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First rifle build

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Unread 11-13-2012, 03:27 PM
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Re: First rifle build

I used a Savage 111 for my 338-06 AI build. 26" McGowan barrel, Timney trigger, Talley rings, and am just waiting for the custom laminate stock to be finished. Grand total (so far, haven't decided on a scope yet) is about $1000 including the donor rifle.
Bought another 111 in 300 Win Mag for a second build, but not sure if I want to pull it apart as it will put 5 shots in 1" at 200 yards.
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    Unread 11-13-2012, 05:03 PM
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    Re: First rifle build

    Originally Posted by duckaholic25 View Post
    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.

    Are we talking a hunting rifle or a benchrest shooter ? If its gonna be a hunting rifle then no, unless you feel you have alot of extra cash lying around. A Savage factory action trued up would be very good to build upon.What caliber were you thinking ?
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