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Old 09-08-2012, 11:14 PM
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gunsmith for light weight 700 build?

I have a remington 700 short action that I am looking to have built into a light weight rifle. I want something comparable to a Bansner, Rifles Inc., or Mcwhorter. 5 to 6 pounds. A fluted/ lightened bolt, light contour fluted barrel, and ultralight stock are preferred. 7mm wsm will be the caliber of choice. Does anyone have a good gunsmith in mind?
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:27 PM
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Re: gunsmith for light weight 700 build?

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I have a remington 700 short action that I am looking to have built into a light weight rifle. I want something comparable to a Bansner, Rifles Inc., or Mcwhorter. 5 to 6 pounds. A fluted/ lightened bolt, light contour fluted barrel, and ultralight stock are preferred. 7mm wsm will be the caliber of choice. Does anyone have a good gunsmith in mind?
Clayton smith WTO in Ackerly, TX. Just got a similar conversion back in a 6.5-280AI and my first 2 loads tested were .23" and .35" at 100 yards, basically one ragged hole. Great guy great prices excellent work and quick turnaround.
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:23 AM
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Re: gunsmith for light weight 700 build?

Do you have a pic of that rifle. What was the weight of the rifle when it was finished?
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:30 AM
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Re: gunsmith for light weight 700 build?

Any smith from this site can build that rife easily and well.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:59 PM
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Re: gunsmith for light weight 700 build?

I don't have a pic of it on a computer anywhere. Completely set up, it weighed at about 9 lbs with the 40mm scope, mounts, rings, sling and rapid pivot system for the bipod to snap in to. I ended up with a 27" barrel & muzzle break. I just painted my old black synthetic rem 700 stock a camo color to look newer and to save money. Total price for everything included in the rebuild (barrel, chambering, bedding, out the door ready to shoot) was around $1100, I believe.

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