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Old 12-12-2011, 08:58 PM
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Left Hand Action for Custom Build Sheep Rifle

I want to build myself a new sheep rifle and had a couple of questions? First, I was wondering which action would be best for a custom build sheep rifle in left hand? Has to be short action ( I've chosen 7mm-08 or 7mm-08 AI as my caliber of choice but am open to other suggestions). I keep hearing of the 700 Ti but can't find anything about them being available in left hand. Anyhow, I would prefer a stainless action as I live in Alaska and a rifle is very exposed to the elements on a mountain hunt up here. Second, which barrel (stainless also) would be best for a 7mm-08 (make, length, twist rate... etc.) Obviously as a mountain hunting rifle I would like to keep the weight down as much as possible, however not so much as to limit my accuracy (I still would like to be able to shoot out to 600 yards, I was thinking of maybe a 24" barrel). Finally any recommendations on a good lightweight left hand stock? As well as this I also want to add a timney or jewel trigger. I would like to keep the price down as much as possible too. (yes, I know custom and cheap don't go together but I was thinking buy doing this myself I could save a little) Also is it really worth building a custom gun or am I just gonna spend a bunch of money on a rifle that sounds a little cooler but shoots the same as a factory gun in the end?
Thanks for any advise,
Luke
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:04 PM
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Re: Left Hand Action for Custom Build Sheep Rifle

Tikka T3 Lite Stainless in left hand 6.5 x 55 or 7-08.

Light, robust, accurate, slick action and good value for money.

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Matt
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:37 PM
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Re: Left Hand Action for Custom Build Sheep Rifle

My first choice was to get a Tikka 7mm-08 in left hand. Unfortunately I could not find anyone who imports one to the U.S., thus the decision to build. If anyone knows of a way to get ahold of a Left hand Stainless Tikka T3 in 7mm-08 I would sure appreciate it.
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Luke
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:27 PM
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Re: Left Hand Action for Custom Build Sheep Rifle

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I want to build myself a new sheep rifle and had a couple of questions? First, I was wondering which action would be best for a custom build sheep rifle in left hand? Has to be short action ( I've chosen 7mm-08 or 7mm-08 AI as my caliber of choice but am open to other suggestions). I keep hearing of the 700 Ti but can't find anything about them being available in left hand. Anyhow, I would prefer a stainless action as I live in Alaska and a rifle is very exposed to the elements on a mountain hunt up here. Second, which barrel (stainless also) would be best for a 7mm-08 (make, length, twist rate... etc.) Obviously as a mountain hunting rifle I would like to keep the weight down as much as possible, however not so much as to limit my accuracy (I still would like to be able to shoot out to 600 yards, I was thinking of maybe a 24" barrel). Finally any recommendations on a good lightweight left hand stock? As well as this I also want to add a timney or jewel trigger. I would like to keep the price down as much as possible too. (yes, I know custom and cheap don't go together but I was thinking buy doing this myself I could save a little) Also is it really worth building a custom gun or am I just gonna spend a bunch of money on a rifle that sounds a little cooler but shoots the same as a factory gun in the end?
Thanks for any advise,
Luke
If it were me, given your criteria I'd look for a Model 70 LH or Model 700 LH short action and build a .260 Rem on it.

Either action can be found reasonablly priced and trued up/blue printed by a long list of good custom smiths.

Do a 26" bbl that tapers down to around .750 (midway between Remington Sendero and Magnum Sporter) and that will help with stability and then look to the B&C or HS Precision light weight stocks with the full length aluminum bedding blocks.

You should be able to put together a great little mountain rig that way coming in at 7lbs or less but still sturdy enough for the long shots.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:35 PM
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Re: Left Hand Action for Custom Build Sheep Rifle

LEFT HAND Sako 75 280AI Mcmillan Benchmark
Here u go. If you want it weather resistant just ceracoat it.
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Re: Left Hand Action for Custom Build Sheep Rifle

On the other hand....

7mm Remmington Mag LH with Vortex 6.5-20x50 Scope with Custom Turret

Great rifle, great caliber, already scoped and ready to shoot, just stick it in a light weight kevlar stock. If you want an "all weather" model, get it cerakoted.

All that and a box of cracker jacks and you are ready to go for under $1,700.00.

In the lefty world that's a hell of a deal!
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:13 AM
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On the other hand....

7mm Remmington Mag LH with Vortex 6.5-20x50 Scope with Custom Turret

Great rifle, great caliber, already scoped and ready to shoot, just stick it in a light weight kevlar stock. If you want an "all weather" model, get it cerakoted.

All that and a box of cracker jacks and you are ready to go for under $1,700.00.

In the lefty world that's a hell of a deal!
Kinda apples to oranges but I can see where your coming from wildrose.
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