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FrankenCreed II

Well ol' Frank went under the knife and is parted out. Each piece
will be worked over or replaced in an effort to get me to 12 lbs.
The original plan was to start with the MDT Oryx chassis, lay a bolt
on the bench and build off that, but numbers were not adding up
or going in my favor.....Next big expenditure will be a Night Force
scope. There is a 7 ounce difference between the 15-55x52, and the
42x44 competition scopes, and each ounce will count.  So here's the
deal at the moment. My original HS3 stock will be put back into the
mix. There are several areas of the stock that material can be removed
with no ill effect. So I'll be on the mill doing a little renovating. This will
take maybe a few months to complete as funds also build. No matter
what, It needs done by early March.

As for the new avatar ??  :D   It's actually an old one of mine I used
during the Holidays on our ATV sites. Making that list, and checking
it twice..... ;)
Keeping my bad Kharma intact since 1952

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Reply #1
Here's a pic of my HS3 stock to start with.....
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Reply #2
If you pull the orxy apart there is quite a bit of material that can be removed that won't be noticed

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Reply #3
If you pull the orxy apart there is quite a bit of material that can be removed that won't be noticed

That will be for the 17lb gun and that 30" Brux I salted away.

Went thru my AR grip stash and found an old grip I shaved down
years ago for a lightened iron sighted Colt.  My MDT straight grip
I modded weighs in at 6 ozs. The old Colt comes in at 3 ozs. So
that goes into the build pile..... ;)
Keeping my bad Kharma intact since 1952

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Did a little mocking up for the butt stock spine and bag
rider. Made a spacer to get my pull length right for me, and
with that done, figure in the lower rod, and mounting points.
Was hoping to get out to my sons place and get some mill
work done but, Mother nature took a dump on us. Got to get
outside and shovel the walks of 8" of the heavy stuff, before
school lets out.
Keeping my bad Kharma intact since 1952

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Reply #5
How does the lower rod secure to the hand grip?
Dave

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Reply #6
How does the lower rod secure to the hand grip?

Right now the plan is to use a flush, button screw in front, and
smaller ones on each side, also flush.

Last night I gathered every part and put them on my scale to see
where I'm at..... 11lbs, 12 ozs, not counting the weight of the scope
that is not here yet. Need to get rid of another pound between all
the pieces.....I'm confident, but it will be close.
Keeping my bad Kharma intact since 1952

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Hopefully the mill will be open this week but in the meantime,
here's something I've been meaning to do. That ball end on the
bolt is pretty large. Awhile back, I flattened the front to make
it feel better on the thumb. Well, I decided to flatten the other
side and punch a hole thru it. Had to use carbide. They put a
healthy heat treat on that handle !!  Another 1/2 ounce gone.  ;)
Gotta find the leather flap wheel to clean up the sanding marks.
Keeping my bad Kharma intact since 1952

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Reply #8
well fuj that's a one of a kind... looks good !!!
Grant

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Mill finally opened up, so I started by removing the material
in front on the trigger guard. That block of material was used
to hold the magazine latch. While set up, I bolted up the
pistol grip, and with a large ball mill, contoured the trigger
guard aluminum to be a perfect match to the grip. I finished
up the final contouring with a half round file.....I also added
an additional screw to the side of the grip. This is more of a
beef it up deal. The grip will now be part of the bag rider, and
taking on a bit more of a load.

Next on the list will be getting that scope ordered, and weighing
all the pieces again. The 15x55 Comp NF is ruled out because of
it's weight. I've been heavily mulling over that 42x44 NF and the
Sightron 45x45. Both are about the same weight, and both have
ED glass. The target dot is no longer available in the NF and may
have been the tipping point towards the Sightron.....So at this
point, I will be ordering the NF with the fine cross hair. What won
me over was the NF turrets......I'll sleep on it one more night then
get out the plastic.  ;)
Keeping my bad Kharma intact since 1952

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I bet you can get another 1/8 ounce out of that bolt handle.....
The most misused words in the English language are "can't" and "won't".

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I bet you can get another 1/8 ounce out of that bolt handle.....

Actually took 3/4 ounce out of that big ball.....

Well, the rough parts are stacking up. The 2 piece 3" front
rest needs drilled and tapped before further mill work. The
center screw magazine block was 1 1/4" thick. It's now 1/2"
thick, and needs cleaned up. And the butt stock stand off's
are fitted up. Once all the aluminum is done, I'll sand blast
everything, and be ready for paint or powder.....Confirmation
email back from Scope List shows my NF 42x44 comp is on it's
way......Moving right along.
Keeping my bad Kharma intact since 1952

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Reply #12
Very nice Fuj, I'm going to be trying to secure a LA Savage chassis between now and Christmas so I can do a makeover on the .338 LM before spring rolls around.

I'm already kicking myself for not buying that HD bipod @eas1949  Eric sold for half off 
Dave

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Reply #13
dave put that 338 in a orxy chassis... you wont be disappointed I don't think... that extra wheel base it gives would go good with your 338
Grant

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dave put that 338 in a orxy chassis... you wont be disappointed I don't think... that extra wheel base it gives would go good with your 338

going to wait and see what all the holiday sales offer
Dave