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Old 11-07-2012, 07:32 PM
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First rifle build

Looking to build my first rifle, and need some advice. I have been looking at actions like crazy for the past few days and I dont know if I can bring myself to spend that much money on a custom action. My question is would it be worth building a rifle on a factory action, and which one.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:49 PM
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Re: First rifle build

Well, you can spend big money on a custom action, but I like Savage actions, from a good ol Model 12 for SS with a magazine and accutrigger in a short action, to a Target Action for large shank barrels. Or even 112 for long actions.

And lots of aftermarket parts, from good barrels from McGowan and Shilen or even Brux, to machined recoil lugs, and triggers from SSS.

And lots of stocks.

So, for the price of an action alone you can get it all.

Just an idea.

Larry
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:18 PM
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Re: First rifle build

Welcome to LRH and enjoy!

Agree with tinkerer! Here's my project build with a Savage 110 L/A action to give you an idea >>> My budget .270 AI ...
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:39 PM
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Re: First rifle build

Feenix that is a sweet looking rifle, how does it shoot.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:30 PM
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Re: First rifle build

Another option is to use a Rem 700 and have it blueprinted. If you already have the donor action, the blue printing usually runs about $200-250, so you can still come out a lot cheaper than a custom action.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:35 PM
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Re: First rifle build

What does having an action "blueprinted" mean. Is it the same thing as trued?
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:11 PM
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Re: First rifle build

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What does having an action "blueprinted" mean. Is it the same thing as trued?
Yes it is the same as trued. I just had a donor action trued for my newest rifle.
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