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308 win. Lilja 15” barrel. Opened bolt face and added a Borden sako extractor. Holland brake. Mcmillan stock. Bedded, true, trigger work, cerakote, and Egw HD base.

Defiantly not match ammo but it shows promise. Hornady light recoil 125 grain. Little left right in the group. The customer should be able to work up some high performance loads with this one!

 
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Do you remember what Lilja barrel contour was used?

Thanks
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No idea. The customer is on here. Maybe he will answer that.
 
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That will work.
Nice Rig!


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Lilja barrel is 1:10 twist and an "XP-8" contour.

Lilja XP-8 Contour

Hope that helps.


-Freeze
 
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Yes it does help thanks for the info. You have one very nice pistol there. I love to see these beautiful builds. There is just something about a well done specialty pistol.
 
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Nice looking rig and a very useful caliber. thumbup thumbup
 
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I can’t wait to see what it does with a longer bullet that won’t have so much jump.

For the first three down the tube it’s doing good tho happy
 
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Very good looking gun!


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Nice set up! Another great looking project!!!!


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Great looking gun. The Cerakote really “finishes“ the build. I like it!

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That is a slick rig.
I think a lot of people over look the 308 because it is to "vanilla".
I am down to one pistol barrel for my Encore and it is a 308. Factory barrel and I will say it is one of the best factory chambers I have had. It thrives on 150-165 bullets and Varget, same load I use in my rifle.
Hunting load is factory fodder. I had a box I had bought on sale, went and ran 10'rounds through it. Stopped and bought all they had, same lot number, 7-8 boxes.

Guys traveling on hunts, gun and ammo get seperated. Some calibers can be hard to find off the beaten path. Everyone knows what 308 is Wink, it just works.


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I like it. Well most of it! I'm sure it'll be effective on game or targets. But it'll always be a 308!!! Before anyone gets their undies in a bunch in just messing with the guy.

Aaron
 
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There are a lot of the "vinalla" calibers that will take game and on realistic terms; are the same as the currently wrote about new "stuff". Same thing happened when the gun writers wrote about them. Nobody invented a new wheel; just put bling on it.

Nice rig and great job Chris.


This post should resurrect some of the the "dead". Big Grin
(Reading from other posts.)
 
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Wow ……… looks great and shooting very nice groups right off the bat.
 
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Originally posted by rickiesrevenge:
I like it. Well most of it! I'm sure it'll be effective on game or targets. But it'll always be a 308!!! Before anyone gets their undies in a bunch in just messing with the guy.

Aaron


I know exactly what you mean ....

I have a soft spot in my heart for the 308, going back almost 30 years to the first buck I ever killed. My experience also shows that the 308 just works for me and my use.

I tried, really tried, to come up with a reason to make it into something more exotic, but at the end of the day the plain old vanilla 308 won out.

I can't wait to get started with load development. I plan on starting with the Hornady 168 A-Max and either Varget or AR-Comp.

If I can get it to shoot anywhere near as well as the 6 Creedmoor Chris built for me I will be ecstatic.


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308 3006 too excellent work horses that ammo can be found everywhere. Kinda like the 3030 available everywhere. huge pill choices, plus cast pills as well. Nothing stateside that either can't handle with the proper load choice.
 
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Sweet pistol! Good work, as always!
 
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308 3006 too excellent work horses that ammo can be found everywhere. Kinda like the 3030 available everywhere. huge pill choices, plus cast pills as well. Nothing stateside that either can't handle with the proper load choice.


Maybe if you exclude brown bear. Not that I don't think you CAN kill a brown bear with a medium sized 30. There are much better choices when a big coastal brown bear is the intended species.

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Thanks for all the nice comments on the gun.
Chris does great work.

Aaron .... When I go chasing costal Browns I promise to build something exotic for the trip!


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Thanks for all the nice comments on the gin.
Chris does great work.

Aaron .... When I go chasing costal Browns I promise to build something exotic for the trip!


-Freeze


Gonna hold you to that!


Aaron
 
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Whats that beast weigh? Just curious.

Aaron
 
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I don't have it yet, but the shipping label says 12.5# .... And that would include the hard case.

I will weigh it once delivered and post to this thread.


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I’d guess 7-7.5
 
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Yep a 308 to be proud of. Chris made you a very good lookin one.
 
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.308 ?? What were you thinking!!!
Just kidding great caliber and nice looking gun. Congrats Matt.
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Shoot it yet?

Aaron
 
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Surprised no one has made a 300 Creedmore yet Roll Eyes
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Surprised no one has made a 300 Creedmore yet Roll Eyes
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Done 22, 6, 25, 6.5 creed
 
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Whats that beast weigh? Just curious.

Aaron


Aaron,
I didn't even think to weigh it before i mounted the scope, but I did weigh it today.

With EGW HD 20 MOA base, low Burris Signature 1" Rings, and a Leupold VX3 2.5-8 scope it tipped my meat scale at 6.70 pounds.

The scale is certainly not calibrated and certified but has always proven to be accurate.

I honestly thought it would be heavier, but am happy to be wrong!


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Shoot it yet?

Aaron


A little bit, just to get through the break in.
Used some loads from past experience with the 308 and I think she will shoot well once I get serious about load development. Heck she shot my generic loads pretty darn well already, but don't really know what she can do yet since I only had access to a 50 yard range.


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Surprised no one has made a 300 Creedmore yet Roll Eyes
Matt


Wouldn't that just be the 30 TC, which has been around for about 10 years?
I am pretty sure the 30 TC is the parent case for the entire Creedmoor family.


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Aaron,
I didn't even think to weigh it before i mounted the scope, but I did weigh it today.

With EGW HD 20 MOA base, low Burris Signature 1" Rings, and a Leupold VX3 2.5-8 scope it tipped my meat scale at 6.70 pounds.

The scale is certainly not calibrated and certified but has always proven to be accurate.

I honestly thought it would be heavier, but am happy to be wrong!


-Freeze


Thats pretty light. I'm surprised that its under 7.

Aaron
 
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Thats pretty light. I'm surprised that its under 7.

Aaron


Me too!
I didn't make any attempt to hit a specific weight or even pay attention to components while gathering parts for the build, but I fully expected the gun to exceed 7 pounds once scoped.

It will probably gain a little weight if I end up with a rifle scope on it, but I need to shoot it more before I know if I will go in that direction.

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308's work.
Nice Rig!
Shooting report???


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308's work.
Nice Rig!
Shooting report???


Weather here has been too bad for shooting, and even if the weather was better I've been busy trying to fill my remaining deer tags.

Hope to get to the range tomorrow to do some load testing.

I'll report back once I have some real data.


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308's work.
Nice Rig!
Shooting report???


I tried the 168 A-Max with both Varget and AR-Comp.
It doesn't seem to shoot everything well, like the 6 Creed Chris built for me earlier this year, but it showed a clear preference for Varget.

It didn't take much work to settle on a load that will allow me to hunt with it next week (no hunting on Sunday in PA).

Here is my 100 yard Zero Validation target from the range today:



If the deer cooperate, and I do my part, I should have a field photo to add to this thread by next weekend.


-Freeze
 
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That will work. Good job.
 
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Well.....if you miss it’s obviously not the guns fault Troll
 
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Well.....if you miss it’s obviously not the guns fault Troll


Yeah, no doubt about that, any misses don't belong to the gun.

Another great reault Chris. I once again couldn't be happier.

I think I'll give it a whirl with a rifle scope once the season ends. If I can shoot a rifle scope with a full field of view then I will go in that direction.


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308's work.
Nice Rig!
Shooting report???


I tried the 168 A-Max with both Varget and AR-Comp.
It doesn't seem to shoot everything well, like the 6 Creed Chris built for me earlier this year, but it showed a clear preference for Varget.

It didn't take much work to settle on a load that will allow me to hunt with it next week (no hunting on Sunday in PA).

Here is my 100 yard Zero Validation target from the range today:



If the deer cooperate, and I do my part, I should have a field photo to add to this thread by next weekend.


-Freeze


Excellent!


Ernie (xphunter) "The Un-Tactical"
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Very good shooting,the 308 is very versatile and fun on varmints too.Back when I was younger and shot rifles at varmints my 308 Varmint Special busted a few woodchucks with 125BTs,lots of carnage.Very good looking rig,the stock color is nice too,was that a group buy stock?Did the barrel channel need to be opened up for the Lilja,I believe as they come they are made to accept the Remington Sendero/Varmint contour.
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Very good shooting,the 308 is very versatile and fun on varmints too.Back when I was younger and shot rifles at varmints my 308 Varmint Special busted a few woodchucks with 125BTs,lots of carnage.Very good looking rig,the stock color is nice too,was that a group buy stock?Did the barrel channel need to be opened up for the Lilja,I believe as they come they are made to accept the Remington Sendero/Varmint contour.
Matt


The stock is from the group buy.
65% MED TAN, 25%- MED BROWN & 10%-WHITE

The barrel is actually a little smaller than the channel in the stock. I don't believe the channel needed opened at all.

I also have another build with a Brux #5 contour and it fit as well.

The Brux #5 contour is a little heavier than the Lilja XP-8 contour.


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The Lilja looks like a perfect fit,and the colors work great in those percentages.
IMHO.
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The Lilja looks like a perfect fit,and the colors work great in those percentages.
IMHO.
Matt


To me the barrel profile is just a little small to be a "perfect" fit to the stock, but I can certainly live with it!




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Well.....if you miss it’s obviously not the guns fault Troll


I was out this morning and got my first opportunity (and a second) with the boring old .308.
I held up my end of the deal, and that boring old 308 just kept doing what it does.

Pretty boring is correct, absolutely no fanfare just ....... bang, flop (repeat as required).





Thanks again Chris!


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Good job!!
 
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Can't argue with the results , you made a great choice in the .308 !
 
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Can't argue with the results , you made a great choice in the .308 !


Thanks Mike.
I was confident in my choice, I have a striker in .308 also, but I am really happy now.

I just prefer the balance and trigger of the XP versus the Savage.


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Can't argue with the results , you made a great choice in the .308 !


Thanks Mike.
I was confident in my choice, I have a striker in .308 also, but I am really happy now.

I just prefer the balance and trigger of the XP versus the Savage.


-Freeze


I do like the balance better of the XP too.


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Congrats on the deer!

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Congrats on the deer! The 308 just plain works.
 
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