remington action

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by longbomb, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. longbomb

    longbomb Member

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    hi everyone,i am wondering about getting an action.should i buy a custom action or buy a remington 700 sps and take the action out of it. it looks like the rem. 700 would be cheaper for what i have seen.any suggestions would be awsome because im ordering action or gun tommorrow.thanks
     
  2. Aldon

    Aldon Well-Known Member

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    Do a search on "Blueprinting".

    I think the consensus is if you have the money to do it, the Custom Action is more cost effective in the long run.

    That is dependent on wanting high accuracy.

    Because you will take the 700, then after a bit you will want to rebarrel, and when you decide to do that you will possibly decide to blueprint or accurize the action etc...

    The custom or aftermarket actions initially are higher but when you add all the other stuff it becomes a wash and in the end, the fit and finish on the customs are tighter and just plain sweet. I have several 700's and a few that have been worked over, but now I am thinking of taking the plunge on the custom...

    Savage Rifles may be a good way to go as much upgrades you yourself can do....
     
  3. Booney

    Booney Well-Known Member

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    go with a custom action. you wont regret it.
     
  4. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Not sure on the price of and SPS, but there are some really good custom actions out there for only a $100 or so dollars more than you would pay for a new rifle just for the action. Go custom if you want to really be on top of your build. If your budget minded, then I would suggest a Savage Target action, or any of the varmint/sporter actions. These can easily be made custom with after market parts that you can install yourself. The nice bonus is that you can change barrels and calibers as you want. With a barrel vise and barrel nut wrench the skies the limit on one action.

    To your original question, go custom if your not going Savage.

    Tank
     
  5. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram Well-Known Member

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    That's probably the most asked question when starting a rifle build. A Remington action fully blueprinted using the factory bolt vs a custom action is about $200 more to go the custom route. If you really start to upgrade a Remington with a PTG bolt and new fire control then a custom may be the better way to go. It's a tough decision today with the cost of some good custom actions available. In the end I can make a Remington shoot just as good as custom action for damn near the same price or a bit less depending on what you pay for the Remington action.
     
  6. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    The previous responses lead me to ask...

    (1) Since not all "custom" actions are equal (I assume). Therefore, which ones do you guys recommend that come out to $200 more than a 700 in the long run, but acheive equal or better results?

    (2) Do any or all of the "custom" actions being referred to use the same barrel/reciever threads as the 700?

    Thanks in advance!
    Richard
     
  7. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Lawton 7000 action goes for $875. It is a direct replacement for Remingtons and uses the same trigger groups. Not a bad action for the money. Check this article out on 6mmbr.com:

    Custom Actions

    Most of your customs will fit what ever you want it to. You can have it fit Remmy barrel threads or one of your own design. Don't sweat fitment.

    Tank
     
  8. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Great info.
    Excellent advice.
    Thanks!
     
  9. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram Well-Known Member

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    I use several of the Stiller actions. Some are Remington clones and start at $900. It includes the action/bolt/fire control and recoil lug, but no bottom metal, mag box, follower, spring or guard screws. A PTG Bottom metal, mag box, follower, spring and guard screws will run you about another $200.

    If you were to purchase a Remington SPS for about $400 have it fully blueprinted (correctly) for about $150 plus a Holland recoil lug $40 you'd be at about $590 and you'll have the factory trigger to start with and the factory bottom metal, mag box, follower and spring.

    Custom Action with bottom metal $1100
    Remington Blueprinted $590

    Difference $510

    You can keep upgrading the Remington with more performance parts as well.

    PTG Bolt, Fir Control, Handle attached and extractor you'd have about an additional $300.

    Now your at $200 less than the price of a custom Stiller action. You can build off of a Remington a little cheaper but all depends are how far you want to take the Remington upgrades.