I want to give you a free rifle...

Discussion in 'Competition Forum (All Calibers)' started by Alex Wheeler, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. Alex Wheeler

    Alex Wheeler Gold $$ Contributor

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    ...to shoot for a match! HA

    So with all the talk about growing the shooting sports I think I came up with something. I shouldn't say I came up with it, Kelly Mcmillan did something similar and I thought it was great. So what I am going to do is build a 1k Br rifle. It will be top quality everything. It will be available at the 1k Br matches in Missoula Mt. at the deep creek range next year. This rifle is open for anyone who thinks they may want to try 1k Br. Just rsvp with me what day you would like to shoot and everything will be provided. Just show up and give it a go. In this thread I will kind of do a "blog" I think thats what its called. I will post updates, pics, maybe even videos of the whole build process, tuning process, and some of the shooters who come out to use it. I mentioned this to some of the best supporters of the shooting sports I could think of. They were happy to help. So far these parts have been donated,

    Jim Borden, BRM drop port action
    Ian with Vortex, Vortex golden eagle
    Kelly Mcmillan, Wheeler LRB stock
    Sandy Krieger, Krieger Barrel
    Greg Taylor (Taylor Accuracy) , BixNAndy trigger
    Roger Gower (keystone shooter's supply) Lapua brass, sierra bullets
    Bobinpa (forum member) donation for use towards component costs

    I will keep this going and hope to hear from anyone who is in the Montana area that wants to give this game a try without having to spend anything up front. And remember the list of doners next time your trying to decide where to spend your $$$
     
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  2. Hal

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    This shooting sports has lots of GOOD people in it.

    Hal
     
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  3. CJ6

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    Now THAT'S how you pay it forward.....Good for you Alex....
     
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    wish i was closer to Montana
     
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    gunsandgunsmithing The best tuners and wind flags on the market Gold $$ Contributor

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    Good job Alex! You are to be commended for this.
    A friend and match director locally has done this same thing in our area using a proven used rifle that didn't cost as much as a new build, but was plenty good enough to let new shooters see what the game is about in the upper classes. I can think of 3 or 4 people that have gone from using his equipment to buying their own rifles and being active members in our sport.

    There are lots of things that we can all do to help grow the sport but this is one of the best, IMO.
     
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    ME TO !!!!!!!!!:D:D
     
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  7. Alex Wheeler

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    Add Krieger to the list
     
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  8. Alex Wheeler

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    What color should I paint the stock????
     
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  9. Tony1320

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    Candy Apple Red!

    That's awesome stuff Alex, I just ordered a Borden BRM for my first F-TR rifle. I was going to do a F Class Panda but after talking with Jim and reading your opinions on a Borden on this forum I went with the BRM. I hope it turns out good
     
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    Candy apple is an option, you will like your BRM
     
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    Do you have any pictures of stocks in the past done in Candy apple red?
     
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    Man what a phenominal idea of getting new shooters into the game.
    Hats off to you and the sponsors involved.

    :D
     
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    Blue


    Ray
     
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  15. Tony1320

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    Those are beautiful Alex! I love that red! When my XIT arrives I'm debating either straight Candy Apple Red or maybe add some silver marble
     
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    Thanks to Adam Bentley at Dresden gun co. and Carson Lilja. Both guys contacted me wanting to help. I pretty much have everything I need to do the build however. But the offers were generous.
     
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    I think as long as your doing a very American thing go red white n blue fading from color to color.
     
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