The plan was to instruct when it came to fitting a Shrike stock, at least that's what I signed up for. This project started with a group of friends that had put their heads, hearts and funds together to build a retiring SEAL a rifle for retirement. They wanted to use a 700 type receiver and I suggested a Borden. The parts began to arrive as did some of the participants, work began and when the dust settled this is how it all came together.
The Borden Stainless steel Timberline action was chambered for 300 Winchester Magnum, The 4 grove chrome moly barrel came from Krieger. The bottom Metal was secured from Sunnyhill and the labor was supplied by some hard working, well meaning folks that felt enough about a friend and his commitment to career and country, often in harms way, to make it all come together and say thank you for your service.
Chad Tarbet and Brad Green from Intermountain Gunsmithing blued the Stainless receiver while my painter, Jeff Bunce, primed and finished the paint job with his usual stellar efforts.
The rifle was put through its paces to iron out any bugs, find which loads shot the best leaving the recipient the rest of his hunting career to hopefully make some memories with it.
This Shrike stock is now beginning to make a lot of 700 fans very happy when they've taken the plunge and given this stock a try.
Photography by Kevin Dilly at Klik Photography