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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