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While I've been hunting and shooting all my life, I've only just began to get into target shooting. I'm young and don't have an awful lot of money, and Mel's rifle seems to be about the best thing out there for the amount of green stuff he's asking for it.
 

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Its a good deal

It's a real good deal for what you are spending. I can't think that MEL is making any money on the deal though. Maybe its just his way of getting in the door. I say buy before he gets greedy :wink: J.K. Mel
 

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I'm not going to comment on the rifle, as obviously I'm biased. I am very anxious to hear what people think about it.

In terms of the price... I'll be honest, I do make a little bit of money, about $150 per rifle... if I don't count shipping (yah, well, I'm not going to get rich off of these, thats for sure, but I sure enjoy doing it).

MEL
 

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Yes, any of the standard McMillan camo patterns is available. Or any of their standard molded in colors. (not their textured paints).

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I agree. Mel is not making any $$ on the rifle (which is a shame given the time he has put into the project). My only problem is trying to decide whether to get one in 6.5x55 or .300 Win Mag.
 

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My choice would be 6.5 Swede, that would be alot more fun to shoot than the big .300 Winchester. Mel are you going to start making your rifle in 6.5? I read that you we're going to use a different bolt, which one did you end up using?
 

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Errr... well, the 6.5x55 is an interesting beast. It does not have a standard case head diameter (like .473 of the .30-06 cartridges). What you have to do is slightly open up the bolt face of a .473 to accept the 6.5x55. I'm such a fan of this cartridge that I cannot just say "no". If someone wants one... I'll do it (heh... and make even less money!)

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I have an old mauser chambered in 6.5x55. Granted i dont have near the experience with cartridges as mel, i still have to say that the 6.5 may be one of the best to shoot with. Not only is it very flat shooting, but there is very little recoil for its capabilities. I all for an SC1 in 6.5, and am saving my nickels and dimes to go ahead and purchase one. :D
 

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God job Mel! I have a Winchester M70 lightweight in 30'06 which is my No. 1 Choice for about any type of game. I've been watching this sight and others like it now for quite a while, and I've got the long range shooting bug. Anyway, I was considering using my M70 action to build a rifle around, but after I've priced about every option that should guarantee the same performance, the SC1 beat my projected cost by more than $200. And that was with my own action. It's been said before and I'll say it again- Mel can't be making anything on these rifles. Look for my order in the next couple weeks.
 

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According to the SC-1 information page, the two standard chamberings are .308 and .300 Win Mag. there are 4 alternate calibers listed (.243, 6.5x55 Swedish, .30-06, and 7mm Rem Mag) :shock:
 

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I'm working on getting the official SC1 page up. Here is the breakdown on the calibers:

.223
.243
6.5x55 Swede
6.5x284 Norma
.308
.30-06
7mm Rem Mag
.300 WSM
.300 Win Mag

Enjoy!

MEL
 

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That would be a sweet rifle, a SC1 in 6.5 Norma, what would be the lengths of the barrel you could have on that rifle?
 

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Buyers choice (no cost option) from 22-26"
Sorry, but no option on the barrel contour, it needs to be a #6 light target contour (same as on the prototype)

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Mel,
One question for ya. Which all stocks are you offering with the SC1?
Baker special an option?
 

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For right now the baker is not an option. The only two stocks available are the McMillan Winchester Marksman and HTG (A1) stock. The reason is because I want to initially stick with what I know and have proven in my own use. I know exactly what is involved to make these two stocks work. Once the processes have been fully developed and things are flowing smoothly with rifle manufacture, I then plan to offer the various other McMillan stocks (Baker, A2-5, McHale (myfavorite) etc). Of course, these stocks will come at an extra price, there really is no way I can avoid that, as it costs me more to buy them from McMillan!! It should just be the additional cost of the stock, plus about $50 for the extra labor (I might be able to trim that down if things run smooth).

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So now that Mel has the FFL, production has begun? What kind of a wait period is expected for the SC1 after an order is placed? Oh, happy birthday Mel.
 

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Hey, thanks!!

The wait will be between 4-5 months. The single biggest reason is because McMillan has such a long wait (3-4 months). The faster I can get them McMillan, the faster the rifles will be complete. Hopefully they will get better.

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