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Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior MemberPosts: 7,662 Senior Member
Kudos to Zee, for this idea.
Post pictures of the finished customized/modded guns that started off in a factory format.
I don't necessarily need the picture of the stock gun (that would be fine though), but am looking for pictures of the upgraded/customized guns, with a description of what was done.

Ernie

"The Un-Tactical"

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,150 Senior Member
    That’s darn near ALL my rifles and SPs!  Ha!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,450 Senior Member
    edited May 16 #3
    Here's one of two.
    https://forums.gunsandammo.com/discussion/40352/no-more-fumbling#latest
    Gotta find the other one.
    Here it is.
    https://forums.gunsandammo.com/discussion/37829/pistol-upgrade#latest
    I may have one more.
    Last one I think.
    https://forums.gunsandammo.com/discussion/37665/im-going-by-way-of-the-l#latest
    Every thing else is just grip pannels, adapters, etc..

    I have a bone stock Rem 700 mnt gun. Big box counter guy mounted the scope for me. I sighted in for the cheapest ammo on the shelf. Bought upteen boxes of the stuff. Settled for mediocre, took a couple three cow elk, never looked back. I may restock it some day. Im a hard person to pigeon hole. Peculiar and enigmatic.
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,662 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    That’s darn near ALL my rifles and SPs!  Ha!

    Well step up to the plate Brother....When you have time B)o:)
    When I thought about this, I realized I only have two factory centerfire rifles.
    In SP's I have two as well, both are Remington Custom Shop XP's (250 Savage and 6BR)
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,662 Senior Member
    Here's one of two.
    https://forums.gunsandammo.com/discussion/40352/no-more-fumbling#latest
    Gotta find the other one.
    Here it is.
    https://forums.gunsandammo.com/discussion/37829/pistol-upgrade#latest
    I may have one more.
    Last one I think.
    https://forums.gunsandammo.com/discussion/37665/im-going-by-way-of-the-l#latest
    Every thing else is just grip pannels, adapters, etc..

    I have a bone stock Rem 700 mnt gun. Big box counter guy mounted the scope for me. I sighted in for the cheapest ammo on the shelf. Bought upteen boxes of the stuff. Settled for mediocre, took a couple three cow elk, never looked back. I may restock it some day. Im a hard person to pigeon hole. Peculiar and enigmatic.

    Early,
    That made it it pretty easy, by just clicking on the links-Good idea!
    What is the Model 700 Mountain rifle chambered in?
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,487 Senior Member
    edited May 16 #6
    I used to have a single shot H&R 20 gauge shotgun.  At one of the SE Shoots, I shot a couple of our late friend TennMike's single shot pistol caliber rifles.  He did some tinkering at Jerry's and after the shoot, took the top half of the shotgun home with him.  Fast forward several weeks and the top half came to my door. It is now an extremely accurate single shot rifle chambered in .357 magnum. Once i get out of South Florida I will be upgrading the scope to something to match the rifles accuracy 

    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,450 Senior Member
    Here's one of two.
    https://forums.gunsandammo.com/discussion/40352/no-more-fumbling#latest
    Gotta find the other one.
    Here it is.
    https://forums.gunsandammo.com/discussion/37829/pistol-upgrade#latest
    I may have one more.
    Last one I think.
    https://forums.gunsandammo.com/discussion/37665/im-going-by-way-of-the-l#latest
    Every thing else is just grip pannels, adapters, etc..

    I have a bone stock Rem 700 mnt gun. Big box counter guy mounted the scope for me. I sighted in for the cheapest ammo on the shelf. Bought upteen boxes of the stuff. Settled for mediocre, took a couple three cow elk, never looked back. I may restock it some day. Im a hard person to pigeon hole. Peculiar and enigmatic.

    Early,
    That made it it pretty easy, by just clicking on the links-Good idea!
    What is the Model 700 Mountain rifle chambered in?
    Its 30-06.
    Has an old Redfield 3×9 Tracker in a Luepold base. Strange thing, the windage turret is one marked for elevation. Factory mistake. I never had it fixed. I keep a note inside the cap. Real cheap factory plastic stock. Solid rifle. Could use a better one. Someday. Better glass too eventually.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,450 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    I used to have a single shot H&R 20 gauge shotgun.  At one of the SE Shoots, I shot a couple of our late friend TennMike's single shot pistol caliber rifles.  He did some tinkering at Jerry's and after the shoot, took the top half of the shotgun home with him.  Fast forward several weeks and the top half came to my door. It is now an extremely accurate single shot rifle chambered in .357 magnum. Once zi get out of South Florida I will be upgrading the scope to something to match the rifles accuracy 

    It looks in the pic like H&R put decent color case on the reciever. Has sentimental value now Im sure.
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,346 Senior Member
    Ernie may not like this one since it started out as a factory SP. 

    XP-100 221 Fireball - custom chassis, 16" barrel.

  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,450 Senior Member
    Wow!
    JKP you've posted that one before. Its the only one I've seen like it. Im sure those actions are coveated for many custom creations, but that's unique unto itself.
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,662 Senior Member
    JKP,
    I have no problem with a customization of a XP action or any other action FWIW.
    It used to be called the poor man's custom action.
    They are pricey now though.
    I bet that is a soft-shooter.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,310 Senior Member
    Here’s a couple…

    Middle gun facing left was a factory S&W Model 629-1 in pristine condition when I bought it.
    Later transformed into a 4” Slim barreled “Mountain Gun” by our own Calebib.

    This gun started life as a gently scarred Model 27-2 and was transformed by our own Justsomedude into a tackdriving slim-barreled old school .44 Mag.

    I guess I just love slim barrel Smiths!
    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.”

  • BamaakIIBamaakII Posts: 347 Member
    edited May 17 #13
    Top is my S&W M&P Performance Center CORE 9mm open gun.  Bottom is my carry 9mm shield.  More mods inside them you can't see. You also can't see the ported barrel.Top one uses 27 round mags, bottom 10 round.  Top now sports a leupold delta point pro.  The vortex could not take the recoil.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,450 Senior Member
    Those 44 Smiths are enviable!

    I'm not familiar with the Performance Center pistols. They must be real good to invest modifications and stand up to competition usage.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,150 Senior Member
    edited May 17 #15

    Start:
    Remington 700 SPS Tactical - .223

    Finish:
    -Accuracy International AICS Chassis
    -MDT Magazine
    -Vortex Diamondback Tactical 4-16 MRAD
    -SPUHR Mount
    -Timney 2-Stage Trigger & 1lb. 
    -Surefire Brake/Suppressor Attachment
    -Harris Bopod
    -Badger MUNS Attachment
    -RAPTAR-S Attachment 
    -Kinetic Research Group Knob
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,450 Senior Member
    Looks like maybe Zee custom paint too?

    Pretty serious looking rig.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,150 Senior Member
    Looks like maybe Zee custom paint too?

    Pretty serious looking rig.
    That’s a worn krylon job from a buddy. Krylon sucks!!  😁
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,150 Senior Member

    Start:
    Remington 700 SPS .260 Remington
    Finish:
    -Barrel cut to 16.5”
    -Threaded 5/8-24 lpi 
    -HSP LTR Stock
    -Timney Trigger
    -EGW Base
    -Leupold Rifleman Rings
    -Leupold VX-III 3.5-10
    -Surefire Brake/Attachment
    -Surefire 7.62 SOCOM-II Mini

    200 & 400 yrds respectively (if I remember correctly)

    Axis Doe

    An Axis & Whitetail Doe. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,346 Senior Member
    Here's a Remington 600 Mohawk chambered in 6mmBR Rem. Hart barrel, action trued and lugs lapped by Hart. Fiberglass stock that's been pillar bedded. Trigger replaced (probably Timney, but not sure). Parkerized finish.

    And a custom paint job...

    Shoots great for its size - 0.5" groups at 100 yards. Very handy rifle.






  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,434 Senior Member


    The Savage Sisters...10FP in .308 and 110FP in .300 Win. Mag.
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,854 Senior Member
    edited May 17 #21
    Zee said:
    That’s darn near ALL my rifles and SPs!  Ha!
    .243 Heavy please!!!! LOVE that damn thing!
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,150 Senior Member
    edited May 18 #22
    Michakav said:
    Zee said:
    That’s darn near ALL my rifles and SPs!  Ha!
    .243 Heavy please!!!! LOVE that damn thing!
    👍🏻
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,150 Senior Member
    The .243 Winchester “Heavy” has been through a few iterations in her life. 
    Action is an early Remington 700. I put a 32” Krieger Heavy Varmint barrel w/1-8” Twist chambered in .243 Winchester. 
    Trigger is either a Remington 40x or Timney. I’d have to pull her out to remember. 
    Current stock is a Choate Varmint/Tacfical. 
    Leupold Mk4 Rings/Base. 
    Vortex Diamondback Tactical FFP 4-16x w/MRAD turrets/reticle. 

    She shoots better than me rather consistently. 
    A Beast of a gun. I’ve taken a few deer with her. Head and neck shots. Doesn’t get out much. But does well when she does. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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