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The Little Man and his rifle.

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 24,508 Senior Member
edited October 2020 in General Firearms #1
If you remember, I ordered the Little Man his first bolt action centerfire rifle to be “modified” by the two of us. 
It arrived at my FFL while I was gone, but I picked it up on Saturday. 
We started the process by letting him choose fro 2 HSP Stocks and an AICS I had on hand. Of course......she chose the AICS. Damn!
Then we installed a Remington 40X trigger. 

At just over 1.25lbs.........that’ll do for the Man. 
Set it in the stock and installed a Leupold Pic base. 

Showed him how to do all the installments. 


Mounting a Leupold Mark 4 - 4.5-14x scope and KRG Bolt Knob. 

We then headed to the ranch. 
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,297 Senior Member
    nice!  I am about 90% decided I’m gonna build an AR with my kiddo this winter.

    also- my son has the exact same pair of shorts
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,394 Senior Member
    edited October 2020 #4
    He’ll never forget this. And neither will you. He’ll own other rifles, but THIS ONE will be special. 

    Hopefully he’ll get a chance to do that with his child one day. 
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,138 Senior Member
    That spot on your lens blurred it, but I can still  see the proud smile.  Well done to you both.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,309 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    I bore sighted the rifle using the poor man’s method and got it on paper. Adjusted to to a somewhat zero and let the boy have at it. Coaching him all the way. 

    “Squeeze the bag......inhale......exhale....respiratory pause......press the trigger. 
    His first 3 round group!

    That’ll do!!
    I Attached the Surefire Suppressor and fires a couple rounds. 

    Adjusted the scope and let him fire a round. 


    We are ready to hunt!  And for the rest of his life!
    When the factory ammo runs out, I will handload for him using 140gr A-Max. 
    I am proud of him for being the hands on this project and I am proud of him for being who he is. This was fun. Thanks for being a part. 

    Thanks for including us.  I’m very proud of that young man and the great job you’ve done as a father.  Wish there were more like you guys.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    I am a man of many faults and few attributes. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,385 Senior Member
    Youth of America - CORRUPTED!  Dianne Feinstein would be appalled! :D

    I wish those KRG bolt knobs were around 20 years ago.  Would have saved us a lot of grief with the chopping, threading. . .  You might  have him play around with flipping it over to put the screw on top.  Less stuff to rub you raw as you come up with your knuckle to crank it open in a hurry.


    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    I don’t notice it when I run the bolt. But, that’s a good idea. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member


    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,152 Senior Member
    Very special project, to say the least.  You should be proud of the end result and I'm sure it'll fare well in the field.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,391 Senior Member
    Well done Zedric
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    Not a typical hunting platform. But, he chose to build it as one I am quite familiar with and he himself has used. 

    Like father........like son. 

    He’ll do well. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,086 Senior Member
    Great job...both of you!
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,006 Senior Member
    Looks to be quite proud of himself as he should be. Congrats on a wonderful father/son building opportunity.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    Thanks guys. It was a fun build. Explaining the how’s and why’s. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,309 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    I am a man of many faults and few attributes. 
    = Human

    .... but a good one 👍
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 607 Senior Member
    Nice job and good looking rifle. By your pics, I now know why there ain't any reloading supplies anywhere to be found 😂
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    Nice job and good looking rifle. By your pics, I now know why there ain't any reloading supplies anywhere to be found 😂
    I plan ahead. 😁
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    Six-Gun said:
    Very special project, to say the least.  You should be proud of the end result and I'm sure it'll fare well in the field.
    I’ll probably go ahead and paint the HS LTR stock for him. It’s much more trim and compact. A better “hunting” stock in my opinion. If he gets tired of lugging the heavier AICS Stocks around........we can switch. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    I forgot to mention that we failed to follow standard barrel break in procedures. Ruined it by doing our own method involving diatomaceous Earth and VFG Pellets for a lapping. Then......shot the damn thing!!!

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • pjames777pjames777 Senior Member Posts: 1,421 Senior Member
    What a wonderful project together!  Great job dad and I'm sure this is just the beginning of some wonderful memories!   
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,145 Senior Member
    Awesome. You continue to set the bar high for fathers. I just wish there were a lot more like you in this crazy world.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,797 Senior Member
    I am happy you went the route you did. I imagine your even happier.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    Michakav said:
    I am happy you went the route you did. I imagine your even happier.
    I’m pretty proud. Both in his work in putting it together and his shooting. 
    Guess he gets to handload for it as well!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • gunner81gunner81 Member Posts: 481 Member
    I read through and must have missed it I found the bullet weight but not the caliber
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    gunner81 said:
    I read through and must have missed it I found the bullet weight but not the caliber
    Sorry, this thread stemmed from another thread referencing the cartridge. 
    This rifle is chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,797 Senior Member
    What does it weigh?
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,250 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    I am a man of many faults and few attributes. 
    I think you got that backwards.

    Well done, Dad!

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    Michakav said:
    What does it weigh?
    I’m not sure. Heavier than I’d have thought he’d want. But, when he was choosing the stock, he went with the heavier AICS than either HSP option he had. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    edited October 2020 #31
    Zee said:
    I am a man of many faults and few attributes. 
    I think you got that backwards.

    Well done, Dad!

    Mike
    I hide them well. 😉

    Sometimes. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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