The PGW Timberwolf has arrived. (See last post please)

Hopefully this won't be filed under "questions I should have asked BEFORE acting" (I have a whole file cabinet devoted to them) but I am in the middle of a trade that will be importing a PGW Timberwolf in .338LM for me.  Happened that what I had was something the other guy wanted and vice versa so I did it.  We have been members of snipers hide for a few years.

Looks like the cat's ass and I have read a few excellent reviews of the rifle.  I did have pause from a member here whose knowledge I trust implicitly but just wanted to hear from anyone who was issued one or saw one employed in the field.  It's a done deal anyway that I can't change but what the hell.  Let me know.  Thanks! 

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Aside from always kinda lusting after the looks of the Coyote (short action version of the Timberwolf) back in the day when they had the fiberglass stocks, I really took notice when I heard Frank Galli (Sniper's Hide) talk about the PGW guns.  

(At the time) Frank, made mention that if he had to choose between that and an AWSM in .338LM, he would pick up the Timberwolf.  That spoke volumes to me knowing that Frank is such a "big" AI guy.   I may be missing some context, but I know it's regarded right up there with the Sako's and AI's...which is not an easy feat.  

My PGW does in fact have the full McMillan A5 stock instead of the folder.   I love the way it looks.

The guy I traded with just happens to have a folding stock Coyote for sale as well.

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My colleague is there former lead gunsmith, he has a couple at work. Top shelf, "buy once cry once" you made a excellent decision. If you any "specific's" just PM me and I run them by him. BTW I prefer the McMillan stock rather than the folder.  Cheers

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BSO posted:

My colleague is there former lead gunsmith, he has a couple at work. Top shelf, "buy once cry once" you made a excellent decision. If you any "specific's" just PM me and I run them by him. BTW I prefer the McMillan stock rather than the folder.  Cheers

Awesome.  Thank you very much.  The export of my rifle and importation of his are relatively easy.  Just have to be a little patient.  Less than two months.  The rifle has the muzzle brake, bipod, 4 magazines, cleaning rod, cleaning kit , complete set of reloading dies and fitted Pelican case.

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IT'S A COLT.  THEY'RE LIKE THE HK OF GUNS.

  

The Most Reverend Consig

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Antonius posted:

I have read that the A.I. has a user replaceable barrel.

Does the PGW have a similar system or would you have to engage a gunsmith like most rifles?

Thanks,

Tony

PGW does not have a "user replaceable"  barrel like the AI. The mags are "proprietary" as well. 

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Consigliere posted:
BSO posted:

My colleague is there former lead gunsmith, he has a couple at work. Top shelf, "buy once cry once" you made a excellent decision. If you any "specific's" just PM me and I run them by him. BTW I prefer the McMillan stock rather than the folder.  Cheers

Awesome.  Thank you very much.  The export of my rifle and importation of his are relatively easy.  Just have to be a little patient.  Less than two months.  The rifle has the muzzle brake, bipod, 4 magazines, cleaning rod, cleaning kit , complete set of reloading dies and fitted Pelican case.

The importation should be a 'no brainer", the rifle is used by CDN military, special forces & police alike. I believe that PGWDTI had some "overseas" clients as well.  While I'm no SME, I've handled and shot the rifle several times, the action is incredibly smooth (buttery), I don't know what to compare it too? maybe another PGW rifle?  accuracy is outstanding as well. 

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FWIW, a Sergeant Major in my unit is our resident long range shooting fanatic.  He liked the Timberwolf so much he went out and bought one (that's Consig money there...).  I think he also has the Coyote now as well.

He speaks very highly of them and is fairly knowledgeable if you had any questions. 

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It arrived at Jojos yesterday.  Can't remember being so happy over a boomstick.  It is everything I was told it would be.  Incredibly well made, excellent trigger and very light for its caliber.  I'm hoping the Jersey Crew can come up for a bolt gun session.

On the rifle is a S&B 5-25x56 P4F in a Recknagel/Era Tac 20moa mount.  The rifle came with a Pelican case, 4 box mags, cleaning kit, Dewey rod, bipod and a set of RCBS .338LM dies.  I traded a friend of mine in Canada my Tango-51 which I owned for a minute.  Well worth it.  The importing process took about 3 months and cost $670 all in.  Super worth it.  Can't wait to shoot it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IT'S A COLT.  THEY'RE LIKE THE HK OF GUNS.

  

The Most Reverend Consig

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joined: 28 Nov 2004: 0037hrs        Location: The worst run state in the U.S

CONGRATS on your newly purchased piece of Canadian awesomeness. CF issued SWS rifles come with a suppressor that has a Maple Leaf embossed on the business end, which I always thought was a classy touch... The folks at PGWDTI are cool to deal with as well...

 

Geo

Whoa....

Can I have it?

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XTCBX posted:

The rifle is cool and all but...The headstamp on that brass is amazing!!! It looks like the base was spun on a lathe...

That's his-  I shit you not-   new trailer hitch cover.  Cuz he's subtle like that.

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sak45acp posted:
XTCBX posted:

The rifle is cool and all but...The headstamp on that brass is amazing!!! It looks like the base was spun on a lathe...

That's his-  I shit you not-   new trailer hitch cover.  Cuz he's subtle like that.

They put trailer hitches on CRV's? What do they pull with one.. a two bike rack?



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sak45acp posted:
XTCBX posted:

The rifle is cool and all but...The headstamp on that brass is amazing!!! It looks like the base was spun on a lathe...

That's his-  I shit you not-   new trailer hitch cover.  Cuz he's subtle like that.

Sure. 

But now ask him if his new car has a hitch?

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High Exposure posted:
sak45acp posted:
XTCBX posted:

The rifle is cool and all but...The headstamp on that brass is amazing!!! It looks like the base was spun on a lathe...

That's his-  I shit you not-   new trailer hitch cover.  Cuz he's subtle like that.

Sure. 

But now ask him if his new car has a hitch?

David Reeves posted:
sak45acp posted:
XTCBX posted:

The rifle is cool and all but...The headstamp on that brass is amazing!!! It looks like the base was spun on a lathe...

That's his-  I shit you not-   new trailer hitch cover.  Cuz he's subtle like that.

They put trailer hitches on CRV's? What do they pull with one.. a two bike rack?



Dis be getting realz, time to pop some corn now.

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Classic! Should have looked closer at the size relative to the slats on the table...I thought he was doing some fancy forced prospective with the cartridge and the rifle in the background.

The primer did look a little funny but I have zero knowledge on 338 or other big rifle cartridges...except for the 460 Wetherby magnum I inherited and all I know is that hurts when you pull the trigger!

 

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OK.  I did fuck up.  My 2015 had the trailer towing kit.  When I ordered the 2017, I uh......forgot to order it.  When I went to the back of the new one to put it on.....swearing....followed by more swearing...followed by sadness....and yet more swearing.

Anyhoooooo, I like the rifle.

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IT'S A COLT.  THEY'RE LIKE THE HK OF GUNS.

  

The Most Reverend Consig

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joined: 28 Nov 2004: 0037hrs        Location: The worst run state in the U.S

alpinist posted:

BTW, I have a PGW Coyote on my wish list- just saving up the shekels for it ...Gotta support Canajun bizness, and all that...

The guy that I traded with just so happens to have a folding stock Coyote for $3500.  He wants to get glass for the Tango.

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IT'S A COLT.  THEY'RE LIKE THE HK OF GUNS.

  

The Most Reverend Consig

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joined: 28 Nov 2004: 0037hrs        Location: The worst run state in the U.S

David Reeves posted:

Well... in all fairness to Consig...that is a pretty damn nice rifle.

And in all fairness to you, the only reason I even get the hitch is for my Thule 2 bike rack.  Well played. 

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IT'S A COLT.  THEY'RE LIKE THE HK OF GUNS.

  

The Most Reverend Consig

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joined: 28 Nov 2004: 0037hrs        Location: The worst run state in the U.S

I am humbled by the fact I have NOTHING in the league of your new bang stick! In fact I think my Dad's sporterized Garand (I inherited) is in the safe weeping.

Congrats on the trade, John!!

Oh ... and "Painting According to Pat" or it doesn't exist!!

RD

 

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Con,

It is a fine rifle- in every sense of the word.

I apologize about my cheap & now regretted remark re your fine State being desertified by AGW...but perhaps, in keeping with your fine & established traditions, a Cerakote MultiCam resurfacing might be in order?

The Most Reverent Rev appears to have done very well.

I now have a desire to visit his afflicted state and see this up close.

Congrats.

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RidgeDog posted:

I am humbled by the fact I have NOTHING in the league of your new bang stick! In fact I think my Dad's sporterized Garand (I inherited) is in the safe weeping...

 

That's why I'm on this site. So I can take the time, consider carefully my choices from suggestions and input from more knowledgable members, slowly put together or improve on something like a precision rifle often with trades for components, find it indeed does a really good job, then come here and find another member has something that is so vastly more awesome it's not even worth aspiring to own. 

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BSO posted:

Congrats, had a couple in the shop the other day, just an awesome piece of kit!!

Enjoy bro!! 

Would you happen to know what suppressor would be good for this?  I've only used QDs.  I'm thinking screw on here.

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IT'S A COLT.  THEY'RE LIKE THE HK OF GUNS.

  

The Most Reverend Consig

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joined: 28 Nov 2004: 0037hrs        Location: The worst run state in the U.S

Consigliere posted:
BSO posted:

Congrats, had a couple in the shop the other day, just an awesome piece of kit!!

Enjoy bro!! 

Would you happen to know what suppressor would be good for this?  I've only used QDs.  I'm thinking screw on here.

The ones we have use the "factory" built suppressor, it's a threaded model and threads part way down the barrel. 

I'm thinking that any QD, might add too much length to the barrel? 

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