The upper receiver came back from my gunsmith after being ceracoated FDE to match the rest of the rifle. I just mounted the sights, AFG, rail covers, and RSA. I’ll have the tan Eotech EXPS3-0 in 2 days, it’s in the mail. This weekend I can finally shoot it.
I’m going with a tan Surefire 600V light in a Haley Strategic mount and tan CQBL-1 slaved green/IR laser module. This set up will be about $700 less expensive than a DBAL-D2 and ~8 oz lighter with the same capabilities. I’m going to get a Surefire dual remote switch to put on the left side above the AFG to run the light and laser. I’ll order those in the next month or two. Once everything is in I’m going to Multicam the entire rifle.
I’m very excited to shoot it.
This is fucking awesome. Can’t wait to see it once it’s Multicam
doc, yo Mk18 makes my pants moist as fuck
Several Remington 700’s with a very similar modification. This post is more about the bolt. You’ll notice it’s fluted/spiraled. Among the bolt-action community there is a debate about the practicality of this option offered by some gunsmiths and companies.
Proponents of fluted bolts say it’s for weight reduction and being able to cycle the bolt even if mud, dirt and debris get in the action. Opponents of fluted bolts say that the weight reduction is so miniscule that it makes no difference and that the debris defense seems to be faulty by those who have tried to replicate such a scenario.
In the end it seems to be more of an aesthetic reason, simply because it looks cool to some gun owners. I was tempted to get my Remington 700’s bolt fluted just for the looks but putting that on hold for now.