Originally Posted by jasonR
Thanks Bobs -
The budget depends on the value for the buck. Yes, I would consider semi-custom build, with a cost of something like between $2500-$3000 for components and labor. I haven't had a semi-custom rifle built before. Does that sound about right? This is an extension of option B, but with me not really doing any of the work.
Do you have someone in mind?
What kind of bullets are you shooting? What kind of cartridge COAL do you have?
I am open to several types of builds, the one I choose will depend on what I learn about options for stocks and magazine options.
Jason, first of all, welcome to the " Brotherhood". Also, you may be on the right track with the Savage option. They are truly tough to beat in the versatility department. And the barrel options nowadays is awesome.
I used to shoot a few Savage rifles, and used to also be a member of Savage Shooters - Home
. There you will find the nuts and bolts of how to, and also WHO to build your build, should you go the Savage route. As far as value for the buck, that can't be beat if you do go that route.
You asked a few questions in your earlier post on case OAL. In a remy action, your max is going to be in the 3.688 area, in a Winchester action, it will be at around 3.630. I am not sure what the OAL would be in a Savage. I used to know, but have forgot.
The STW is a truly awesome cartridge, and once you find what it wants to eat, it will give you goosebumps when you see the groups, and when you shoot a game animal, it is like lightning struck it!!!! Pretty much everyone here will tell you the same.
I personally have a few completely stock rifles, a semi custom, a full custom, and a factory custom shop rifle. They always amaze, and aren't really hard to get to shoot . You will not be disappointed .