Remington vs Build. Advice needed

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by matt_3479, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    Just posted this and accidentally named it wrong and figured i wouldn't get any responses that way. So i have been waiting to get a build going for some time now because what i have just isn't enough. My college bills are through the roof right now and just cant get it done till some are paid off which the way its looking might be a little time. I picked up a nightforce last year for this build. Im currently working at a gun shop and had an employee just trade in there Remington XCR tactical 300. mag with a 40X trigger and put into a HS precision stock with an aluminum bedding block. Hes put on a real nice muzzle break and bolt Knob with a 1:10 twist Barrel. I have shot with him and with that rifle while it was sitting in a AI stock and it was incredible shooter. I can pick this gun up for 800 dollars in mint condition but put back into the HS precision stock. Now the thing im trying to debate between is purchasing this to hold me over for now, as he will through in a nightforce 20 moa rail and a bunch of unshot brass, and i already have H1000 and 210 Bergers at home so this would fit perfectly for me and my bills. If not i would be building a 300 win mag anyways but the build will take 1-1.5 years and cost me a heck of a lot more.

    Now i have seen this thing shoot and it does it very very well :p but i always see people steering away from this and going sendero instead which im not sure why as the 40X trigger is very nice i thought especially for now. should i just keep the money and keep saving for that custom or pick this up and use it to practice with until some bills are paid off and put a little work in it till i can get my build rolling?
     
  2. MudRunner2005

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    That sounds like a custom but rifle for $800 in a very good quality stock (HS Precision), with a heck of a deal for the kickers included (brass & rail).

    All I've got to say is...If you don't get it, let me know where it's located so I can...

    I have 2 senderos, and they are awesome. I also have custom rifles and see no issues with either one.

    I think you can't go wrong with the $800 deal for an "in the meantime" shooter. I have had several of those and they turn into "long term shooters" after you build them like you want them. Also, you'll have a spare magnum LA rifle sitting around for another custom later on down the road.

    Always look at the positives.
     

  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    dude buy it! Sounds great!
     
  4. matt_3479

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    Makes me sound a little better about picking this rifle up. Cause I don't think I can get this build going for a bit so I can always put a little work into this thing. I'm shooting a 300. WSM browning a-bolt as a hunting rifle and I have been trying to get into the long range game and the gun is accurate just not what I want. Thought this might be a good place to start for the long range hunting
     
  5. MudRunner2005

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    I am in the same boat, except I have my build complete, and don't have the cash to take it to the smith to have everything trued and fitted. So, I have plenty of back-up hunting rifles in the meantime. I was really hoping to have my .25-06 AI Sendero up and running for deer season, but it's not looking good so far.

    I would definitely buy it, as I'm a firm believer that you can never have too many guns.
     
  6. matt_3479

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    I like the way you think there. It will be my little brothers first time coming with us on our annual moose hunt. He wants to buy what I have currently and if we can work out a fair family price Id put that towards this and pay next to nothing for a pretty good deal. If I can get my nightforce, and a good load set up I may even get her up to moose camp this year.

    Only thing is I normally don't like selling 1 gun to fund another
     
  7. BountyHunter

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    Buy and shoot it!
     
  8. HARPERC

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    Knowing what it will do prior to plunking down cash is worth $800.
     
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  10. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Then don't sell...Just buy more. That's what I do.
     
  11. roninflag

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    it sounds like a good buy. you could sell the other one if necessary that is not long range capable.
     
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  13. matt_3479

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  14. MudRunner2005

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