Friend's unique barrel blocked savage 284 Shehane complete!

Discussion in 'Main Message Board' started by vervi1jw, May 18, 2015.

  1. vervi1jw

    vervi1jw

    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Messages:
    86
    Sometime last fall my buddy wanted to build barrel blocked savage. He is a machinist by trade so he was able to build all of the custom components himself. I know he put a ton of time into this thing over the winter, taking his time to get it done right. If you shoot in Cadillac or Midland, MI you will probably see him around. He tried to shoot a match this past weekend but was rained out. Hopefully it will stop raining in Michigan so he can see what it can do at 600 yards. Here are the results...Disclaimer:cell phone pictures. I will try to get higher quality images sometime in the future.

    Details
    Action-Savage RBLP with PTG bolt body and bolt head.
    Barrel-32 inch Bartlein 1.25 straight taper
    Chamber- 284 Shehane: reamer from PTG. Chambered by local smith
    Stock blank: Richards AAA claro walnut roughed stock
    Barrel block, forearm, bag ski are all aluminum
    Optic: Sightron SIII 10-50
    Trigger: RB sav-2
    Weight: 22 lbs

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    First few groups at 100 yards.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Dusty Stevens

    Dusty Stevens COVFEFE- Thread Derail Crew Gold $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    May 8, 2014
    Messages:
    12,614
    Is the action free floated?
     
  3. jonbearman

    jonbearman I live in new york state,how unfortunate ! Gold $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010
    Messages:
    8,356
    ALL I CAN SAY IS wow! The way he joined the two is awesome,cant wait to see good upclose pics ofthat rifle. It is suitable for framing.
     
  4. ShootDots

    ShootDots Gold $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2008
    Messages:
    4,983
    I L-O-V-E that wood and I love the contrasting colors! But especially I love the accuracy it displays! Why my goodness, it ShootsDots! LOL!! GREAT piece of art!!
     
  5. ridgeway

    ridgeway Silver $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2007
    Messages:
    1,866
    Sure is definitely different. How is the aluminum front half connected to the wood stock?
     
  6. vervi1jw

    vervi1jw

    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Messages:
    86
    Yes it is, very very small gap to make it look cleaner and be lower profile.
     
  7. Dusty Stevens

    Dusty Stevens COVFEFE- Thread Derail Crew Gold $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    May 8, 2014
    Messages:
    12,614
    Very nice!
     
  8. vervi1jw

    vervi1jw

    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Messages:
    86
    He epoxied a stainless steel tube in the wood and it's held in the aluminum with set screws.
     
  9. Dusty Stevens

    Dusty Stevens COVFEFE- Thread Derail Crew Gold $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    May 8, 2014
    Messages:
    12,614
    I know they gotta be a pain to make but he should sell those
     
  10. /VH

    /VH Hillary ain't in jail, so leave me to hell alone! Gold $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Messages:
    540
    Looks like the trigger guard could use some liquid nail and a couple of gyp screws............no, seriously; she is purdy!
     
  11. CharlieNC

    CharlieNC Gold $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Messages:
    1,291
    Great work and much more patience than I have.
     
  12. joshb

    joshb Gold $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2014
    Messages:
    5,286
    Where are the pics? I got no pics.😁😰
     
  13. vervi1jw

    vervi1jw

    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Messages:
    86
    Hmm. I don't know. They seem to be working for everyone else.
     

Share This Page