First Custom R700 complete!

Mateo

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Here are the specs. It was a budget build and turned out great!

Remington 700 SPS 7saum Stainless as the donor. $650.00
Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP moa. Traded some work + $750.00
Ron Smith of RKS Barrels gain twist 6.5mm. $425.00
Boyd's Pro Varmint stock. Inletted/paintedmyself $150.00
Remington 40X trigger. Stoned it myself. $50.00
PTG M5 bottom metal. $85.00
PTG +.010 precision recoil lug. .25" thick. $30.00
Accurate mag w/o binder plate. $60.00
PTG fluted bolt with lightweight firing pin .062". $270.00
Vortex precision matched rings, lows $120.00
Leupold mark 4 steel picatinny rail +15 moa $50.00
6.5 Sherman ShortMag reamer rental /shipping $65.00
Henry Rempel chambered , 8-40 base screws, pinned, $235.00
R700 action blueprinted, traded work. $0.00
Sold stock Remington bolt. -$200.00
Sold stock bottom metal. -$75.00
Sold stock 7 SAUM barrel. -$100.00
Grande total. $2565.00
Total without scope, rings, base. $1645.00

If I had kept stock bottom metal and bolt. $1430.00

A Precision built rifle can be on a budget!
 

Mateo

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My neck goal is to cerakote/paint the barrelled action. Well, cerakote seems expensive to me with the budget and all, and I don't have a problem painting the barrel, it's the action I'm worried about. Seems it would wear the paint down pretty quick with the bolt cycling. Advice?
 

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Nice looking rig! Hope it shoots as good as it looks.

As far as the paint goes, I definitely wouldn't paint the action. You built a nice rifle, save up the money and do it right with Cerakote if you want it a different color.
 

MudRunner2005

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Here are the specs. It was a budget build and turned out great!

Remington 700 SPS 7saum Stainless as the donor. $650.00
Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP moa. Traded some work + $750.00
Ron Smith of RKS Barrels gain twist 6.5mm. $425.00
Boyd's Pro Varmint stock. Inletted/paintedmyself $150.00
Remington 40X trigger. Stoned it myself. $50.00
PTG M5 bottom metal. $85.00
PTG +.010 precision recoil lug. .25" thick. $30.00
Accurate mag w/o binder plate. $60.00
PTG fluted bolt with lightweight firing pin .062". $270.00
Vortex precision matched rings, lows $120.00
Leupold mark 4 steel picatinny rail +15 moa $50.00
6.5 Sherman ShortMag reamer rental /shipping $65.00
Henry Rempel chambered , 8-40 base screws, pinned, $235.00
R700 action blueprinted, traded work. $0.00
Sold stock Remington bolt. -$200.00
Sold stock bottom metal. -$75.00
Sold stock 7 SAUM barrel. -$100.00
Grande total. $2565.00
Total without scope, rings, base. $1645.00

If I had kept stock bottom metal and bolt. $1430.00

A Precision built rifle can be on a budget!
Nice build!

I've been preaching it for years, but everyone likes to argue about how it's only slightly cheaper than a full custom... :rolleyes: Which is not true. Full custom will cost you significantly more.
 
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stonehands1

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A Precision built rifle can be on a budget!
So obviously you have shot the rifle if you know it's a precision rifle...?

Just kidding really sounds like a sweet build. Hope it's a one holer.
 

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Nice job Matthew! I hope it is a real shooter. The SS crowd is definitely growing and there are some really nice builds out there. It is nice to see someone do it like you did. Congrats........Rich
 

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How do you like the Smith barrel? I'm in Manitoba and have thought about trying one of his barrels. How long was the wait, and how does it shoot?
 

Mateo

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How do you like the Smith barrel? I'm in Manitoba and have thought about trying one of his barrels. How long was the wait, and how does it shoot?
So far, I love it. Haven't shot it yet.. That is the real test. I got to visit Rons shop and watch him work. He's more well known in the cast bullets scene and his barrels are legendary around here. My wait was 6-8 weeks. I'll post results when I hopefully start shooting this weekend. It'll be some time before I shoot enough to break the barrel in.
 

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