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Old 06-17-2012, 04:46 PM
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where do i start this thing?

new to this game on a budget would like a 300 wm with a mcmillan a3 adj stock and i would like to try to build it myself i like to hunt deer and elk i have been a bow hunter for awhile now thanks for any advice
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:04 PM
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Re: where do i start this thing?

You need a gunsmith to work with that has the experience neccesary. There is Alot to building a gun and tools that most people don't have.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:15 PM
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Re: where do i start this thing?

get a remington sendero. or wait a year to get a custom.
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:26 PM
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Re: where do i start this thing?

A lot of info is left out of your post. The big question to start with is $$$ how much do you have to spend on a build ? This will determine if a build is feasable or not. Do you have a donor action to do a build with? Barrel ? or any parts to start a build with ?
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:41 PM
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Re: where do i start this thing?

if i could get a savage 110 fcp hs new for around 915.00 in 300 win mag would that be a good place to start? i think i will have another 1000.or so that i would like to split on a optics and a reloader a dillon maybe ? thanks for any advice, mark
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:27 AM
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Re: where do i start this thing?

It will be very challenging to get a complete rifle, scope and reloading set up for your budget of $2,000. I would look at all used stuff, preferably a package deal on a rifle/scope.

I suggest buying the components that you want from the start. Don't buy a $400 scope just to get going. That money will be lost when you replace it with a $1000 scope.

Look at Redding for reloading equipment. Not the cheaperst but will last a lifetime and not overly expensive.

Take it from someone with cabinets full of stuff that's been replaced/upgraded. It's cheaper to buy what you really want from the start. I'm a slow learner
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:24 PM
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Re: where do i start this thing?

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new to this game on a budget would like a 300 wm with a mcmillan a3 adj stock and i would like to try to build it myself i like to hunt deer and elk i have been a bow hunter for awhile now thanks for any advice
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