Re: Best Deer Caliber out to 1K
What does "your" rifle (that you posted at least 2X) have on it that any other Tactical rifle don't have besides "not having" a custom action to begin with?
Can you break down the costs of the different items on the rifle and also the instalation fees?
Start with a Remington action which you can buy most anywhere for about $300.00 to $350.00. You can buy the whole rifle and then sell the stock and take-off barrel to recoup some funds. Now you would probably have $250.00 to $275.00 in that Remington action.
Maybe we can compare costs of different gunsmiths?
I can't tell from the picture but, do you have a muzzle brake on that rifle? If not, that would be an additional fee that many would want in a light, higher recoil rifle.
Here are the items most are looking for in their custom rifles.
Jewell triggers would be a must (for me), top custom barrels (many to choose from) are needed, Mcmillen tactical or similar stocks, pillar bedded and fitted, wide recoil lugs, truing the actions and installing a heavier firing pin spring and bolt extension (if using a factory Remington action), muzzle brake, chamber job and bluing of the barrel if not kept as a full stainless.
I didn't mention any scopes or bases because there are so many choices here.
Maybe we can compare prices of work done?
Now if someone "adds" a high dollar scope and rings and a top of the line "custom action" to the total cost, you can be into the $3000.00 to $3500.00 price range. Not with a Remington action though.
You wouldn't have or "shouldn't have", but around $2000.00 for just the completed rifle work using a Remington action.
Was just curious as to pricing here?
[ 03-07-2004: Message edited by: Darryl Cassel ]