New Long Range Rifle Help

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by joegun, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. joegun

    joegun Active Member

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    I'm wanting a new rifle in 6.5 Creedmore. It will be a long range target gun and deer hunting beanfield gun. Probably won't carry too far. I'm toying with 3 options:
    1. Have the action trued and rebarrel my left hand Remington 700 BDL 22/.250.
    2. Buy a savage action, custom stock and a new barrel and put it together myself.
    3. Buy a Savage LRP in 6.5 Creedmore.

    I would like to stay in the $1000 range. I'm leaning towards the 1st. option, but I'm thinking it is the riskiest of the 3 as far as final results, I have had this gun a long time and would like to keep it, but if I go with options 2 or 3 I will sell it.
     
  2. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

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    I'd go custom. For a bit more money, you'll get an exceptional rifle.
     

  3. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    I cast my vote for Option #1.

    You can later replace your stock, trigger, etc and keep improving.

    But, a trued action and quality barrel done right will be a great start.

    -- richard