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Old 12-09-2011, 09:05 PM
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Re: Seeking advice on custom rifle

Please don't be offended by my previous post. That is an awesome rifle and the 300Rum is an awesome cartridge, what scope do you plan to mount on it? Which rings?

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Old 12-09-2011, 10:19 PM
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Re: Seeking advice on custom rifle

Dont worry i wasn't offended, I am more than happy to hear everyones opinions, as this and the reloading equipment are going to set me back a little financialy I am going to put an old Leupold 3-9 that my dad has laying around while I can save up for a Nightforce 5.5-22x50. As for rings i was thinking of the burris zee rings. What do you think?
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:24 PM
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Re: Seeking advice on custom rifle

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Dont worry i wasn't offended, I am more than happy to hear everyones opinions, as this and the reloading equipment are going to set me back a little financialy I am going to put an old Leupold 3-9 that my dad has laying around while I can save up for a Nightforce 5.5-22x50. As for rings i was thinking of the burris zee rings. What do you think?
There are so many good rings out there to choose from (its great). I use NightForce rings on my NightForce scopes. On my Leupold/Rem 700, I use a Seekins Aluminum 20moa base with their heavy duty rings.

I used 3x9 scopes on my first Rem700 for many many years, my longest deer was taken with the 3x9 at 875yds. Now I have a 4.5x14x40mm Leupy on my carry around Rem 700. The NightForce scopes are great for my Heavy rifles, but are too heavy (in my opinion) for a carry around rifle.

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Old 12-09-2011, 10:28 PM
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Re: Seeking advice on custom rifle

Thanks for the advice I will keep it mind. My brother in law is getting the nightforce this week so I'll see if I like it and make my decision from there.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:43 AM
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Re: Seeking advice on custom rifle

i have always been wary about buying a used gun though. you dont know how that gun has been treated. if they have stuck the end of the barrel on the floorboard of their truck, and the rifling on the end is messed up, causing the bullet to not fly in a knowledgable pattern.
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:49 PM
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Re: Seeking advice on custom rifle

The listing says they are new but are listed as used because they have fired 20 shots for the break in process.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:26 PM
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Re: Seeking advice on custom rifle

I've always thought that their rifles appeared to be a good deal. Add up the cost of the parts (rifle + B&C stock + cryo + extractor + magazine) and you're close to the cost of the rifle as sold.

Some thoughts -

I'd pick a different brake, as mentioned earlier. Will they make you a rifle with a radial-style brake or one with no holes in the bottom? You will only have to shoot once in the dust to hate this one.

I have never seen documented if they bed the action to the stock or not. I'd definitely do that if not done already.

I'd buy the 308 first, larger caliber second.

I like Burris Zee (better yet Signature Zee) rings, but I'd go with stronger ones if you're getting a Nightforce. $1800 scope and $30 rings? No.


Good luck on buying a rifle! Let us know what you decide.
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