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Remington vs Custom/7mm vs. 300/What would you do?

Hey Everyone I am just starting out and have done a lot of reading on here and I'm looking for some advice and opinions. I'll try to keep this as short as possible. I bought my first two rifles last winter and I am addicted to long range shooting/hunting. I want to build a great hunting rifle that can hunt out to 1000yards and practice even further.

I bought a used Ruger M77 mark II in 7mm RemMag and put a Vortex Viper PST scope on it. It has a muzzle break and is supposed to be glass bedded and a trigger job. I would say the trigger is at 2.5#s. The rifle shoots better than what i expected. I have shot at rocks from 400 out to 960yards and is more accurate than i thought it would be. I haven't had time to put it on paper and see how well it groups, but I would be supprised if it was more than moa. The second rifle is a Remington 700 RockyMountainElkFoundation 300WinMag. It is stock. I bought because of the scope on it (Vortex Razor 5-20x50). I have not had time to shoot this rifle and I am not sure how it shoots.

Now I have learned some things I have decided neither of these rifles are my dream rifle so I was thinking, should I sell them both and the PST scope and then use that cash to build a custom? Should I keep the Remington action and Razor scope, have the action blue printed, and sell everything else to pay for the custom? What caliber should I build the new rifle with, 7mm or 300wm. Those are the two calibers I want to choose from. I don't reload right now but will do so down the road so I want the most accurate rifle that can shoot factory ammo and reloaded vld's down the road.

I live in the Phoenix, AZ area and was thinking about talking with the guys at phoenixcustomrifles.com. Or does anyone recommend another smith in the area? I am on a budget and would like to not break the bank. Thanks for your time and any suggestions that you have!!!
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:15 PM
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Re: Remington vs Custom/7mm vs. 300/What would you do?

I would keep the Razor scope and the Rem 700 action and build from there! New trigger, Blue print/true action, stock, barrel etc. You can now have your dream rifle built the way you want it. Be careful and choose a good smith. Call others that have had RECENT work done by them!!! Look at this site and see who is putting out great rifles, ask for a timeline on the build!

It's addicting, I sold all my stock Wby and Rem rifles years ago and never looked back.
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Re: Remington vs Custom/7mm vs. 300/What would you do?

The 300WM is a great caliber as is the 7mm. Either would be a great choice for factory, as well as reloading. Great over the counter ammo on both.

Each is a very capable round for big game. Just do some research and pick one.

Just my 2 cents.
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Re: Remington vs Custom/7mm vs. 300/What would you do?

thanks for the info, keep it coming! if i keep the remington action from the 300 and do a custom build off of it, can i make the custom rifle a 7mm with the 300 action? sorry, learning as i go....
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thanks for the info, keep it coming! if i keep the remington action from the 300 and do a custom build off of it, can i make the custom rifle a 7mm with the 300 action? sorry, learning as i go....
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Re: Remington vs Custom/7mm vs. 300/What would you do?

Thanks for the link Feenix...after reading the thread on here 7mm vs 300win I think I am leaning towards the 300. Here is a question for all, is there a difference in barrel life between the two? Which is longer?
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