Re: Best rifle under a grand?
what an idiot(video)!!!!!
I am really suprised about people bad mouthing savage. Do they look good, no. Do they shoot, yes. I have a friend who uses one in one of his competitions that requires a factory rifle(balloon shoot). I don't know all the particulars because the level he is at is far beyond mine. Several world records and shooter of the year at 600 and 1000 are under his belt. He also was one of the people to start using a 6mm for 1000yd competition. The facts are everybody makes a bad rifle even a top notch gunsmith. The test is what they do once they find out they have a bad one. I personally would wait and build off a custom action. The cost isn't much more than working over a remington and they tend to be just a little better. I paid $750 for a pheonix action(Glenn Harrison owner original Nesika Bay) this action has all the bell and whistles. Now assuming you get a remington for $300 and square it for $150. Install a sako extractor $110. $125 for tactical bolt handle and flute the bolt. You are up to $685. I haven't even touched on accelerated firing pin or many other differences. For the money I think custom is the way to go. I would at least price out the difference. I know you were after a rifle but I went down this road and tried to build for a price and was always disappointed. Wait and get what you want. Spend the money once not three times like me.
"Amazing things can happen when preparation meet opportunity" Richard Schatz
"The will to win, compares little with the will to prepare to win" Donovan Moran
Last edited by blipelt; 03-24-2009 at 08:43 AM.
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