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Old 10-06-2008, 09:48 PM
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looking to build a gun

ok to start out what caliber? does everyone suggest i have a 308 already looking for something bigger for longer range for elk and deer. Then what action is the best to start out with this will be my first build maybe i'm over my head here but i atleast want to try and i'm trying not to spent a ton of money just thought someone could give me some pointer to get me started. thanks nate
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:20 AM
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Re: looking to build a gun

Ok, depending on the price tage we got here. I would go with a 300rum in a sendero or a pss and then just glass bed it then either tune the trigger or get a jewel. Also have a brake put on it. makes it alot more fun.

You could also go with a savage. Im not a big fan but will admit that they normally shoot pretty good.

Third option for me would be to get either a custom action or have a 700 trued up by a good smith. look at his work. If his sakos are put in crooked and what not, he probablly isnt who I would want working on something im dropping a couple thousand on. Then get a good barrel. A krieger 10 twist should work fine for the 200-220 gr. range bullet. I would also look at getting a jewel and of course having it bedded and what not. this will set you back a penny or two though but would be the greatest way to make sure that it should shoot. if you have any questions just send me a pm.
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Old 10-07-2008, 04:10 PM
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Re: looking to build a gun

For the sake of simplicity I'm not even going to put the all mighty dollar into this equation. So if I were to build a long range deer/elk rig this is how I would do it:

Action: Lawton 7000
Barrel: Lawton barrel chambered in 7mm Ultra Mag (You pick contour)
Trigger: Jewell
Bottom Metal: Standard Remington
Stock: Manner (You pick the flavor)
Base: Lawton again
Rings: Either TPS or Seekins (steel rings of course)
Optics: Sightron SIII SS 6-24x50 LR MD

This would make an ideal setup for deer or elk at extended ranges. However if you ever intend to dangerous or larger game I would build the same rig in a 338 caliber. I simply don't want to try taking down anything like Grizzly with a 7mm bullet (it pains me to say that, I really love 7mm).
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:47 PM
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Re: looking to build a gun

just for laughs what do you think that setup would run me and why 7mm just wondering
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Old 10-08-2008, 12:02 AM
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Re: looking to build a gun

not to stepp on feet but i would rather have a trued remington than a non trued up lawton. ive only dealt with one but it was enough for me after i had to go through and fix it anyways. recoil surfaces needed recut along with a few other things to get it true. but then again it was only one and every company has its lemon.
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:08 AM
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Re: looking to build a gun

would it cost me less money to buy a rem sps in 300 rum and put a custom barrel and have the action trued and have a muzzle brake put on it. if i go that route what twist and what barrels are the best to use i have been looking and im not sure what one is the best to use. or would the savage route be about the same. what does everyone suggest i just want to know what everyone thinks.
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Old 10-08-2008, 02:14 PM
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Re: looking to build a gun

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just for laughs what do you think that setup would run me and why 7mm just wondering
I couldn't give you exact figures but I'm have a similar setup done on a 338 lapua I'm having built. The only differences are the action is the 8500 (it is made for larger calibers) and the caliber of course. My total cost including optics will be around $4000. As for the 7mm part. I love 7mm, you get a better selection of high BC bullets. For example Berger has a 180 grain Thick jacket VLD out with a BC of .684. These make some outstanding elk bullets.

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not to stepp on feet but i would rather have a trued remington than a non trued up lawton. ive only dealt with one but it was enough for me after i had to go through and fix it anyways. recoil surfaces needed recut along with a few other things to get it true. but then again it was only one and every company has its lemon.
No feelings hurt here. But from what lawton has told me my action will be trued prior to leaving him. But then again I'm basically buying a complete barreled action w/ brake then having it sent to my smith for completion of the rifle.
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