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Old 11-10-2012, 11:25 PM
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$1500 budget

ok guys, say you were building a rifle off of a long action savage with a magnum bolt face with the intention of shooting steel to 1500+yards and big game hunting out to 800-1000yards. Given a $1500 budget including optics, what would you build(already have the donor so its the full 1500 into parts/optics) what would you build
-prefit barrel: brand, length, contour, caliber
-stock
-muzzlebrake
-optic/base/rings
-other accessories
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:33 PM
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Re: $1500 budget

Well, I was going to suggest a McGowen prefit in 338 Lapua, but don't see one listed at NSS. He does list a Shilin prefit in 300 WM, I just don't think it has enough HP to reach 1500 consistently. But thats what I would start with.

Stocks are really a personally choice, you can certainly get a great one from several sources.

Optics. Right now Nightforce is popular, but that overbudget. Maybe a Burris, with Burris sig rings and bases.

Good luck, pics required.

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Old 11-11-2012, 08:04 PM
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Re: $1500 budget

Wow for the range you want to shoot with the accuracy you will need I'd say the budget needs improvement first . Optics = get the best you can afford ,
Nightforce $1400-$1900
Savage .338 Lapua 110 H-S Precision or the BA $1100-$1900
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:21 AM
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Re: $1500 budget

I've been throwin' around this idea and pretty sure it's a little over the $1500, but not by much:

McGowen prefit in .338 EDGE or .300 RUM with muzzlebrake
pillar bedded boyds laminate thumbhole
EGW 20moa base burris xtreme tactical rings
Sightron Siii 6-24x50LRMOA

It'd be run as a single shot if i went this route.What are ya'lls thoughts?
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:38 AM
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Re: $1500 budget

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I've been throwin' around this idea and pretty sure it's a little over the $1500, but not by much:

McGowen prefit in .338 EDGE or .300 RUM with muzzlebrake
pillar bedded boyds laminate thumbhole
EGW 20moa base burris xtreme tactical rings
Sightron Siii 6-24x50LRMOA

It'd be run as a single shot if i went this route.What are ya'lls thoughts?
I think you're right on track. I'll offer a couple more ideas.

You'll need a cheaper/better brake than the ones McGowen use. I'd recommend a Ross Schuler brake. It's the best brake for the $$$ bar none. He can also thread your barrel.

I'll also point you in the direction of a Stockade Pdog/Tactical stock. It's better suited for long range work.

My last suggestion would be Signature Zee's instead of XTR's. They hold just as well, protect the scope, and can fine tune windage or add more elevation for those longer shots.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:48 AM
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Re: $1500 budget

I've built a 338 RUM very close to what you want and it went over your budget and I didn't take any labor into the total. You might come dang close with a McGowen prefit and the laminate stock, what will get you is the brake with install. Make sure you get a quality recoil lug also.

Brux fluted barrel, Muscle brake, Stockade P-dog stock and recoil lug, EGW 20 MOA HD rail, Burris rings with Sightron SIII 6-24x50. All on a Savage 110 action we had and I finished the stock and did all the machine work on the metal for a total at just over $1800. By the time it was all finished I think we hit 2 grand but what my buddies wife doesn't know won't hurt his gunsmith
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:51 AM
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Re: $1500 budget

@Geargrinder, part of the reason i'm lookin at the boyd's is i have one on my .308 and i really like how it feels and by using the same stock there's little to no difference in comfortable shooting position between the 2 rifles
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