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No more Remington 700s!

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Unread 04-26-2011, 02:17 PM
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No more Remington 700s!

I finally talked myself out of the Sako TRG-42; however, I am now stuck between the TRG-22 or a custom rifle. I don't want a rem700 or clone of it. I don't have any issues with the Remington, I own 4 already and one stiller clone. It's time for a change!

Has anyone tried to build a "tactical" rifle using the sako A7, 85, tika, or maybe even a browning? Was it worth the headache of finding an action having it smithed and then trying to find someone to stock it? Or should I just buy the TRG?

I would love to hear from anyone who has built an awesome custom on a non-Remington or savage action (I own more savages than remingtons, also good guns that have served me well)

Pictures and details please
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Unread 04-26-2011, 02:27 PM
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Re: No more Remington 700s!

i would like to custom a browning as well cause my shoots amazing as it is and would like to see what i could do with it but unfortunately i have been told its a waste of time trying to find people who will do it. so the remington or savage is your best bet!
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Unread 04-26-2011, 03:39 PM
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Re: No more Remington 700s!

Well that makes three of us. I have had terrific success with Remington and Savage but these are all low end cost rifles. The accuracy is wonderful and usually good enough for most shooters that only shoot during huniting season anyway.

If I move to the $2500 + rifles, I get better looks, and a great shooting custom rilfe. I don't want to go there, yet.

I wanted something in between costwise for the longer range not too far 800-1200 yards or a bit more and set my sights on the 300 Win Mag.

Did the duty and shot everyone's guns I could get. The 338 lapua was fun and so was the 50 BMG for a few rounds but despite all the talk about them these are really more for talkers and sepcialty shooters, maybe they really don't seem practical unless you need to kill a rock.

I think the 300 will shoot these ranges just fine consistantly and have enough performance at the end for fun targeting or huntiing and overall be more fun to shoot.

I was looking at Tikka, CZ and Win Mod 70 for a change. The Tikka seems really smooth, nice looks and shoots very well consistantly. I shot a 308.

It would be nice to get a rifle, put a little refinement / fine tuning into it and have it be one that stays with me.

I am not an expert and typcially prefer the 30 cal. Have a 7mm Rem Mag, but I think I will like the 300 Win Mag better.

Looked at the 338 Win Mag but have no thoughts on that over the 300 Win Mag. Of course, reloading options / choices are a benefit.

Well for a guy that just wanted to leave a note I posed allot of questions. Thanks ahead of time for replys.

Wild Bill

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Unread 04-26-2011, 03:51 PM
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Re: No more Remington 700s!

Winchester, Weatherby, Howa
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Unread 04-26-2011, 04:23 PM
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Re: No more Remington 700s!

I have had no issues with the one rem 700 i owned. Had a mcmillan m98 as well also no issues. My current rifles are a howa and an fn all are full custom builds on production recivers.
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Unread 04-26-2011, 04:41 PM
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Re: No more Remington 700s!

As in my earlier post I have restocked, and perfomed some work to Rem and Savage at requests of varioous users but in the end for them I really did not notice that it made a big difference in their shooting ability.

For a change I procured a Browning BLR Take Down in 3006. Shot terrific oout of the box - gun looks great nice finishes fine tuneda few things and it shoots as good as any bolt action that most of the guys shoot. So I got somethgin different there to stick with and that I really like to shoot.

Don't knwo much about Howe I wil check them out.

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Unread 04-26-2011, 09:09 PM
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Re: No more Remington 700s!

Ever think about a Nosler rifle?

Model 48 - Trophy Grade Rifle - Nosler - Bullets, Ammunition, Rifles, Brass, Reloading Data, Hunting, Shooting, Reloading, Load Data

I looked at all of their models at the SHOT Show back in January. They are all exceptional for the money and I would buy one if I was looking that direction. Spoke with others there who thought the same.
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