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Unread 11-19-2012, 12:58 AM
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Re: $1500 budget

bigngreen, how do you like the .338 RUM? I've looked into that as well due to the super high cost of EDGE dies. As to the labor cost I'm planning on doing the work myself to A)save money and B)give myself something to occupy my free time, and for some reason I've always wanted to build my own rifle.

Seems there are alot of votes for the stockade stocks, anybody have any opinions about the stockade elk stalker?
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    Unread 11-19-2012, 01:39 AM
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    Re: $1500 budget

    I like the 338 RUM, that rifle has sent more rounds past a mile than any range and done well. It shoots a 300gr Berger at 2800fps with a 29in barrel with no pressure signs, the Edge is awesome as well and should get you a little bit more velocity.
    I like the Stockade stocks, you have to get them ordered well in advance of the build and if your anal but if you have a stock that fits you well and your used to you may be better served by sticking with it.

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    Unread 11-19-2012, 01:49 AM
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    Re: $1500 budget

    that's a good lookin rig
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    Unread 11-19-2012, 03:37 AM
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    Re: $1500 budget

    ok heres what I got...

    Greybull stock $350
    Benchmark prefit barrel $425
    Recoil lug $30
    Vortex viper 6-24 pst $750
    CSR break installed $160
    Talley Ringmounts $55

    Thats the best I can do for a feasible setup. Since you only want to kill stuff to 800-100 I would suggest a 7mm or 30 cal. A 7mm rem mag or 7mmLRM will go to 1500 yards for targets and easily take game to 1000. Less recoil and less cost to shoot and reload. These estimats are if you do all the work. From experience if you inlcuded shipping and the small stuff plan on spending another $400. Sound like too much but when you add up bedding compound, action screws, and the shipping for the 6 items you are easily close to the $400 mark. With all of that you will have a single shot.

    Here is the question you have to ask yourself: If I get it this way will I want it some other way very soon? and If I want to upgrade, whats the chances of selling this setup without loosing the bank?

    Just speaking from experience here is all.

    My best suggestion would be to sell the action you have and buy a savage long range hunter in 7mm rem mag and put good rings and a vortex viper pst on it and you will have enough left over to buy good reloading dies, brass and components.
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    Unread 11-19-2012, 11:20 AM
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    Re: $1500 budget

    If I were to go with a 7mm i would be looking at the 7mm SAUM. I'd run it as a repeater using the factory Savage DBM and put it into a Boyd's thumbhole stock, which i have also thought about doing, a Manners MCS-TA or T5A would be nice but obviously way over budget. The more I look into it the more I think i may have to raise the budget, but it'll be so i can get better glass.
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