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Old 03-23-2011, 10:45 AM
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So your suggestion would be what Jerry Teo did in his savage tactical project and upgrade to a shilen barrel and that's it?
For the budget you are talking about I would also replace the stamped lug with a .250" machined lug and put it in a Stockade stock with a good bedding job.

You could also upgrade the trigger, but I get along fine with the Accu-trigger.
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:27 PM
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Re: Semi-custom Build

You mentioned Semi-custom Build and the Model 7 or Rem. 700 is a good place to start. I think the Savage is too, but my favorite is the Kimber Montana of which I have. Mine's not a 243 but they are for sure a semi-custom build. They a bit more than those rifles already mentioned, they are right at $1000.
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:17 PM
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You mentioned Semi-custom Build and the Model 7 or Rem. 700 is a good place to start. I think the Savage is too, but my favorite is the Kimber Montana of which I have. Mine's not a 243 but they are for sure a semi-custom build. They a bit more than those rifles already mentioned, they are right at $1000.
I saw your .204 over on the NPHA site. Nice gun.


The Montana seems like a sound recommendation.
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:25 PM
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I saw your .204 over on the NPHA site. Nice gun.


The Montana seems like a sound recommendation.
Hey thanks cornstalker.
It is an extremely nice rifle. I'm sure a full custom would put it to shame, but not by much. Other than not having a trued bolt and receiver, it's sure custom to me. Oh, and nice and light for carrying.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:11 AM
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I agree with the "get a Savage" comment or get a Tikka and see how they shoot before you spend anymore money. I bought my daughter a Tikka, it is very light and I have been amazed at how well it shoots. You may get a shooter right out of the box and only have to adjust the trigger and possibly bed the action.

If it shoots well you can spend the rest on really good optics and a digital caller!
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:28 AM
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I would say get the Savage Model 10 Predator and a good scope. I have taken a liking to the Huskemaw scopes but the Vortex line has a lot of good scopes at good prices, and you can get custom turrets for them. Going this route your going to have a rifle fully capable of pounding a yote at 600, and you can get a starter reloading kit like the one from Lee.

Just my .02 cents
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:32 PM
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Thanks for the reply, and I made a mistake, I'm not limited to 1000 but probably about 2000 for everything.

I would get a Tikka T3 Varmint in 243 or 6mm Rem (not sure if they make it in this, but I like the round a lot better than the 243), and then put a great scope on it. Kimber Montana's are hit and miss in my experience. Some shoot great, others struggle to shoot MOA. Savage is solid as well, but I prefer the Tikka barrels. Semi-custom to me means bedding a factory rifle, and that can be done, but if a factory rifle shoots in the 5s and 6s at 100 yards, don't mess with it. Every T3 varmint that I have shot (22-250, 223, 243, 308) has done that.

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