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strobes
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Ok, here is my 300 Whisper I was working on for last 2.5 month and it's finally done!
I used this forum many times and wanted to say thank you to every one who helped me!
Now I'd like to return the favors and help others to find answer to the questions they may have.
I spend many- many hours researching materials, tools, parts, methods, spoke with vendors and manufacturers
to make this project right and on smallest possible budget.

So for starter here it is:
1. Stevens 200 in .308 ( I selected .308 as a most versatile caliber with plans to use 300 Whisper for fun and hogs.
Than switch barrel and go after long shoots hunting west TX)
2. 300 Whisper build by Sin_Arms - very good person to work with and reasonable prices.
It's based on Brux blank.
20", #5 Bull sportster contour
prefit, drop in build for Stevens 200,
1 in 8" twist, threaded for a suppressor 5/8X24, crowned 11 degrees, same size thread protector.
cut to SAAMI spec
3. Trigger was polished to crisp 2.5lb.
4.The bolt face in .223 and recoil lug from SSS. It took more than 7 weeks to get parts.
Still they send me incorrect box mag. I'd take my money some were else next time.
Hope my experience was just an exception...
4. Stock is sanded, action bedded using Devcon, front of the stock is reinforced with two pieces of steel and fiberglass tubes inside.
5. All parts sand blasted and refinished with Gun Kote. https://www.kgcoatings.com/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=26
Stock with 1200 air cure paint in Flat Light OD and Flat black
All metal parts with 2404 baked on Flat Tan Dark Earth, Flat Light OD and Flat black.
5. Scope mount is from EGW http://www.egw-guns.com/- my second one - very good product.
I had to cancel order for scope with Optics Planet this week after 8 weeks of waiting.
And ordered it from foxoptic.com Better prices and very good service.
I expect the scope this Wed. Loading ammo this week and may report load data
and grouping next week.
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Johnboy
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hey it looks good.just don't set it down and forget were.may not find it again.keep us informed on how things are going.
Johnboy
Alex_B
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Very nice looking rifle. Built a Whisper on a Savage 12 and have been having considerable trouble with accuracy. I'm using a 26" barrel and I see you have a 20". Have been wondering for a while if this has any effect on accuracy with a slow bullet in the barrel for so long. Would like to see how well your rifle shoots so please update with any info.

And yes Butch, I know the Army shoots 1/2" groups all day

Alex in Michigan
Ksmirk
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I'd be very interested in you outcome! been thinking about one of these for years just not much information to make me want to get my feet wet. Later,

Kirk
strobes
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Alex B,
not personal experience but first question I see people ask is : what is the twist and bullet wait you use?
If you want me to check your loads on QuickLoad and twist calculator just let me know.
Spook
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Originally Posted by Alex_B
Very nice looking rifle. Built a Whisper on a Savage 12 and have been having considerable trouble with accuracy. I'm using a 26" barrel and I see you have a 20". Have been wondering for a while if this has any effect on accuracy with a slow bullet in the barrel for so long. Would like to see how well your rifle shoots so please update with any info.

And yes Butch, I know the Army shoots 1/2" groups all day

Alex in Michigan


Cut 10" off your barrel and recrown. If your brass is all 1.355 and your powder charges are equal..your accuracy will improve providing you have at least a 10 twist and are shooting 220 gr.
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