Originally Posted by bigngreen
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.
stockade is great to deal with. I have a woodchuck stock for my coyote rifle and love it.
Bigngreen, How do you like the pdog stock?. I'm building one of Rich's 6.5s and trying to figure out which one of Kevins stock I want.
To the OP, be prepared to go over budget. I've got two in process. I have picked up as much used or cheaper items as possible.
action 325, time and true 215, benchmark barrel & chamber 470, tension barrel 250, recoil lug 35, stockwoodchuck used 250. 1545 without scope.
The 6.5 Sherman will be similar in price except I got the blank cheaper, and looking at fluting.
It sounds like you have a starting point and that is all that is needed.