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Old 10-20-2011, 08:43 AM
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Custom/Semi-custom build question?

Hi guys,

I am thinking about my first custom build. I want to build myself a .260 Rem or a 6.5-284 for long range hunting. I currently have a Savage 110 Predator Long Range rifle in 6.5-284 Norma and love the caliber and have also been intrigued by .260 Rem. Whichever I choose to go with I want to shoot 140 or 130gr Berger bullets (I think). My limitation on using the Savage as a platform to build on is the stock options I have due to the detachable magazine. Are there any known stocks out there for this gun (don't want a wood stock)??

The two platforms I have to build off of right now are:

Savage 110 Long Range Predator 6.5-284 with dtach magazine
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Remington VSSF 2 .22-250

I would like to keep my spending to a minimum starting out. Is there much I can do to customize one of these two or would I be better off starting from scratch? Thanks!
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:57 AM
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Re: Custom/Semi-custom build question?

Stockade stocks is the place to go for Savage stocks. I like the quality and the workmanship in the stocks. They are synthetic with a lot of upgrade options. Check them out and give Kevin Rayhill a call if you have any questions. I like building on Savage actions. H-S make a stock that will allow you to use the DBM, but not sure if it is available in the long action. Manners, McMillian, all make stocks and will cut the bedding for your rifle. If you want to make it real sweet, I would suggest going with the CDI bottom metal that utilizes the AI magazines, or one of Stockades. Kevin has his own bottom metal that might work. Believe me, I know what your going through with trying to find a stock, but I wouldn't give up on my Savage. Love the platform.

Remington will be easier to find a stock for, but you will need a lathe to set the barrel and head space. They make a great platform also with lots of options. I am a Savage guy though. My next build will be of a Savage or go the route of a Stevens to save some money.

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Old 10-20-2011, 09:08 AM
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Stockade stocks is the place to go for Savage stocks. I like the quality and the workmanship in the stocks. They are synthetic with a lot of upgrade options. Check them out and give Kevin Rayhill a call if you have any questions. I like building on Savage actions. H-S make a stock that will allow you to use the DBM, but not sure if it is available in the long action. Manners, McMillian, all make stocks and will cut the bedding for your rifle. If you want to make it real sweet, I would suggest going with the CDI bottom metal that utilizes the AI magazines, or one of Stockades. Kevin has his own bottom metal that might work. Believe me, I know what your going through with trying to find a stock, but I wouldn't give up on my Savage. Love the platform.

Remington will be easier to find a stock for, but you will need a lathe to set the barrel and head space. They make a great platform also with lots of options. I am a Savage guy though. My next build will be of a Savage or go the route of a Stevens to save some money.

Tank

Thanks for the info on the Savage stocks. I will check them out for sure. If I decide to do the Remington I already have the stock. That gun wears an HS Precision stock already so it would just be a different barrel. And?? That is where I get lost....how to convert calilbers.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:10 AM
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Re: Custom/Semi-custom build question?

There are some guys on here that could help you with the Remmy barrels. I can talk ya through the Savage swap. They are very simple. I can change my barrel and set he head spacing in a little over 5min.

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Old 10-20-2011, 07:09 PM
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Re: Custom/Semi-custom build question?

+1 on the stockade. As tank said, swapping savage barrels is cake and you do not need any fancy tools just a wheeler barrel nut wrench. If you want to go a cheaper route you can use a choate tactical or bell and carlson duramax, with a savage part # 106130 clip retainer for centerfeed magizines and convert it to a blind magazine by removing the bottom from your clip, also very simle.
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Re: Custom/Semi-custom build question?

The VSSF is a great platform to build on. You already have a great stock with it.

Something you might consider is just sending it to Krieger and have them square/true it and put a .260 barrel on it. You could get the whole thing done then for under 800.00 and should have a super nice shooter when you are done.

Me, I'd go with the .260 just because I'm loving mine.

Just have them put a 28" sendero tapered barrel on it and their heavy fluting and you should end up with a great LR rig with ridiculously mild recoil.

Go for the 1-8 or 1-8.5 twist and you're set.
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The VSSF is a great platform to build on. You already have a great stock with it.

Something you might consider is just sending it to Krieger and have them square/true it and put a .260 barrel on it. You could get the whole thing done then for under 800.00 and should have a super nice shooter when you are done.

Me, I'd go with the .260 just because I'm loving mine.

Just have them put a 28" sendero tapered barrel on it and their heavy fluting and you should end up with a great LR rig with ridiculously mild recoil.

Go for the 1-8 or 1-8.5 twist and you're set.
WildRose,

I like this idea of converting the VSSF to a .260. What bullet are you running in yours and how will it compare ballistically to my 6.5-284? I'd really like to shoot the Berger VLD hunting bullets if possible. Also, Would there be a cheaper company other than Krieger that could do this for me? I'm on a bit of a budget and $800 is a little bigger pill than I can swallow at this time. Thanks!
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