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HS Precision or custom build?

Hello all,
New to the forum but long time shooter, reloader, big game hunter. Looking to buy/build a custom rifle in 300WM for hunting. Thinking about purchasing HS Precision SPL. Or do I go with a custom build via a smith? Looking to spend 3-4 grand and put a Savaroski on top. Thoughts?
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    Re: HS Precision or custom build?

    Tomato .....Tomatto. Either way, your going to be happy. I think I would go with a custom unless the HS is EXACTLY what you want. Both will be great rifles.
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    Re: HS Precision or custom build?

    For that kind of money you can have a smith build you a pretty top of the line custom built to your EXACT specs. You can probably get the HS Prec. rifle sooner so if your in a hurry the HS Prec. would maybe suit you better but that would be, IMO, the ONLY reason I would go with the HS Prec. built rifle over a full custom from one of the many EXCELLENT smiths on this forum.

    Best of luck to you on your decision.
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    Re: HS Precision or custom build?

    I sort of did both! I had H.S. do a rebuild for me on Rem 700 LH and it turned out fantastic. No worries with H.S. Precision.
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    Thomas B. I didn't know HS Precision would work on rifles other than theirs. Do you mind posting some info on what you had them do and the cost?
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    Thomas B. I didn't know HS Precision would work on rifles other than theirs. Do you mind posting some info on what you had them do and the cost?
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    Rharfo
    I had my Rem re-barreled by them with a 1 in 8 twist 22-250. They cut rifle their barrels and provide any twist you want. With that service they coat the action and barrel in Teflon and accuracy test it. Here are some pics.
    I previously purchased the stock from them, but that can included in the build. You would need to check with them on which actions they will build from but I know Rem actions are good to go.
    It took 13 weeks from when i sent it in, to getting it back. They quoted 12 to 14 weeks.
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    I had my Rem re-barreled by them with a 1 in 8 twist 22-250. They cut rifle their barrels and provide any twist you want. With that service they coat the action and barrel in Teflon and accuracy test it. Here are some pics.
    I previously purchased the stock from them, but that can included in the build. You would need to check with them on which actions they will build from but I know Rem actions are good to go.
    It took 13 weeks from when i sent it in, to getting it back. They quoted 12 to 14 weeks.
    Thanks! Great looking rifle, just checked out their "services" page and they only work on 700's. If I don't sell the 700 I have on gunbroker this might be the way to go.
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