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Well it's finally finished, except for final sighting in and considerable load development. I think it's pretty well tricked out for my needs. This one will serve as a backup for my, equally trick, RRA Varmint 24. This rifle started as a used Remington VLS that had some minor problems. It had some small dents on both sides of the fore end and over-sized chamfer on the firing pin bore in the bolt face. It would crater every primer, no matter how hot or mild the load. Test firing the modified bolt with a recommended max load showed no cratering whatsoever. (Problem solved)

The bolt went to Gre-Tan Rifles for a bushing and reduced firing pin diameter and bore. I had them install a new speed-lock firing pin assembly that includes a fluted and turned down firing pin, black anodized bolt shroud, cocking piece, and spring.

The dents were removed from the stock, action glass and pillar bedded, barrel floated, and some finish touchup done.

The trigger was fine-tuned to a very crisp 1.5 lbs. Next came the 9 shot extended floor plate, Leupold 30mm bases and rings, Sightron SIII 6-24X50mm Long Range Mil-Dot main optic, TNVC SAR-3PS rail, and Aimpoint Micro-T1 Red Dot secondary sight. The whole empty weight came in just under 12 pounds for this beast. I already like it, and I can't wait till the weather breaks enough to go to the range for tests. It may be a bit of over-kill for shooting targets, P-dogs, jackrabbits, and a few coyotes, but it sure is a neat rifle.
 

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VERY NICE, I HAVE ONE LIKE IT IN 22-250 (SANS THE CUSTOM WORK) IT IS A 1 HOLE RIFLE
WITH HAND LOADS.I HAVE BEEN THINKING OF GETTING RID OF THE I.S.S. BOLT SHROUD
MYSELF. I THINK IT MIGHT REDUCE LOCK TIME?? HAVE YOU HEARD?
 

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I 've read that the Gre-Tan is the fastest of the speed-Lock lock times, if you get the light-steel model. Take a look at the website below for more info. Mine had the J-Lock I.S.S. shroud and funky spring to begin with.

http://www.gretanrifles.com/detailsGTR.asp?id=88
http://www.gretanrifles.com/detailsGTR.asp?id=88

The stock was pretty sloppy before the bedding job I did. I won't know how much good I did for it until the the snow melts and I get some load development done for it.
 

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Very nice. I like the addition of the secondary sight.
 
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