Originally Posted by timmay
Ive heard of doing this and this is something I just dont understand (Im new so forgive me)
If you do that, you are buying a new barrel, new stock, new trigger. The only thing you are keeping from the rifle is the action. Why buy a rifle just to throw everything away except the action, how does that work out cheaper?
Why not just buy all those things including a new action? I dont get it
First, Price a action, then a stock, trigger, floor metal,mag follower and spring,mag
If you find the right don er this is what you have that is very usable. the only thing you
normally throw away is the factory barrel.
Add the price of a quality barrel and the machine cost and you have a very reasonable custom
I look for a rifle with = low shot count, proper bolt face and mag length, A high end composite
stock or a laminate, all for under $600.00. (And occasionally find one for under $500.00).
I just a Mod 7 Rem laminate stock In 300 SAUM (Magnum bolt face) and after spending $350.00
for a premium 338 Barrel I had invested $900.00 in all the parts to build a 338 RCM.
Add the cost of the smith (I did it my self)to do the chambering and crowning + blueprinting
the action (You can price this work on line) and you have a very reasonable custom that should
shoot under 1/2 MOA.
I did a little pricing of some high end factory rifles and this is what I found.
Remington custom = $1999.00 to $2999.00.
Weatherby mark 5 = $1779.00 to $3044.00.
Dakota arms = $3350.00 to $7285.00.
So a custom rifle
with quality everything for $1500.00 to $3000.00 doesent sound high to me
for what you get.
Just some more comments.
J E CUSTOM