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Old 07-23-2005, 01:17 AM
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New custom rifle

Allright guys. I am wanting to to build an Lite tact. rifle kinda of the same idea as the remington 700 ltr but i want my to a higher standerd. I am thinkinging 300 wsm on a savage 12 action. Any suggestions would be great
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Old 07-23-2005, 06:45 AM
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Re: New custom rifle

Camoma,

Have just finally decided on my long range rig but is not high end like yours is going to be it's just going to be a Rem 700 PSS in .300 RUM. I just thought it represented good value and would get the results I am after. Maybe something to consider.
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Old 07-23-2005, 10:19 AM
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Re: New custom rifle

Camoman
I just finished a 7mm SAUM on a Savage 11 action. It turned out pretty nice. However, there are a few things to note.

First, unless your action is already a shortmag action you will need to change the magazine box and the bolt head, the bolt head needed for a WSM is a control feed type instead of a push feed.

Second, Savage has two different sized threads on their recievers(switched a few years ago), only the larger size is recomended for the shortmag chamberings.(smaller size can be used but I was advised against it) You will need to know which you have when ordering a barrel and recoil lug.

Third, if you are even thinking about shooting heavy for caliber bullets you might want to consider a long action( although feeding can become an issue). Seating the longer bullets so they are close to the lands usually eliminates the use of the short action magazine box because the rounds won't fit.

If you find yourself in need of some parts let me know, I've got some laying around I can sell.

Hope this helps.
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Old 07-25-2005, 02:09 PM
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Re: New custom rifle

How do you feel about a 700 action to build a rifle with?
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Old 07-25-2005, 05:30 PM
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Re: New custom rifle

Thanks guys
on the 700 i like them alot jro and possibly might use one.
what type of part do you have winmag man as far as parts go?
thanks again guys.
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Old 07-25-2005, 06:19 PM
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Re: New custom rifle

I've got a complete SA savage bolt with the control feed head on it(came from a 300WSM) and a WSM mag. box, follower, spring, factory recoil lug, and barrel nut. Just about everything except the reciver.
Had a little mishap with the first receiver(applied more muscle than brains) and had to pick up a second one.
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Old 07-25-2005, 10:30 PM
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Re: New custom rifle

Cool winmag man how much are you saleing it for, and how much did the new reciver cost you just for an idea.
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