Building a custom rifle
I'm sure the answers to my questions are probably somewhere else in the forums but I haven't been able to find them so I'll post them here. What I'm thinking of building is a 375 RUM (with some adjustments). After looking at the costs of buying a rifle and modifying it or just building one from the ground up - (comparing what I can get for how much and what I want to have), I am really leaning more towards building it. My main problem is finding where I can get an action. I was looking at Howa barreled actions, however I don't need the barrel, all it would be for me is one gigantic overpriced paperweight. But, I haven't found anywhere I can buy an action for less than around 800. I'm really wanting to find an action more around the 400 range or less if possible.
So mainly I'm trying to figure out:
Where can I buy a Howa action(non barreled)?
Where can I find a stock Rem 700 action?
with or without a trigger isn't so important (especially if it's cheaper without, then I will just get a timney trigger to put in it.)
I'm not necessarily partial to the Howa/Rem 700 actions either, I'm looking for something cheap that is at least around the same quality as those.
Hopefully someone can help me here, thanks in advance..
(also, any suggestions on where to get some of the other components.. (stock, barrel, etc) are welcome as well, the above mentioned is what i'm after though)