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Old 03-24-2008, 09:27 PM
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Mr. Caver,
Where I get the new Remington actions from they automatically come with a factory trigger. You could possibly sell the factory trigger to put towards a aftermarket one or use the factory one for now.

I do different levels of action blueprints. All receiver work is bolt bore double indicated within .0002"

Action Blueprint - Level 1 - $150 Includes:

Single point re-cut receiver face and internal locking lugs perpendicular to the bolt bore centerline

Single point re-cut threads concentric with the bolt bore centerline

Single point re-cut bolt lugs and bolt face perpendicular to the bolt body centerline



Action Blueprint - Level 2 - $250 Includes:

Level 1 plus

Open receiver bolt bore to a consistent .705 diameter

Double sleeve bolt body

Hand stoned eliptics on sleeves for .0002" clearance when bolt is in closed position



Action Blueprint - Level 3 - $300 Includes:

Level 2 plus

Bush firing pin hole to .0625"

Turn firing pin to .062"


Sako Extractor cost is $95.

If you went with a Blue 700 Total cost with Level 1 blueprint you would have $620
I like custom actions too, but you'll have at least $800 plus a trigger. Either way is a good choice in my book.
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:45 PM
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Big thanks to everyone for the advice!

Montour, I think the 700 action seems like the way to go... but I guess I want someone to tell me that if I buy the Rem 700 action, and have it blueprinted, that it will be just as good as a custom action (BAT/stiller/etc). I don't wanna have something that isn't great when I could spend a couple hundred more for a custom.

How did you get an estimate of $620 for action + level 1? I thought you said the actions were about $375 and Level 1 is $150 = $525?

Also, what are the actual differences (in field accuracy) between your 3 levels of blueprinting?

Would you honestly recommend a lvl 3 for every action, or is it more on a per case need basis?

Are the 700 actions that you can get new or used?

Thank you so very much for your time.
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:44 AM
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Jerry Stiller has just what you need-----a Predator. It fits in a Remington foot print and is for all practical purposes a BR action that has been designed to be reliable in hunting conditions.
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:59 AM
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Yeh man, I took a look at those Stiller Predators last night - they look incredible... not sure on the price though - still mullin things over

It also looks like the Predator (even the Predator X) would still have to be opened up to accomodate a RUM... right?
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Old 03-25-2008, 12:32 PM
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Mr Caver,
You are correct it is $525. I was adding in a sako extractor, which you wouldn't have to have but I think it makes feeding a little smoother. I had a brain fart on my last post, the mag bolt face and the Ultra Mag bolt face are the same size, also the feed rails would need opened up if it were a repeater. Boss Hoss is right, I forgot about the Stiller actions they are also a very good choice, but again no trigger. For a field gun a level 1 blueprint is all you would need, I get into the other levels for more benchrest types. You can go with the level 3 but the sleeves are such a tight tolerance that if any dirt got on them your bolt might not close. The sleeves are great for keeping the bolt body in perfect alignment when the bolt is closed and loose for cycling. 90% of my customers use the level 1.
I can't say the Remington is better than a custom action, but can deffinately be just as good.
The Remington actions I get are brand new.
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:06 PM
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hmmm that's an excellent price

On another note, I've been wondering... would it be easier/cheaper to make this a repeater or a single shot? (assuming blueprinted Rem 700 action/HS Precision Varmint stock/Jewell trigger) I am honestly A-OK with either.
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:48 PM
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Mr. Caver,
Single shot or repeater, one isn't easier than the other. A single shot may be a little cheaper though (no bottom metal other than a trigger guard). It really depends on the use of the rifle. If it's primarily going to be a stationary long range rifle than a single shot is great. If your planning on using it as a carry gun also it's nice to have a few extra rounds in the magazine. If your going to go with a repeater I would definately reccomend a Wyatts extended magazine box.
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