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What cheap gun?

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Unread 10-19-2006, 01:30 PM
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What cheap gun?

I am going to make a new toy gun. I have a Pre-64 M70 and like the safety, I have an A-bolt and like the action(bolt throw). I have never shot a Savage, I am wanting a gun that I can rebarrel and make very light, synthetic, skelotonized. I am thinking on the 243 Win caliber, 4000+fps w/55 grain, and good speed out of a 100gr. I would likely have a brake put on it being that I want it to be about 6lbs or less. My thing is that I don't want to spend alot on a gun that I am going to use just the action and a Rem 700 action can run about the same as a new rifle on its own. Any ideas or input or offers on your action or rifle would help me out,pics of what you have made would help too.

Joe Oakes
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Unread 10-19-2006, 08:09 PM
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Re: What cheap gun?

the new Stevens guns are the same as the Savage minus the accu-trigger. But the gun sell the factory barrel and stock for $50 and you'll have $200 invested , spend another $250 on a Hightech Specialties stock (20ozs), $250 on a quality threaded and chambered barrel from Sharp Shooters Supply and another $200 having the action timed and trued by Fred at SSS and their trigger , you'll end up with a gun thats light accurate and fairly cheap around $800 or spend the money for the Rem model 7 and live with a little extra weight.
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Unread 10-21-2006, 06:09 PM
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Re: What cheap gun?

I bought a mod 116 weather warrior in 300 RUM (Savage)for $429. doesn't kick any more than a 243win. make a 100gr bullet go much faster than the 243. and is super accurate...
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Unread 10-22-2006, 08:44 PM
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Re: What cheap gun?

yup my 116 is sporting a new mule deer stock from brownells its a very accurate rifle
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