408 cheytac can- (updated with range report) 4/10/09

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408 cheytac can- (updated with range report) 4/10/09

Post by jimmym40a2 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:27 am

Got my approval recently and finally got to turn some metal today. Instead of starting off making a wussy 22 can I decided to make something that if I screw up would kill me and all of those around me. (just kidding) I got my paper work for a 50 can as well so I thought I would build the 408 can first and this would help me finalize my 50 can as well. This is my first day of work on this and I won't be able to do any more for another week or so- so I will post pictures as I go. The can is 12 inches long 2 inches in Dia and 316 stainless. I just started the end caps. ( the end caps are not complete they have some detail work to finish on it)
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Post by JacksonBrowne » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:53 am

That thing looks awesome. What are you doing for baffles?

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Post by jimmym40a2 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:18 am

One blast baffle and some simple cones (stepped?)
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Post by Paledaddy » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:47 am

All welder together, no thred on endcap/mount.

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Post by James Jones » Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:05 am

Looks good. Are you gonna use any sort of brake inside the can

Keep us posted on how it works out , I can't wait to see the baffles

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Post by McMike321 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:51 am

Wow im drooling over that cheytac. :o

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Post by jimmym40a2 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:00 am

PD -it's going to be all welded (tig).....
James- No break screw on....
McMike- I still drool on it!.....
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Post by silencertalk » Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:27 pm

I was at the Shot Show and overheard the Chey-Tac salesman asked if it was their rifle that set the sniper record for that 2430 meter shot in Afganistan. He confirmed it was CheyTac (it was a McMillan Tac-50) and then went on to say that was no big deal as they also do cranium vault shots over a mile.

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Post by Machine Gun Matt » Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:08 pm

rsilvers wrote:I was at the Shot Show and overheard the Chey-Tac salesman asked if it was their rifle that set the sniper record for that 2430 meter shot in Afganistan. He confirmed it was CheyTac (it was a McMillan Tac-50) and then went on to say that was no big deal as they also do cranium vault shots over a mile.
Not shocking to hear.

Anyway you look at it.....that's one hell of a rifle.

I have noticed that most sales people at Shot are product inflating whores.

It seriously makes me wonder if some in the industry hire sales personnel from marketing firms?
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Post by TypeR632 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:08 pm

I smile at any salesman and let it go in one ear and out the other. I hate you Jimmym40a2, I need one for mine :twisted:

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Post by jimmym40a2 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:45 pm

did a little more work on the end caps and started some baffles.
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Post by flip » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:24 pm

Beautiful, keep 'em comming.

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Post by NBJamie99 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:47 pm

Is it just me or is there a flare at the end of the barrel in the second to last pic?

Also is that a bultin collar on the barrel? is it there for any specific purpose? Is it to allow for an over the barrel / OPS type suppressor. Though it would probably make the remainder of the barrel flutes pretty cruddy.

Nice pics, can't wait to invest in my own 408, wife says we need to work on the house first.

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Post by jimmym40a2 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:12 pm

There is a flare at the end that flares into the muzzle brake and that is the profile for the OPs can.
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Post by GeneT » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:59 pm

Nice! Now why does your Chey-Tac look all bead blasted? Are you refinishing it? I'd like to clone the chey-tac forearm for my windrunner, any chance you could post pics of how it's mounted to the barrel nut (assuming it is).

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Post by jimmym40a2 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:37 pm

Gene -I dura coated it dark earth.(stripped it first) I took the barrel nut and turned it down to fit a tube over it and bolted it on. Then put on a Becker bipod.
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here is the tube seperate
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Post by customcruiser » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:11 pm

that gun is awesome
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Post by GeneT » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:33 pm

jimmym40a2 wrote:Gene -I dura coated it dark earth.(stripped it first) I took the barrel nut and turned it down to fit a tube over it and bolted it on. Then put on a Becker bipod.

here is the tube seperate
Awesome! Thanks for the reply. I'm there. What thickness tube did you use?

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Nice

Post by Timbers » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:51 pm

I like your machining looks nice and smooth and clean. I dream of the day I can cut like that!

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Post by jimmym40a2 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:32 pm

Gene- .08 thick, 2.19 OD alum tube 17 inches long. You could make a block that you have your rod mounted and bolt it on the tube and use your existing bipod on it.
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Post by pdemos » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:14 pm

jimmym40a2 wrote:Gene- .08 thick, 2.19 OD alum tube 17 inches long. You could make a block that you have your rod mounted and bolt it on the tube and use your existing bipod on it.
Nice work Jimmy, need and want reviews. Keep this up and I'm flying to Colo. to see this in action.

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Post by featherblue » Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:26 pm

Jimmy-

Did you design/build the bi-pod on your CheyTac?

Edit: I see above it is a Becker bipod----very nice piece!
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Post by ArevaloSOCOM » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:28 am

You got mad skills son.

It doesn't look like the typical homemade can = s--t.

It looks real nice.
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Post by killerofall » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:20 pm

Looks good. How does it sound?
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Post by jimmym40a2 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:25 pm

Killer-I'm still working on it........
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