New custom rifle

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by camoman80, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. camoman80

    camoman80 Well-Known Member

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    Allright guys. I am wanting to to build an Lite tact. rifle kinda of the same idea as the remington 700 ltr but i want my to a higher standerd. I am thinkinging 300 wsm on a savage 12 action. Any suggestions would be great
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  2. pc

    pc Well-Known Member

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    Camoma,

    Have just finally decided on my long range rig but is not high end like yours is going to be it's just going to be a Rem 700 PSS in .300 RUM. I just thought it represented good value and would get the results I am after. Maybe something to consider.
     

  3. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    Camoman
    I just finished a 7mm SAUM on a Savage 11 action. It turned out pretty nice. However, there are a few things to note.

    First, unless your action is already a shortmag action you will need to change the magazine box and the bolt head, the bolt head needed for a WSM is a control feed type instead of a push feed.

    Second, Savage has two different sized threads on their recievers(switched a few years ago), only the larger size is recomended for the shortmag chamberings.(smaller size can be used but I was advised against it) You will need to know which you have when ordering a barrel and recoil lug.

    Third, if you are even thinking about shooting heavy for caliber bullets you might want to consider a long action( although feeding can become an issue). Seating the longer bullets so they are close to the lands usually eliminates the use of the short action magazine box because the rounds won't fit.

    If you find yourself in need of some parts let me know, I've got some laying around I can sell.

    Hope this helps.
    Chris
     
  4. jro45

    jro45 Well-Known Member

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    How do you feel about a 700 action to build a rifle with?
     
  5. camoman80

    camoman80 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys
    on the 700 i like them alot jro and possibly might use one.
    what type of part do you have winmag man as far as parts go?
    thanks again guys.
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  6. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    I've got a complete SA savage bolt with the control feed head on it(came from a 300WSM) and a WSM mag. box, follower, spring, factory recoil lug, and barrel nut. Just about everything except the reciver.
    Had a little mishap with the first receiver(applied more muscle than brains) and had to pick up a second one.
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  7. camoman80

    camoman80 Well-Known Member

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    Cool winmag man how much are you saleing it for, and how much did the new reciver cost you just for an idea.
     
  8. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    E mail me a list of what you need and we can work something out, address is in my profile. The entire action cost $320 to get it to my door. Got it from a member here that goes by the name Northlander.
    Chris
     
  9. camoman80

    camoman80 Well-Known Member

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    well chriss considering i have nothing every thing
    thanks camoman80
     
  10. camoman80

    camoman80 Well-Known Member

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    Well guys after much reading i have decided to go with a remington 710 action i can buy the entire rifle for like $370 and then work from there.................ONLY JOKING P05's. No for real though I am going savage 12 in a 300 wsm any thoughts on barrels brands and countours and finishes would be great. Thanks again
    Camoman
     
  11. big-foot

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    The CRF WSM guns use a blade style ejector. In order to use a CRF bolt in a push feed action you will need to machine an ejector slot in the floor of the action. Fred at http://www.savageshooters.com/sharpshooters/ can do it. Probably easier/cheaper to start with a WallyWorld 300WSM gun though, then you have a backup barrel which will shoot pretty darn well. I love my S/A Savage but it's not a lightweight action and I havn't been able to find a smith that machines them down like the 700s.