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Old 01-25-2014, 02:22 AM
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Re: Canyon rifle vs. self built

Nothing wrong with going that way. The per centages in my experience favor better outcomes, with better smith's. It would be worth $1100 to me to call in the order, and know everything up front. Certainly you would hear no criticism from me for doing it the way you propose. I hope it works well for you.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:01 PM
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Re: Canyon rifle vs. self built

IMO, if you are going to fork out the cash for a custom build you should use a custom action as well. The advantages are numerious and you'll be happier in the long run, especially if you are wanting a 338 Edge or other magnum cartridge. Stiller, Bat, Surgeon, Raptor, and several others are leaps and bounds better than an accurized 700. But, that also depends on your definition of accuracy and what you want out of the rifle. Like many other things in life, you get what you pay for. Good luck.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:13 PM
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Re: Canyon rifle vs. self built

Lets see a list with prices of how you came up to your total. Then maybe we can shed some light on a few things. Your figure sounds low to me.

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Old 01-25-2014, 09:22 PM
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Re: Canyon rifle vs. self built

I have a few Defensive edge rifles and after seeing/ and or shooting mine my friends/ acquaintances have had them built as well. I have never seen one that wouldnt shoot outstanding. The fit and finish of a DE rifle is one thing that would set them apart (in my opinion). The bedding job is the best looking I have ever seen, the cerakote paint is flawless and the stock/ paint work is as good as it gets! ( in my opinion from all I have seen). These things add up. Were they included in your other estimate?
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:57 PM
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Re: Canyon rifle vs. self built

I revised it a bit but here is my list. If I am missing anything please let me know so I can add it.

rem 700 action. $450

Hart fluted barrel. $470

Bottom metal/mag. $350

Machine work including*
chambering, trueing of*
The action, new recoil
Lug and bolt face. $900
Threading barrel and
Installing the brake.
Bead blast and cerakote.

Stock. $600

Assembly. $300

Total. $3070
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:23 PM
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Re: Canyon rifle vs. self built

I don't think a stiller predator action is over $900
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:33 PM
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Re: Canyon rifle vs. self built

A stiller tac 338 action is $1100 without trigger. That was my first upgrade option to this build.
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