Remington custom build

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by callaway, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. callaway

    callaway Active Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Looking to build a custom rifle either in 300wsm or 300 win mag. I was thinking about a Remington 700 action possibly location for a titanium if I can find it. Does anyone have any advice for a novice. Thank you in advance for your help. Robert
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2008
    You're on the right track alreDy with a 700 action. I am not particularly a big fan of either caliber, even though I have become quite good at reloading 300 WinMag since one of my best friends has one, and we have done alot of load progression.

    If you reload, hard to find ammo will not be so hard to find once you buy brass & dies. For example, the 7mmSTW is one of the best long range calibers, but it not as popular as it used to be. It is one excellent caliber for long range huntjng and shooting.

    But 300 WinMag is also a great caliber. But it's a little too mainstream for me. I like going against the grain. LOL
  3. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Forget the WSM. Even if you install an extended box in a SA, it doesn't "extend" enough for the longest bullets. Ya' just can't hardly go wrong with the good ol' .300 Win. mag. No mods needed to the Rem. 700 LA to accomodate it. And to boot, the .300 Win. Mag. will out preform the WSM, especially with the heavier bullets.
  4. midwesthunter

    midwesthunter Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2008
    I would go with the win mag if those are your choices. Nothing wrong with that choice at all. Have the 700 trued, 26-27" barrel I would pick lilja just because have had great success with them. Pick out a stock you like and top it with best scope you can afford.