I bought one recently from the Sportsman's Outdoor Superstore in 6.5 PRC for $1099.99 with shipping included. Waiting for it to arrive yet.
I built my 300PRC with proof barrel all custom for about $2200. But that includes a carbon fiber stock also that’s got the action bedded and numerous other higher end options.
I used a stainless Remmy 700 action. $329, barrel was $650. I have a ARC nucleus action on a different high end rifle I own though.So about $500 more than buying one of these and a decent stock to put it in.
I understand the draw to a full custom, but all of my savages shoot ~1/2 moa or better with off the shelf ammo other than my 375h&h and it shoots ~3/4 moa. All of them shoot that well with multiple brands/weights.
I'd love to own a nice custom, but these dang savages shoot so well that I can't justify it lol
So basically buying a base, base model Savage with a proof barrel screwed on.
I did not see on the Savage website they were using blueprinted actions? Are you sure on that? I love all the savages I have also, I have 500 Savage tactical in 6.5 CM that shoots sub half moa.Except these are factory blueprinted and lightened actions. I thought that the "factory blueprinted" would be a marketing only tactic, but I own 2 of the savage stealth models (factory blueprinted but not lightened) and the 308 averages under 0.5moa while the 338 lapua seems to do about
.375moa (its a little harder for me to shoot consistently thanks to the concussion/recoil)
I'm not trying to take away from full/semi customs or any other brand, just trying to point out that these stand a good chance of being an exceptional shooting gun at an exceptional price point
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