Here is my low income custom built rifle. I do not have the green backs to go out and buy a custom built rifle but I wanted a semi built one so here is my rifle to date:
2007: Purchased Remington 700 ADL from Wal-Mart for $245.00 (It was on clearance and this is with rebates) I hunted the 07 season with the rifle in 243.
2008: Purchased Remington VLS stock off e-bay for $60.00 and a friend gave me the bottom metal to convert from ADl to BDL. I hunted with it again in 243.
2009: Purchased 308 VS-SF II barrel new take off from a forum for $60.00. I sent the rifle to Patriot Arms to have the barrel installed and the lugs lapped. My total shop bill for them was about $175.00. The rifle stock then got damaged in shipping but UPS came through on the claim and I got a brand new VLS stock from Remington. Wanting a muzzle brake I finally decided on Straight Shot Gunsmithing V-Port muzzle brake so another $150.00.
So for $690.00 here she is with a pic of her first 5 shot 100 yard group using Wal-Mart 150 grain Federal Power Shoks, the cheap blue box ammo. I cannot wait to start working up a custom load for her. I also included a before pic of this rifle as well.