Hello all, kinda new here. I had an idea on building a low cost rifle myself to start practicing longer (about 600-800ish) range shooting and hunting. I got some ideas from Jerry Teo's article. I wanted to get a savage with accutrigger or a stevens with a SSS trigger and put a lothar walter pre-fit barrel on it. I am unsure which stock id use. Almost all my shooting will be practicing various positions in the field with or without a bipod or sling. Which stock do you prefer for field shooting? Also, what are your opinions on the build in general? I was planning on having it in 6br and also having a 260 rem barrel for hunting deer and coyotes. But Iím also considering just learning on a standard 308 for the time being. If I go the 308 route, would there be any benefit to go with a long action like the m-40 rifle and opening up possibilities for a more potent long action round later on? Sorry for the long post im just trying to address everything. Id pry go with the falcon menace 4-14 scope. Id appreciate all your opinions. Thank you
I'm sure a build like Jerry's would be great .
For deer and coyotes at 600-800yds. you don't need a big magnum ,the 260 or the ackley improved version would be fine.
Myself i'd start out with one barrel -260rem and use money towards a quality name brand scope ,zeiss conquest -leupold mk4 etc. don't forget there's a lot of expense still to come w/ rangefinders and other dodads.
Good luck -Mike
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Use a long action and you won't have mag length issues with big bullets, my 260 is built on a long action for that reason. I've actually got a 6BR on a long action also with a single shot follower. I've got B&C, HS, Boyds and Joel Russo stocks on my Savages. Stock choice is really a matter of personal preference for material, style, fit and intended use.
Thanks guys, i appreciate both of your replies. Are there any feeding issues with the long action in 260 or 308? I like having a few extra in the mag. Also, would you get the savage with accutrigger or a stevens with an aftermarket triggers? Or is it more personal preference? Thanks again for helping out.
One of the 264 imp off the 308 case is a very good choice that is extremely accurate. With the 140 berger at .640 bc it can shoot a long way accurately. To shoot a long way it is good to seat long bc bullets out toward the rifling. Some short actions prevent this unless you use them as single shots. The 6.5-284 is also a very good one. These are cheaper to shoot than a magnum but you will use a lot of clicks when you stretch the range out so get a quality scope known for repeatable clicks. Right now I am working with some short mags that are very impressive. The 264-300 wsm with the 140 bergers is really performing well at long range and the gun scoped out weighs 7 pounds. Nice mountain rifle. I just got off the range with it and a 300 wsm shooting 150 barnes ttsx bullets. I was shooting sub 2" groups at the 400 yard target with both.
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