so I am going to show my ignorance here and try not to offende anyone.. I am kicking the idea around of selling my Ruger no.1 7mmstw and building something custom. I am looking at many of the sponsers here and the rifles seem to start at around $3500.00+. Now I am not saying that they are not worth that but I am curious why they cost so much. Here is what I have so far.
Defiance action around $1000.00
kreiger Barrel $300.00
Laminated stock with bedding block $300.00
Bottom plate dependds but we'll say $200.00
install barrel (most gunsmith prices I have found) $350.00
totals at $2350
so lets say $2500
what do rifle makers do for that extra $1000.00 ??? Is there a lot of accuracy work involved? I would think not if you are buying an aftermarket precision action.
Help me out here I don't want to goof up