Help in building custom rifle

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Tlawrence, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Tlawrence

    Tlawrence New Member

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    Any advice, I have built AR-15's from the ground up. Would love to learn more about Remington 700 and Mauser actions, ideally I would like to make a .308 or .300 RUM. Where do I start?
     
  2. Frank7mm

    Frank7mm Well-Known Member

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    A How To Video on how to rebarrel a 700 did wonders for me about 10 years ago. It's not as hard as one may think, but then I don't consider rebuilding an engine or tranny difficult either. It's alot like reloading go slow and double check often.
     

  3. X Ring Accuracy

    X Ring Accuracy Member

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    Are you planning on doing all the work yourself? If so, congrats. Do you have a lathe, tooling, etc? Just asking as that is a major investment.
     
  4. submoa

    submoa Well-Known Member

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    Savage rifles are easier to build
     
  5. Tlawrence

    Tlawrence New Member

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    Yes Sir, I do plan on doing all the work by myself I did buy a lathe, while its not the biggest in the world it should get me by, Do I really need to spend 20 + Thousand dollars to learn how to build custom rifles?
     
  6. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    Education and tooling? $50,000 is a little closer number.
     
  7. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    Assembling an AR always reminds me of puttin' a new blade on the lawn mower! Not much to be learned there. Put some "Never Seize" on the bolt that holds the blade on.
     
  8. X Ring Accuracy

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    If you have a lathe already then some advice. Read everything you can. Start practicing on scrap or old barrels. You can also try apprenticing for a local gunsmith as well as machining classes at your local comm. college.