Build or Buy 260 Rem

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by farpiece, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. farpiece

    farpiece Active Member

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    I'm looking to start shooting 260 rem, and leaning towards a savage 12 lrp. I've found a NIB for 1k. It has 26 inch barrel, twist 1:8, and comes in at 11 lbs. my question is, can I build a better gun for the same money?
     
  2. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Shooting AT what? Deer....milk jugs.....targets??

    I had Bugholes put mine together for me. A cleaned up 700 action....Brux barrel...stuffed it into a factory VLS stock I got from E-Bay...and slapped a big Zeiss scope on it. Im proud as hell at it and it shoots GOOD too.

    Oh! The answer to your question is NO! But you can build a hell of a lot BETTER rifle for a small amount more
     

  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    If you have the means, money, and time to wait for the smith to build it.....I say go build anyday of the week.

    Some factory bought rifles shoot 1-hole (I happen to have quite a few of them). But as far as smoothness, flawless, and custom touches, nothing beats a custom built rifle, done by a very knowledgeable smith.
     
  4. farpiece

    farpiece Active Member

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    I don't have a donor 700 receiver, my 700's are a long action 7mm and a 243 I bought for my daughter to shoot. A trued up rem looks like $300 for the smith, and probably that much again for the action. Don't really like Remington's trigger, so there's $200, barrel, what $300-400. Stock, hmmm I really need adjustable cheek piece as I like 50 mm scopes, figure $200. Then the smith another 300-400, right? I'm I far off? Wish I had 5k laying around, I'd get Kirby Allen to build me one.

    Mostly a range gun, but I get bored not shooting at something that moves.Ha, and we have a lot of pigs in Texas.
     
  5. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    If you can find a 700 action for $300....But 2. LOL I can barely find them for under $400 for used pull-offs. I can buy a complete 700 for $379.99 from Academy Sports and then scrap the barrel & stock, and have a brand new 700 donor action for under $400. I'm debating on doing that myself for my .280AI build.
     
  6. farpiece

    farpiece Active Member

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    Yea Mudeunner, it's ridiculous. That 243 a bought for my daughter was 325 at Academy here in Texas. I've been hitting gun shows, pawn shops, everything. It's just crazy right now.
     
  7. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, they wanted to ban ARs and AKs, so everyone decided to magically start getting into bolt guns.......Friggin pisses me off.
     
  8. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    As the others said before me NO. That said don't over look Tikka
     
  9. jakelly

    jakelly Well-Known Member

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    There are some very affordable options out there. Sent you a pm