Cost of full custom rifle but on budget?

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  1. Eptphil

    Eptphil Member

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    Where is the best place to find a Tikka or Sako doner rifle?
     
  2. 86alaskan

    86alaskan Well-Known Member

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    gunbroker, pawn shop, cabelas. just burned my cabelas points to get a 300wsm tikka for a 257 saum build. if you can get them under 400 you're doing great, most are 450-500 because of the demand on them now. Might get lucky at a pawn shop or used gun shop and have cash ready to deal.
     
  3. Philward

    Philward Well-Known Member

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    Never heard of that one.
     
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  4. Philward

    Philward Well-Known Member

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    Didn't you just start this thread?

    https://www.longrangehunting.com/th...mpaign=ed1369&utm_content=iss171#post-1675793
     
  5. lyotehunter

    lyotehunter Well-Known Member

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    rem sells a great action for around 600.00 they work great. if I remember they are squared up for that price.
     
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  6. Marc Gauthier

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    A remington 700 is already capable of 1 MOA, mine puts 1/2 also depending on what you charge. If the weapon has 1/2 MOA at 100 yards, it has 1/2 MOA at 500 yards, it's a corner measurement. The rest is the wind etc ... so for around $ 800 you have this weapon, lack telescope etc .... good hunting.
     
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  7. maxscm

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    On a Budget??
    Just Buy a factory Bergara "Ridge" Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor caliber,,
    and Buy a Leupold 2-10x 42 Scope .
    You won’t be disappointed.
     
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  8. Marc Gauthier

    Marc Gauthier Active Member

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    It's excellent. But my remington with homemade cartridges does the same thing at the exit of the box.
     
  9. bdlesh

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    Probably so. I was aiming high for wiggle room. If I shop around and look for a used stock and bottom metal, I could probably save a couple hundred more.
     
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  10. John 264

    John 264 Well-Known Member

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    Call me and we can figure out what you want I am the gunsmith for armed in America FIREARMS in bulverde TX I have been building custom rifles for 20 years (830-438-5837) I am in the shop from 9:30 -4:30 Monday through Friday John Maike gunsmith
     
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  11. CpaHunter

    CpaHunter New Member

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    I have a Remington Model 7 in 7mm.08 that is extremely accurate and is approximately $1200. The stock is a laminate wood that holds up in all weather and terrain. I did add a muzzle break but it was really not necessary in that caliber. They just recently announced that they are reintroducing the Model 7 in a stainless steel version that really peaked my interest. The stock is a B&C composite. A great call for a carry all day whitetail rifle.
     
  12. GERDES G

    GERDES G Active Member

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    So,
    This probably isnt even worth me taking the time to write it as it was probably the wrong way to do things.
    But maybe someone can tell me that and why also.
    I have done 2 this way:
    Buy the Rem 700 action on a place like gunbroker ($350)
    Get a McGowan barrel (or who ever you choose) I got one for around ($350(?) then one for ($800). They give a 10% mil/vet/le discount. Even if there is also a sale going on.
    Then I used the Hunter 700 stock from Magpul ($225)
    Gunsmith to install the barrel and chamber it to 7RUM / 28 Nosler was ($300).
    So I am at $1225 for the first one being the 7RUM.
    I am looking at a different action for my 3rd one but I already have the Mcgowan barrel.
    The 2 rifles shoot great for me and I am not pro. Just 10 shots in a dime at 1000 yards. (Haha!)
    2017 - Colorado antelope @ 250 and elk @ 469.
     
  13. 5.56×250

    5.56×250 Well-Known Member

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    Scrounge around the pawn shops in your area and find a rem 700 adl synthetic. Cheapest 700 ever made. Probably get one for 300 bucks. Scrape everything but the action. I wouldn't even worry about trueing it. Pick your favorite barrel brand and get a remage cut barrel and nut. Timney 510 trigger. Stockys carbon sporter stock.
    Rem action 300.00
    Remage barrel and nut approx 450.00
    Timney 140.00
    Stockys carbon fiber stock 450.00

    1340.00 fish
    Get good glass in classifieds for several hundo less than new price, say a grand ?

    2340.00
    Good rings and base, let's round that to 160 bucks to make an even 2400.00 for a scoped light weight, tack driver.
    I did basically the same thing, but cheaped out on the barrel and nut for 340.00, and a 170.00 Boyd's laminated feather weight stock. Paid 560.00 for an athlon midas tac 6-24×50. Very nice glass for half the price of a better known brand.
    In 6.5 creedmoor, its threatening to be a 1/4 moa fly wing remover. Shoots 1,/2 moa with factory fodder.
     
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  14. Lynn Holifield

    Lynn Holifield Well-Known Member

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    You have received some excellent advice. After finishing 2 recent builds my 2 cents are
    1. Don’t true a factory action (making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear). A little extra & buy one built right 1st time. Won’t recommend as there are several good choices.
    2. If not using a well known gunsmith make sure you get several references & check them out good.