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... R&D Precision has the Maverick package for $550. That would be one step towards a custom rig plus I could buy the range finder. Shoot the piss out of the existing barrel then simply have a new barrel put on. THEN COMES THE DILEMMA OF A STOCK. An HTG is $400 then $150 to pillar and glass bed....what to do what to do?? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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I went to the R&D site:
There is NOTHING in that $550 package that you need. It is all cosmetic junk.
And the guy charges more to fit a barrel than Shilen (WHAT???)
Why do you want it pillar bedded - it sounds sexy, but it does NOTHING.
Get the stock, and bed it yourself - if you are not confident in doing that, get a local smith to bed it, and adjust the trigger.
Then you are done "building" the rifle for the moment, get the Swaro, and go shooting (a lot).
People think LR shooting is about the guns - it's NOT, it's about the shooting.
You can NOT go out and get a custom gun and be a long range shooter.
You CAN get an off the rack gun and be a long range shooter.
I think you need to get your priorities straight. If you want a pretty rifle, then get one, and don't get the rangefinder and the ammo to practice.
But if you want to really be a long range shooter, don't waste your money on the "stuff".
Get the stock and have it bedded, and don't waste your money on the cosmetics.
I know... I'm a pain in the ass - but my son tells me that all the time!