Info needed for custom build

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by MBD, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. MBD

    MBD Member

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    Looking at taking my Remington 700 in 7mm Rem Mag, and getting some work done.
    Ideally would have a new barrel (prefer the Bull barrel) and trigger.
    So what is the consensus for barrel choice for hunting?
    Like you, I have a Wife, mortgage, kids and bills, so I’m looking for the best value for the money.
    Any suggestions appreciated!

    Thanks!
     
  2. adam32

    adam32 Well-Known Member

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    A Wilson or X-Caliber done by Ragged Hole barrels...it'll be your cheapest option and still good quality.
     
  3. el matador

    el matador Well-Known Member

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    Pac-nor does a great job for a reasonable price. They are around $600 plus shipping costs if you don't add anything like fluting or a brake. That includes truing the action. I used them for my last rebarrel job and was very happy with the results.
     
  4. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Go for a Remage configured barrel, plenty to choose from. #6 contour/Sendero is a good compromise
     
  5. Deputy819

    Deputy819 Well-Known Member

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    http://www.bisongunworks.com/index.html

    Check this guy out also. Very reasonable prices and very good work. I have one of Jim's barrels and it's a great shooter! It went on a Savage, but he also does the Remage conversions.
     
  6. LaHunter

    LaHunter Well-Known Member

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    I would recommend getting the action trued / blueprinted in addition to the new barrel and trigger. I have a Krieger barrel on my M700 7mm mag semi custom and have been very happy with it. I like Timney triggers on hunting rifles, you can order it pre set at 2 lbs from the factory.
    I recently had a barreled action built in .223 rem by Alamo Precision Rifles in Hurst, TX. These guys are great to deal with. Check them out and give them a call and they can give you recommendations.
     
  7. jpd676

    jpd676 Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the Remage set up. I did a 7mm on a Remingtion action, lapped the lugs myself (you could have s smith true the face of the action and lap the lugs for $100 or less). I put a Criterion on it and it shoots amazing. Jim at Northland Shooters Supply is good to work with.
     
  8. Backcountry_IDN

    Backcountry_IDN Well-Known Member

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    Dont do a bull barrel for hunting. I did on my first custom and the whole thing is literally 14lbs. Packing that on my pack in trips is miserable. Doable but not lovely. My second custom I'm figuring out a load now for I did a heavy sporter and its way lighter. Learn from my mistake haha
     
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  9. Backcountry_IDN

    Backcountry_IDN Well-Known Member

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    For barrel, I went with xcaliber on both. (Savage action, tikka action). My savage is in .300 and its right at 1/2 moa. My tikka I'm still working on load.
     
  10. bpcrshooter

    bpcrshooter Well-Known Member

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    #5 Brux barrel and david tubb T7T trigger. my 7mag shoots [email protected] 100yrds for 5 shots with 162ELD's
     
  11. zr600

    zr600 Well-Known Member

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    I say a number 4 brux for contour size. I think any of the aftermarket match grade barrels are going to run about the same price you can figure about 300-350 for a good match grade stainless barrel. Proably about $250 for chamber and true job. That’s what my local smith that I talked to charges.
     
  12. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    26" Bartlein #3b fluted.

    My 7RM weighs in right at 10# with scope and cheek pad. Very comfortable to carry, and very accurate.

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    5 shots @ 806 (180 Hybrid @ 2996fps)
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  13. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Any of the big names will do you a great job. I have one or two custom projects left before I'm done and I'll be sending the work to Benchmark Barrels.

    You may well find as good a work out there by any number of the top guys but you won't get better or equal work for anywhere near the same money.

    You will be satisfied with the work they do or they'll eat it.

    http://benchmark-barrels.com/Benchmark_Barrels/Benchmark_Barrels_-_About.html

    Last I checked they'd do the barrel install, true the action chamber etc all for around 800.00. I have yet to ever hear of anyone not completely satisfied wit their work or the price they paid to get it done.
     
  14. Schnyd112

    Schnyd112 Well-Known Member

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    Is that price including the barrel!? Pretty impressive if it is, there is no beating that price.