Looking to build myself a rifle


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Tomekeuro85
May 5, 2006, 08:43 PM
I am looking to build a long range precision rifle for myself capable of consistent .5MOA or better. Caliber .308, .300 Win Mag, or .338 Lapua Mag.

I have it pretty much planned out, but I need some more suggestions.

I want to get a Remington 700 action, but I don't know where to get it from.

other parts would be a McMillan A-2, Hart barrel with a brake attathced, and Jewell Trigger. If I can't get a 700 action, I'll get the Surgeon tactical action.

How does this look? Does anyone have a similar setup?

Also, how much would it cost to have someone put this together to make a functional rifle?

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USSR
May 5, 2006, 11:53 PM
Tomekeuro85,

Having a long range precision rifle built by one of the country's top smiths (who will guarantee .5MOA) will run you about $2500-$3000 for a .308 or .300WM, more for a .338 Lapua. A Jewell trigger runs $200, and I'm not sure what a good muzzle brake costs. And after you've dropped $3k on the rifle, then you need a good scope ($1,000 - $2500). Oh, and don't forget the Badger 20MOA base and rings ($300). As you can see, it get's expensive real quick. However, you can help yourself out if you're not in a hurry to get it built. First, buy yourself what we call a donor rifle. This is a used rifle that you pick up for say $300-$350, that you will be using the action for your new rifle and selling the other parts off of. Then, try to pick up the other parts you want on your rifle yourself at less than retail prices from individuals or when someone has a sale. I did this and saved hundreds of dollars on the rifles I had built. Hope that helps.

Don

KC&97TA
May 6, 2006, 04:34 AM
I've been looking to do the same, build a long range rifle out of a Remmy 700. I may settle and just shell out the $800 on a 700 PSS or LTR and then upgrade the barrel & stock as money allows.

I've been told to go with the .308 as 300WM will wear out barrels faster, so I'm told.

Tomekeuro85
May 6, 2006, 06:04 AM
Yea it's hard to decide. I don't want some lame benchrest gun (not bashing the br shooters) but I dont feel like having a gun rest on $0937408937 worth of equipment and then all I have to do is pull the trigger. I wnat a challenge of sorts. Right now I get an average of .7 MOA with totally stock rifles. I want .5 or better 99% of the time. Thats what I call a reliable rifle. Perhaps buying a TRG 22 or 42 woudl be better, but Id enjoy doing it alone to get qualitly. I'll see though. I got time and I'll figure it out.

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