My rifle is finally built (7mm RM, Cadex chassis)

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My rifle is finally built (7mm RM, Cadex chassis)

Postby Hunter » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:47 pm

I posted awhile back on the new Cadex Chassis system when I was trying to figure out if I should order one use it with my rifle to be build project: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=54715

I also remember asking a few questions in this topic: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=50905

Well, it is finally built. This is what I chose:

Remington 700 series SPS action and 26" barrel in stainless steel in 7mm Remington Magnum
Cadex Chassis with custom fixed stock (first one in Australia)
Basic Nikon scope (saving for an upgrade)
Using 5 round .300WM AI magazines

It's a heavy rifle, not the best for long walks but great for long shots with minimum recoil for the chosen calibre. It's about 6kg (not your average M4 weight)

Dropped a deer and quite a few roo's with it already. Very nice to shoot
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Re: My rifle is finally built (7mm RM, Cadex chassis)

Postby Woodsman » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:04 pm

How heavy? I think you've assembled a pretty sweet km+ long range rifle there.
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Re: My rifle is finally built (7mm RM, Cadex chassis)

Postby diamondcutter13 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:35 pm

nice, I'll be looking at the Cadex for my .300 WM XM2010 clone.
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Postby Woodsman » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:21 pm

Out of curiosity also, is that stock folding? It looks like there is a hinge there so you could fold it.
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Re: My rifle is finally built (7mm RM, Cadex chassis)

Postby diamondcutter13 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:33 pm

Woodsman wrote:Out of curiosity also, is that stock folding? It looks like there is a hinge there so you could fold it.


yup it folds.

http://www.cadexdefence.com/spec_pdf/Strike_dual_rifle_chassis.pdf

I'll likely end up going with the MDT Tac just for cost ($800 CAD vs $2200+)

http://mdttac.com/products/m700-long-action-chasis/
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Re: My rifle is finally built (7mm RM, Cadex chassis)

Postby Woodsman » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:43 am

I like it. I will post my new 6.5 Grendel baby next week!

I might have to include some multi cam gear with it just to piss off JITW an extra bit.
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Re: My rifle is finally built (7mm RM, Cadex chassis)

Postby Hunter » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:10 am

Woodsman wrote:How heavy? I think you've assembled a pretty sweet km+ long range rifle there.


About 6 kg. Actually I think with all the gear on and full round it's about 6.5kg. I was carrying through a forest for about 4 hours whilst stalking some deer. The next day my arms felt like they'd had a gym session.

I got a nice grouping not long after it was assembled with basic factory loads. I'll post a pic of it soon. I'm very interested to see how it goes with home loads.


Woodsman wrote:Out of curiosity also, is that stock folding? It looks like there is a hinge there so you could fold it.


Yeah it folds, although folding stocks are illegal in Australia (don't bother asking why, never question our gun laws as you'll just go insane). I had to get this one non-folding. They screwed in some bars to prevent it from folding so it would comply with our laws - meaning that I was allowed to import it.

diamondcutter13 wrote:I'll likely end up going with the MDT Tac just for cost ($800 CAD vs $2200+)


Yeah you're right with that, there are many chassis's for the Rem 700 that are not that expensive.

Chassis was $2,500. Australian Custom fees was about $300. Freight was $300 and my government taxed me $400 for it. So I paid about $3,500 just for the chassis. Very expensive even though the initial charge by Cadex was $2,500.







Do any of you have a 7mm Remington Magnum??
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Postby Hunter » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:20 am

This is basic factory ammo out at 100 metres not long after I assembled it. Not too shabby!! Nice little triangle group
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Postby Hunter » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:04 am

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Postby Hitoru » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:19 pm

Nice rifle,what does roo taste like ?
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Re: My rifle is finally built (7mm RM, Cadex chassis)

Postby Woodsman » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:48 pm

That's cool. A friend of mine carried a .308 target gun out elk hinting one tear that was about that heavy. Better him than me! I know about the workout feeling. This is why I am shaving every friggin' ounce off my rifles! Nice headshot on the roo. We occasionally get roo jerky here & it's tasty! Wish I could come down there & try a chunk of it grilled sometime!
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Re: My rifle is finally built (7mm RM, Cadex chassis)

Postby Hunter » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:26 am

Hitoru wrote:Nice rifle,what does roo taste like ?


Has a slight wild gamey taste but if you cook it right it can be quite tender. A nice marinade works a real treat. Kangaroo's always been a bit of feed your dog type of meat except recently in the last couple of years Aussies are slowly realising it's not too bad. It's starting to pop up in fancy restaurants here and there.

Woodsman wrote:We occasionally get roo jerky here & it's tasty! Wish I could come down there & try a chunk of it grilled sometime!


Haven't even seen roo jerky over here, that'd be pretty good I imagine. Well if ever you come down under bring a few toys there's tons of roo's everywhere, As soon as the joey is out of the pouch the female roo starts breeding another one.
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Re: My rifle is finally built (7mm RM, Cadex chassis)

Postby diamondcutter13 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:19 am

Hunter wrote:Do any of you have a 7mm Remington Magnum??


I've got two Rem 700s, a light barrel in .300 WM and a Sendero in 7mm RM. I'd like to turn the 7mm into what you've done there but it's already got a decent stock. The light weight .300's wood stock is very light and a bit beat up. The lightness of it beats the shooter up a bit too so I'd like to replace that one first and put a magazine on it. The 7mm still needs a scope, rings, and custom bolt so that one is a long way from done. Looking at one of the Vortex for it.

The 7mm will be my long range competition gun and the .300 for hunting. We hunt coyote here in Alberta like the Aussie's hunt Roo's except I would not dare eat coyote. Roo I found quite tasty, I ate it when I was down in Puckapunyal for a shooting comp. The Indonesians brought their own cooks and made some wicked curry stir-frys with it.
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Re: My rifle is finally built (7mm RM, Cadex chassis)

Postby Hunter » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:04 pm

diamondcutter13 wrote:Roo I found quite tasty, I ate it when I was down in Puckapunyal for a shooting comp.


Pucka? Not many people know Puckapunyal, not even many Aussies.
What was the shooting comp, who ran it?

I plan on using my 7mm RM in a comp in 2013. I need some time off though to get the home loads going - and cash for nice new scope
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Re: My rifle is finally built (7mm RM, Cadex chassis)

Postby diamondcutter13 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:37 pm

Hunter wrote:
diamondcutter13 wrote:Roo I found quite tasty, I ate it when I was down in Puckapunyal for a shooting comp.


Pucka? Not many people know Puckapunyal, not even many Aussies.
What was the shooting comp, who ran it?

I plan on using my 7mm RM in a comp in 2013. I need some time off though to get the home loads going - and cash for nice new scope


2009, it was the Aussie Army comp (Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting). Most of the SE Asian nations plus Canada and the UK send teams annually.
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