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Old 05-25-2010, 04:08 PM
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Re: Need advice on Edge donor action

X2 for learning. He is spot on!

I recently had my 6-284 on a Rem 700 finish up and though it is and awesome looking varmint killing machine I have nearly the same amount invested in it as I would if I were to have gone with a custom receiver.

In fact, if I would have sold that donor rifle and added that money to what I spent on my 6-284 I would have been within a few hundred dollars of my full on custom 338 Lap Imp built on a BAT HRPIC with a Lilja, MCM A5 w/thumbwheel adj cheek piece and Jewell trigger.

You can certainly spend less than I did on my Remmy built 6-284 but if you plan on spending the money to make your Edge project all that it can be you will be close to the same money as it would if you bought a custom receiver and it will forever be a true "custom rifle" not just another Rem model 700 that was customized.
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Bottom line is it will work!
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Just when you think you have it figured out, the "why the hell not" bug hits on the custom.

Thanks for all your input guys. Looks like I have some thinking (and saving) to do.
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Just when you think you have it figured out, the "why the hell not" bug hits on the custom.

Thanks for all your input guys. Looks like I have some thinking (and saving) to do.
You should note that just because it says "CUSTOM" does not mean its true. I have one custom action an older McMillan and it was more out of spec than my rem 700.

I have been milling this over a bit alot of guys seam to think that just because its custom it does not need to be trued. This is not the case at all it may be better than factory but it still needs to be cleaned up.

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As you might of read my thread i just took delivery of a new edge. It was built on a 700 action with a wyatt box no trouble seating 300 smk and look at my targets i dont think it could be any better. Now the rest of the story: I already had a 700 bdl magnum longaction that was blue printed many years ago with a sako extractor installed. Would i go out and spend 500 for donor, 250 for action work plus 100 or so for extractor? I dont think so.. And dont even consider trusting a remington extractor. Its like putting a lot of money in a 15 year old car you still have a 15 year old car. But for my situation is was the right thing to do and i am happy with it.
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Mike how much of your bullet sticks you of your case from tip of the bullet to the mouth of the case? If you dont mind measuring .
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