Opinions on a build

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Owl city, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. Owl city

    Owl city Member

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    Looking to build my first new long range hunting rifle, was wondering if it’s cheaper to round up all the parts yourself, action,barrel,stock etc.. And then have a gunsmith put it together, or just commission a builder right away! Not sure if it’s cheaper, or if it’s worth the headaches of shipping it back and forth!
     
  2. cjuve

    cjuve Well-Known Member

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    I have done it both ways, I actually prefer to buy all the parts myself and then have the smith down the road assemble it. Two years ago it may have been a different answer but since I am still waiting on one that I put a deposit on back then i have changed the way I do business.
     
  3. Garett

    Garett Well-Known Member

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    With the prices nowadays you can get a barreled custom action for 13-1500. Guess it depends on budget, caliber and use
     
  4. KyCarl

    KyCarl Well-Known Member

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    One smith I like wants $500.00 down and the balance when he's finished.
    We decide just what I want..He orders everything. An upgraded A-5 stock takes
    about 6 months to get. Barrels aren't much faster. I let him do the worrying and
    the ordering. He calls when he's done...Easy as can be! Here's a 300 Win Mag he made me. 300-Win-Mag-2-1.jpg 300-Win-Mag-4.jpg

    http://rcrouserifles.com/
     
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  5. KyCarl

    KyCarl Well-Known Member

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