Re: Getting Started -- $4,200 Budget, Western NY
Originally Posted by CaptBeach
A lightweight .308 built on a Savage action with a lightweight stock and a very good glass as well for under $1000 or so...best thing of all is you could build it yourself and pass it along to your kids...
AND again building it yourself...
A Heavy Barreled Long Action chambered in 300WM with a high end stock and glass...
Savage LA $325
Recoil Lug and TRigger $150
CDI Bottom Metal with AICS Mags and inletting $300
Premium Stock (McMillan, Manners) $600-750
Premium Barrel $350-$500
Harris Bipod $125
Mount and Rings $125
Scope Leupold Mk IV $1100 NEW or little more for one of the Huskemaws seen here...
Spend the rest on Brass and components and shoot the piss out of it...
There is nothing quite as satisfying as hearing the UPS truck delivering more gun parts and then building it yourself...you can pretty much ONLY do that with a Savage.
Or you can spend $5K on a custom one off rifle...
Anyway your choice bro...lot of satisfaction building your own...
Again...Semper Fi...keep your ass low and your neck on a swivel...come home safe...
+1 Here's my Savage I built in .308. If you are stuck shooting factory ammo, there is a ton of Military M118LR and Military Target ammo to get you shooting cheaply with accuracy. Roughly weighs in at 12-13 lbs.
Shoots like this... 3shots at 100
At 718yds 3 shots
The only thing I didn't do is put the break on. I don't own a lathe to time the break.
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