Re: First Custom Rifle
I'm building my next 308 on a Phoenix reciever with a PT&G bolt , this setup will have the same or better clearance than a Rem 700 thats had the bolt sleeved. Here is what I'm getting and what the total was
Reciever , with heavier tang and target port (added strength with both)
.702" bolt race ways , EDM cut (very smooth and close tolerance)
side bolt stop (Like Nesika's)
double pinned .312" thick recoil lug
extened thread tennon to 1.403"
total with shipping = $437.50
PT&G bolt , .700" diameter , M-16 extractor , threaded bolt handel to be TIG welded on , total with shipping = $153
Total action cost = $590.50
Rem 700 , true action and ream bolt race way , $200
true bolt and sleeve to fit action , $150
install sako or M-16 extractor , $150 including extractor
side bolt release $125
bolt handle fitted with Badger bolt knob , $80
Total cost = $705 and thats IF you have the action already and your gonna loose your ass if you ever have to sell it.
Sell your action , should get $325 pretty easy for complete action and trigger then your well on your way to the custom that will be better built and hold it value WAY better than a factory action.
Granted you don't have to get all the extra stuff on the rem 700 you could just have it blueprinted and that'll run about $200 then another $150-$200 for the barrel install.
You don't say what your hunting out to 800yds that would help determine what caliber would better suit your needs.
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