Originally Posted by NesikaChad
1. Sure, anything is possible. Although turning a guy loose in a machine shop who has no experience has about a 99.9% chance of someone going to the hospital. First the equipment can be dangerous to operate if a guy doesn't know what he's doing. 2nd assuming you get the gun built to the point it'll at least function there are some very important tolerances that need to be spot on. To ignore this can quite possibly result in gun parts being embedded in people parts at high velocity. Not cool.
2. Building a rifle is a reasonably simple task, it's not like a guy has to split atoms or figure out planetary orbit vectors, but if a person hasn't done it before then it's probably going to be an expensive venture. There's cheaper ways to max out Visa Cards.
A 1K rifle for target work is kinda vague. Are you shooting competitively or having fun? The answer is important as competitive guns have to be built to observe a few rules/guidlines. A Remington 700 will certainly work. The proof is the firing lines at the US Nationals. They are everywhere at Camp Perry.
FWIW H/S is the last stock I'd use for a 1K rifle. I refuse to use them on any rifles I produce. Different strokes for different folks though.
Best advise is to budget yourself for about $3500 bucks and then make a deal with a reputable gunmaker who understands accurate long winded bolt guns.
All the best,
Excellent advice !!!!!
Instead of trying to build your own . I would recomend that you buy a Remington Sendero in the
calibre of your choice (For long range I would start with a 7mm Rem mag and go up 7stw,7RUM,
300 win mag, 300 RUM or even a 338.
With a good bedding job (Pillars,bedding and floating the barrel) and then work up some
quality reloads the Sendero will shoot really well. They are the average length and weight of
most customs for Long range shooting/Hunting and will give you a chance to evaluate what
you like and dislike before you start a Custom build.
Also when the custom bug hits hard you have a great rifle to build on.
Of course the easiest way is to have someone of chads skills build you a rifle and you are good
to go or buy one specially built for LR Hunting like the sponsor of this web site makes and
delivers in 4 weeks or less. (Len Backus).
Just my opinion
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