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Finally finished putting a 6.8 bolt gun together and thought I would share the details if anyone is trying to do the same.

Rifle was a Remington Model 7 Predator in 223. I sent the bolt to LRI to open up the face and install a M16 extractor and dual electors. I also replaced the follower with one from a 243 Predator.

Mcgowen barrel is a 20" long Remage, 5r, fluted, Remington magnum contour, 11 twist.
So far it's shooting sub moa with my 95 ttsx handloads, and right at moa with 3 different factory loads 120gr sst, 90gr fusion, and 100gr gmx.

With a Trijicon Accupoint 3-9x40 and DNZ mount, it weighs 7lbs 2oz and is 38 1/2" OAL.

This rifle was purpose built for my daughters and nephew to deer hunt with, but I'm definitely going to tote it this fall.
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That looks awesome. Do you have a breakdown of the costs or is that too sensitive to ask?
 
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That's a slick rig.
And those prices might even be slicker.
Congrats!
 
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Congratulation on a really nice looking & shooting rifle! It is very satisfying when a plan comes together so well. It seems like custom rifles quickly become a shooter's favorite!

The dual ejectors are really perplexing though. I'm still wondering why they are needed on a Remington style action? Is the Model 7 bolt very different from a 700 bolt? I like the M16 extractor mod also. Looks like LRI really knows their "stuff". Some years back I had a 6PPC bench gun built on a Remington 700 SA. The rifle was originally a .308. I found several gunsmiths that would mod the bolt by installing a Sako extractor & silver-solder a reducing ring inside the bolt face. It seemed like this was a standard fix for benchrester's that wanted to use Remington actions. (Just FYI...)

Thanks for posting!
 

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Great looking rifle ..been considering sending my model 7 to McGowan for a 6.8 conversation. But Im also thinking of a custom built Shaw rifle in 6.8 . Decisions, decisions, decisions .:unsure::unsure::unsure:
 

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Beautiful rig. I am waiting on a 6.8 bolt gun from Shaw Rifle. I thought seriously about having one built, but it was going to cost the same as a custom rifle; so I elected to go that route. Enjoy the rifle, I think it is a great little cartridge which works well in bolt or semi auto.
 

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Finally finished putting a 6.8 bolt gun together and thought I would share the details if anyone is trying to do the same.

Rifle was a Remington Model 7 Predator in 223. I sent the bolt to LRI to open up the face and install a M16 extractor and dual electors. I also replaced the follower with one from a 243 Predator.

Mcgowen barrel is a 20" long Remage, 5r, fluted, Remington magnum contour, 11 twist.
So far it's shooting sub moa with my 95 ttsx handloads, and right at moa with 3 different factory loads 120gr sst, 90gr fusion, and 100gr gmx.

With a Trijicon Accupoint 3-9x40 and DNZ mount, it weighs 7lbs 2oz and is 38 1/2" OAL.

This rifle was purpose built for my daughters and nephew to deer hunt with, but I'm definitely going to tote it this fall.
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now that is a sexy little weapon, good job
 

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Good job!!
I went a different route. Picked up a piece of 6.8 SPC brass at the range?? Never seen one before so I did a little digging. Found "this place" and that got me started on my project.
Lots of AR info but not too much on a bolt gun platform
Didn't want to spend BIG $$$ and not like the round. Ordered up a chambered barrel for my Savage. Went with the SPC rather than the SPC II so I could jam my bullets into the lands.
Had "my man" open up a bolt head to fit the 6.8 case.
Got brass, bullets and dies, loaded up a bunch of ammo so I would be "ready" when the barrel showed up.
I single load so no worries with feeding or extraction. Shoots bug holes from day one.
Started out with the lightest bullets I could get my hands on and will go heavier as the throat wears. FPS? No worries. Not expecting anything to out run it. ;)
Bug holes at 100 yards and pound steel out to 400 + yards. :D
 
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