, the owner advising that it had been recently purchased with "new barrel" but was difficult to extract fired rounds - could I help. The 579 action was manufactured in 1985 from serial number and fitted in the original stock, however, it had a vermint profile replacement barrel and a bottom metal for AICS fitted. On examining the chamber and barrel with borescope, it appeared the chamber had been cut with a plastic spoon - it was really bad. So, I pulled the barrel and set it back, - the new tenon and barrel thread cut well, but the chamber cut poorly, the steel was really inferior quality, so it was sent to the scrap bin after consultation with the owner. The bolt slide was another issue and the circular retention clip had broken - none were available from the manufacturer and though there are other sources of parts, this particular bolt was of different diameter to other L series Sakos of that era which use the Bolt Slide. Thankfully, William Wadstein of Finn Enterprises (Finland) came to our aid with new factory part available off the shelf A new Sassen 8.5 twist fluted stainless barrel was ordered in Tikka Varmint profile, along with a new KKC Laminate stock The new bolt parts arrived and were duly fitted Once the barrel was delivered, it was fitted, chambered (which it finished beautifully) in 7mm-08 and sent to proof The stock arrived a couple of months later as it was special order from the factory via Jacksons (thank you Peter) The task of opening the barrel channel inlet and bottom metal inlet was undertaken to accomodate the large diameter profile and oversized BM for the AICS mag system - sometimes I wish I had a CNC Mill.... Once completed, the stock was pillar bedded using slim stainless pillars due to lack of available space for larger alloy ones and bedded in Devcon All parts were then stripped and sent to be ceracoated Matt Black at Liquid Steel Design The standard Sako Trigger had a damaged retention screw, so I sourced some 10-32 Stainless Set screws of an appropraite length and a slim nylon nut to replace the damaged original Images of the build and various parts - deliberately left the bolt uncoated as the slide will wear the coating very quickly A labour of love for this build, but worth it I think Bedding before clean up New trigger retention screw The finished rifle feeds perfectly from the supplied polymer aics mag and trigger breaks at a crisp 2 lb Hopefully have some images from the owner of its accuracy soon
  8. Ronin

    Sentinel 6XC

    Lovely Job Dave
  9. Ronin

    Bowland Custom

    Reamer list - no turn refers to standard neck not specific size so standard brass will fit
  10. Ronin

    Bowland Custom

    Thank you for all your support - really appreciated
  11. Ronin

    Bowland Custom

    Has he still all his own digits.....
  12. Just launched a web site today I’ve been working on a few weeks I’m now full time building, repair and refurbish rifles after being part time since 2007, plus I carry out deer control work as well for a variety of clients https://bowlandcustom.com/
  13. Ronin

    Has sizing wax increased my ES?

    I cut approximately .025” into the shoulder when neck turning to avoid a donut forming This allows brass to flow into the cut area and prevents the donut forming You need an angled cutter to get the appropriate material removed though Ad others have said I’d also recommend annealing after each firing - especially for a high accuracy gun where consistancy matters
  14. Ronin

    Has sizing wax increased my ES?

    If you want consistent neck tension I wouldn’t use brass that had donuts or cases that had donuts removed as the area will still be hardened and provide inconsistent release A small wipe of the inside of the case neck is well known to reduce neck tension and provide more consistent release in properly prepared cases Personally, I’d start again with fresh brass and neck turn appropriately to remove any chance of donut formation Once brass fire formed you should see a reduction in extreme spread Uou could seat the bullets above the donut in the old cases but that’s halfway fix really
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