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Vu 308
05-01-2011, 6:12 PM
After an anxious wait by our club members, Marc Soulie of Spartan Precision Rifles delivered 8 of the 10 NorCal club builds today. The other two had some last minute changes the pushed out their delivery date. Marc is fairly new in the rifle building arena, but has already turned out proven performers in the competition scene. He is also a plank owners with NCPPRC, and has been one of our top trigger pullers since 2005.

This is actually the 3rd rifle that Marc has built and/or worked on for me. I have a custom 3006 hunting rifle he put together for me a while ago, a 260rem that he re-chambered that is a freaking hammer, and my NCPPRC club rifle in 243win.

Marc and I threw around the idea of a club build almost a year ago, and today it turned into reality. Marc was kind enough to make mine number 1 of 10. Thank you Marc for all the hard work and time you put into these rifles. This is truly a special day in NCPPRC history.

Onto the specs:

Calibers: 260rem and 243win
Surgeon RSR Actions.
Surgeon 20MOA Base and recoil lug
Bartlein Barrels 1:8.5 5Rs for the 260s and Bartlein 1:7.5 5R for the 243win. All barrels were finished at 26” and are #7MTU or M40 contours.
McMillan Stocks with or without the KMW Logger Head in Italian Camo
Badger Ordnance M5 DBM
Jewell Trigger

Rifles were coated by Todd Powers of Phantom Finishing. Thank you Todd, the finishes came out great.

Mine was the only odd duck since I am a lefty and Surgeon does not make a LH action at this time.

My specs are exactly the same except I went with a Jim Borden Alpine Action, Badger Recoil Lug, and Glen Seekins 20MOA Base.

More information can be found on Marc and Spartan Precision Rifles at http://www.spartanrifles.com

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Vu 308
05-01-2011, 6:13 PM
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707electrician
05-01-2011, 6:30 PM
Those are some nice builds!

NapaCountyShooter
05-01-2011, 8:56 PM
Wow. Beautiful work.

WDE91
05-01-2011, 9:07 PM
wow very nice rifles
How much per rifle in the group buy?

Vu 308
05-02-2011, 11:23 AM
Bjkerns,

Marc did this as a special project for his fellow members only, for this one time only, at a one time special price. :o

But retail on something like this is in the 3500 to 4000.00 range depending on options.

killshot44
05-02-2011, 11:49 AM
So THAT'S what he's been so busy with.

Kind of evens the playing field with ten of you shooting the "same" sticks.

I'd like some .260 goodness in my life, may get one next season.

/not digging the camo, but I know that's how you guys roll.

Vu 308
05-02-2011, 2:43 PM
Killshot,

We have been all pretty much shooting the same 260s for over a year or two now. If you notice, most of the guys that compete locally and away from home (sac valley) run 260s.

Playing field is never really level in tac shooting. Unlike like HP, the COF and AO changes the game each and every time we step on the line to shoot. That is what makes this discipline fun.

Vu 308
05-02-2011, 2:45 PM
And yes, you do need some 260 goodness!

The 6.5gren gets no love beyond 800 =)

mlevans66
05-02-2011, 3:37 PM
Oh well those are just nifty!

MarcS
05-02-2011, 4:00 PM
That was a fantastic build project but it wore me out. I worked a lot of very late nights recently getting those all completed. Since I did them for cost of parts only, I managed to squeeze in a few paying jobs during the process. I finished the final assembly late Saturday night, then brought them out to the range for delivery on Sunday morning.

This morning I was so tired I got dressed and had breakfast, then decided to go back to bed. I slept another 3 hours before getting up and coming in to work :-)

That was supposed to be a total of 10 rifles, but one guy backed out early. I have all of the parts for his build and I can do it for a little under 4K if anyone is interested. I may build it as a spec rifle and put it up for sale very soon.

Marc

707electrician
05-02-2011, 4:56 PM
That was a fantastic build project but it wore me out. I worked a lot of very late nights recently getting those all completed. Since I did them for cost of parts only, I managed to squeeze in a few paying jobs during the process. I finished the final assembly late Saturday night, then brought them out to the range for delivery on Sunday morning.

This morning I was so tired I got dressed and had breakfast, then decided to go back to bed. I slept another 3 hours before getting up and coming in to work :-)

That was supposed to be a total of 10 rifles, but one guy backed out early. I have all of the parts for his build and I can do it for a little under 4K if anyone is interested. I may build it as a spec rifle and put it up for sale very soon.

Marc

Marc- that was extremely nice of you to do that. All of that labor for free, that is insane. How many hours would you say you put into those rifles?

Now when are you getting that new mill in so I can bring my rifle in for you to fix:D

killshot44
05-02-2011, 5:05 PM
The 6.5gren gets no love beyond 800 =)

I know, that's why I went 6ARturbo40, supersonic past 1,200 ;)

Fjold
05-02-2011, 6:09 PM
One of those rifles has the bolt on the correct side.

CRTguns
05-02-2011, 7:17 PM
4K in parts? Holy hell. Must be Marine Tex's new platinum filled epoxy in the bedding.;)

Vu 308
05-02-2011, 8:53 PM
Nah, 4K if Marc would of charged us for labor, parts, upgrades, blah blah blah. Might wanna read the post before posting Dave.

SixPointEight
05-02-2011, 9:19 PM
Very nice looking set of builds there

CRTguns
05-04-2011, 11:40 AM
Nah, 4K if Marc would of charged us for labor, parts, upgrades, blah blah blah. Might wanna read the post before posting Dave.

Yeah- 3500-4000 for parts, as stated above. Twice.

What?

Vu 308
05-04-2011, 4:43 PM
Bjkerns,

Marc did this as a special project for his fellow members only, for this one time only, at a one time special price. :o

But retail on something like this is in the 3500 to 4000.00 range depending on options.

Retail sale would include labor and retail cost of parts.....


So...what..would you like for me to explain what retail sale of the rifle means? i.e. complete build for a customer off the street.

Vu 308
05-04-2011, 4:45 PM
That was a fantastic build project but it wore me out. I worked a lot of very late nights recently getting those all completed. Since I did them for cost of parts only, I managed to squeeze in a few paying jobs during the process. I finished the final assembly late Saturday night, then brought them out to the range for delivery on Sunday morning.

This morning I was so tired I got dressed and had breakfast, then decided to go back to bed. I slept another 3 hours before getting up and coming in to work :-)

That was supposed to be a total of 10 rifles, but one guy backed out early. I have all of the parts for his build and I can do it for a little under 4K if anyone is interested. I may build it as a spec rifle and put it up for sale very soon.

Marc


Since the 10th rig isn't apart of the club build, nor would it be fore a club member....retail sale would come into play here.

Vu 308
05-04-2011, 4:46 PM
4K in parts? Holy hell. Must be Marine Tex's new platinum filled epoxy in the bedding.;)

Nah, just built by a quality smith with quality parts. Customer service also comes into play here as well. That part would be hard for me to explain to ya. :)

wooger
05-04-2011, 6:52 PM
It is truly amazing the amount of care and attention Spartan Rifles puts into their finished product, while I'm not fortunate enough to have one of the group build I do have one of their early builds and it is simple yet thorough in attention to detail and design. Not to mention the fact that it is an absolute hammer on the line, in fact, it can even equalize a "tactical" match.;) Plus it came with insightful advice on how to work up the optimum load for it's given caliber. Spartan Rifles are good to go!

Wnick308
05-04-2011, 7:08 PM
Very good looking rifles and a grate job well done by Spartan Precision.

MarcS
05-05-2011, 2:43 PM
Thanks for all of the kind words guys. I didn't keep track of hours and that was on purpose. The goal was just to break even on the cost of parts and consumables as well as the shipping fees for all of the parts and everything else. I might have come in just a little under but not by much. It was worth it.

For those that want specifics on price I'll tell you I only charged 2,675 bucks for the base model with a fixed, standard length of pull stock and a Timney trigger. The options were adjustable stocks in either A3 or A5, flushcup/stud locations, and Jewell triggers.

As stated earlier, the upgraded models with fully adjustable stocks and Jewell's would retail for a little under 4K. About 3,800 actually.

Marc

lehn20
05-05-2011, 5:17 PM
Good looking sticks.

Can you tell us something about the bottom rifle on the website. Looks like a 16 or 18inch barrel with a SF brake.

Thx

MarcS
05-06-2011, 6:31 AM
Yes lehn it's a Remmy based build with a Manners stock and Badger mini chassis, 18.5" Hart barrel, Near base and Surefire brake. It's for a recently retired L.E. guy in Nevada. He's wishing he could have had that in his patrol car all of the years he was on the force.

Marc

Mute
05-06-2011, 7:05 AM
Looks awesome. Hope you get much more business. Keep up the great work.

Wonderer
05-08-2011, 3:28 PM
Spartan Rifles is good to go!

I now have two of their rifles with a third on order. I also have a couple of switch barrels they chambered up for me. These guys are fanatics on the details and it shows in the performance -- fricken hammers!

...but, I shouldn't say too much, I don't want them to get too busy to work on my projects. ;-)