Re: Rem700 donor action
If your planning to have the action blue printed during the build you will be FAR better of going with a custom action.
I just built a (308nate actualy) a 308 on a Phoenix Machine reciever with PT&G bolt.
$415 for reciever with side bolt stop and double pinned recoil lug
$235 for PT&G bolt , includes welding of handel , firing pin assembly and Sako extractor kit
$650-ish for the custom action , that you can order with a full round reciever and smaller target port which increases the stiffness , longer barrel tennon , heavier tang all increase the strength of the action , and even a right bolt left port if you want it !!
$350 for Rem 700 if you get a deal
$200 for a basic blueprint and probably another $150 for a bolt sleeve ,right their your above the cost of the custom action and all you have is a remington built the way it should have been plain and simple , that not counting a Sako extractor , side bolt release , costom bolt handel TIG welded on , scope base holes opened to 8-40 , add all that up and your well over a grand in a factory action of which you will probably one be able to sell for $500 if your lucky !!
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