Re: Alaskan Wilderness Rifle
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My advice is get a reputable smith to build you a copy of the AWR. I bought a remington custom shop mountain rifle KS several years ago. the actions are just pulled fromthe line and are the same as on any ADL. mine had the rear scope mount holes drilled of centre line, the face of the reciever had tell tale marks on it as if it had been cut off with a cutting disc on a grinder(seen this a lot) certainly not faced of on a lathe. head space was on the large side, bolt contact was no better than any old ADL.
now i guess at the pricei paid it was ok for the money( about 1/3rd regular price) it shot around 1". i re drilled and tapped the mount holes to 8-40. faced of the reciever, worked the action over, set the head space back,, it went from 1" to 1/4 inch with the same barrel. Its on its 4th barrel right now.
Buy the cheapest ADL you can find, and get it turned into a rifle you will love. there are some good smiths on LRH pick the nearest toyou and go for it.
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Do not think I can do all that on a SS action and teflon cat for $1200
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