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Old 05-29-2013, 03:21 PM
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Re: 1500 Yard Elk Caliber

I don't know how to build a 1,500 yard rifle for $1,000......I wish I did.

Just my whitetail rig starting from scratch on a new Rem 700 action (with the NF scope) is gonna cost me damn near the $4,000 mark....And it's gonna be chambered in .280 AI......Not even a big bore, but it will be a 1K yard deer rifle.

My point is, to build a rifle like that, you're gonna be REAL close to that $3K-$4K mark once you put a really good piece of glass on top of it, to be able to see clearly out to 1,500 yards...
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Re: 1500 Yard Elk Caliber

I should have been more specific. I meant a complete rifle I could have built for the $1k figure. Glass will add another $1k-$2k, no question here on that.

The Savage rifle is capable of and typically produces 1/2 MOA or better and can be rebarreled by a normal guy. There are a lot of gunsmith fees this eliminates, making my $1k figure possible.

I am not trying to go cheap simply for the sake of going cheap. My scope prices listed above should indicate that. But I do want to spend wisely in order to facilitate more shooting!
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The 375 AX will push the 350 smk about 2900 fps with a 28" barrel, the 338 edge +p will push the 300 grain SMK at about 3000-3100 fps depending on which brass you use and i dont know of any cartridge that will push a 240 smk at 3550'. If you use the 300 grain berger instead of the SMK the 338 edge +p make an easy 1500 yard elk rifle.
Does DE offer Savage prefits? This may be the hottest round that could be safely handled this platform, but it sounds like ti would fit the bill.
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Re: 1500 Yard Elk Caliber

Unfortunately DE does not to the prefit or just barrel and action, but it they offered that a prefit 338 Edge +P would be the ticket.

I've built a few budget ELR rifles specifically for pounding elk and it's tough to do, even on a Savage but I have two LR hammers that do well that will come close. I'll post a build list this evening that might help you.
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Re: 1500 Yard Elk Caliber

Savage long action $325 dollars, recoil lug $35, Stockaded P-dog stock and hydro dipping $360, Brux fluted 338 med palma barrel $425, brake $120, EGW HD rail $89, Burris tac rings $90 and a Sightron SIII 6-24x50 $825. Total without labor and scope $1444 .
You can get a prefit barrel for a Savage in 338 RUM and put the barrel on yourself then do all the work yourself. The rifle is a 338 RUM and pushes a 300 OTM at 2800fps.

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The other budget elk slayer build has the epoxy curing on the bedding as we speak but I've shot it a bit to verify potential.
Rem 7mag ADL with barrel and stock sold of $200, recoil lug $35, Hart stock $200, Brux fluted med palma barrel $425, brake $120, Nightforce rail $114 and rings $125, bottom metal $20 from a yard sale, pillars $39, Callahan . Total without labor and scope $1278.
The closest a guy could come to this without a lathe and stuff is to get a Rem prefit barrel with nut from Pac-nor and lap the lugs without truing the whole action.
It's hard to build a serious ELR elk rig on a super tight budget but it can be done especially if you gather parts cheap that guys are selling of and hit sales!
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Re: 1500 Yard Elk Caliber

Looking great Rhian! What brakes are you running? Muscle brake?
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Looking great Rhian! What brakes are you running? Muscle brake?
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