Whenever we purchase a custom rifle, if we don't know the maker, we pretty much assume it is good only for parts. This particular rifle came to us under those kind circumstances - with no history attached and a mechanical issue with the bolt. Frankly, we had very low expectations. But boy were we stoked when we had a chance to examine it in our shop. The mechanical issue was very minor and was corrected with a replacement part within about 2 minutes. What we found beyond that was a superbly built custom rifle with top-end parts, excellent workmanship, minimal wear and chambered in one beast of a cartridge.
The rifle is built on a 1950 H&H magnum model 70 action, fitted with a 26" fluted barrel that is crowned with a Gentry muzzle brake. The barreled action and steel bottom metal are coated in a matte tan Cerakote. All of it is professionally bedded into a McMillan Pre-64 Monte Carlo stock with McMillan's original molded-in desert camo pattern. The stock is fitted with a brown Decelerator pad. The finished look is outstanding.
The rifle is chambered in one bruiser of a cartridge - the .300 Remington Ultra Magnum or 300 RUM. If you are not familiar with the 300 RUM, there is endless information available online, but we will sum it up by saying it will toss 180 grains at nearly 3200 FPS. Few chamberings can put this kind of energy onto a target. To produce this power, the 300 RUM cartridge is 3.6 inch-long and bigger around than a standard belted magnum case, which sort of dwarfs its .30 cal bullet. giving the overall cartridge the appearance of a giant varmint round.
This rifle has been used and there are a few light blemishes on the stock and also some minor stains and blemishes in the tan Cerakote. The bore of the rifle is excellent with no pits or notable wear. There is just the slightest hint of heat in the throat area, as you'd expect from this round. There is no detectible erosion or noteworthy condition problems with the barrel. The action is smooth and tight with all correct parts and no mechanical issues.
We think the rifle looks outstanding as-is, but we are happy to re-coat the rifle for anyone who wants it freshly coated or wishes to change the color. The charge for this would be $299.
This rifle has no sights and will need a scope. We are happy to deliver the rifle fitted with the scope of your choosing. If you're looking for suggestions, we'll set it up with a Sig Sauer 3-9x40mm scope in Talley steel bases and rings for an additional $399.
NOTE: If you live outside of Washington state, this rifle must be shipped to an FFL holder who can complete the transfer. If needed, we are happy to assist you in locating an FFL holder near you who receive and transfer the rifle to you.