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Old 06-28-2013, 08:59 AM
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Is 30-06 a caliber I could stick with or would that be something to change?

If I should change I am assuming I would have to stick with long action. What long action calibers would be good? (I would have to change barrel and bolt face, anything else?)
many calibers will work. many scopes will work . even some of the 300-400$ . not all rifles will work. the barrel/ rifle is the most important. get a good one to lessen your frustration.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:17 AM
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Re: New to the game

Ok so say I start withthe action only option. Where does one buy just an action and how much of the work can be done by myself (little gunsmitthing experience).?

I am thinkin I may get the 30-06 and gradually upgrade, but I want to make sure it wouldn't be better to start from scratch as essentially the only thing left un-upgraded in the end would be the action.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:13 PM
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Re: New to the game

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Ok so say I start withthe action only option. Where does one buy just an action and how much of the work can be done by myself (little gunsmitthing experience).?

I am thinkin I may get the 30-06 and gradually upgrade, but I want to make sure it wouldn't be better to start from scratch as essentially the only thing left un-upgraded in the end would be the action.
If you want to start with an action and build from there, you definitely will want to go with a Savage as they do not require many specialized tools. I am unsure where you can find a Savage action by itself.

If you went with a remington action, you would need some fairly specialized tools.

My recommendation would be to start with a complete rifle (as that way you have something to shoot) and steadily upgrade from there.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:31 PM
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Ok, found a savage 110 7mm for $350. Does it matter if its a 110 or 111?

Appreciate all the info, this is exactly what I need to know.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:58 PM
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Ok, found a savage 110 7mm for $350. Does it matter if its a 110 or 111?

Appreciate all the info, this is exactly what I need to know.
Don't know much about Savage actions myself. Hopefully someone else will chime in with some knowledge.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:09 PM
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Ok, going with a 7mm savage. What order is best to build? Barrel then stock etc.?
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