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Old 05-18-2005, 3:16 PM
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gloxter,
The whole set up including scope & labor set me back about $2600 (without scope was about $1900). I worked up from the bare action. Except for the scope everything else is new. I did not have all the money at the beginning of this project nut O started gather up parts & putting them togehter(labor) did not cost much. Other way to get a tack driver imho, is to get a stock Rem 700 PSS or stock savage (which I have both in stock config as well)and they both shoot excellent out of the box. And when you get tired of the stock look then you can slowly gather parts & then take it to your trusted 'smith. If you are local (so cal) I recommend my 'smith to anyone. I can get you an email address. Let me know if you need it.
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Yeah them savages do shoot well, don't they? I have a savage 12BVSS-L in .223 rem with Super sniper 10x & it shoots really well.
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Old 05-16-2005, 9:06 PM
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I got email from my 'smith that my new rifle is done. He sent me some pictures to show






The work is done by local 'smith & he does excellent job as you can see.
Thanks for looking.
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Nice rem'y

What cal? Looks like a short action, 308 maybe?
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Savage pics

I don't know, I'm a cheap SOB
Dude, your rifle looks awesome! And if you truly are getting the group sizes you report you're getting, then you've got one nice custom package there. I'm very impressed!

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Very nice work. What did he start with? What is the length of pull?
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Old 05-18-2005, 10:04 PM
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Yes Savages are nice for as cheap as they cost. I have had my heart set on a rem 700ps for years, even before I bought the savage. One of these days I hope to have as nice as a setup as yours.
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I got email from my 'smith that my new rifle is done. He sent me some pictures to show
No porn for me; the links to the pics don't work.
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My understanding is, its cheaper to buy the Rem700 Varmint Synthetic (VS) instead of the Rem700PSS. They are both fine guns. If you intend on changing the stock and doing custom work on it, it's probably not a bad idea to buy the cheaper Rem700 VS as your base gun.
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It started its life as plain Rem short action. Added shilen #7 countour barrel (24 1/2"), chambered in .308, heavey recoil lug, Leupold MK4 M1 10x mildot, action trued, williams bottom metal and the whole thing sits on Mcmillan A3. All metal parts coated in moly resin.
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It started its life as plain Rem short action. Added shilen #7 countour barrel (24 1/2"), chambered in .308, heavey recoil lug, Leupold MK4 M1 10x mildot, action trued, williams bottom metal and the whole thing sits on Mcmillan A3. All metal parts coated in moly resin.
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If you don't mind my asking: How much was this project, not including the scope? I'm entering the .50 world this year, but have always wanted a tack driving .308 . It seems that the difference between M.O.A. and 1/2 M.O.A. is about a thousand (or more) dollars. Did you buy a stock 700 rifle, or did you just have an action worked up. She's a beauty! -gloxter
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esskay,
You got that right, man! He is awesome with remingtons. Also he has worked on quite a few of my other stuffs & his works are great!!
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It seems that the difference between M.O.A. and 1/2 M.O.A. is about a thousand (or more) dollars.
$1000 for 1/2 MOA? WOW

About 5 years ago I setout to see how little I could spend on a rifle setup and still shoot sub MOA. I bought a new Savage 12 with a 26 inch barrel in 223 for $400. I bought an el-cheapo $100 BSA 24x scope and a $20 weaver mount and $20 tasco rings. Thats $540 so far. I took the OEM plastic stock and fiberglassed over the whole thing making a custom bench stock. I also glass bed the action and free floated the barrel. I filled all open areas of the stock with fiberglass and places just the right amount of led balls in the butt of the gun to act as a counter weight to the barrel. The gun will now balance in one hand when held just under the bolt. Cost for the fiber glass and supplies was around $40. If you want a Sub MOA gun you really should reload your own ammo. Fitting the right load to the gun is very important for target shooting. I found that my gun likes 40gr V-max loads with 26gr of H335.

So after it was all said and done I spent $580 for a gun that shoots 3/16th inch groups from the sand bags. The grip is fit to my hand and the trigger pull is just over 1lbs. I did a full trigger job on her too so there is no creep and its very crisp. Here are a few pic:

Savage pics

Now, 45user's gun is top notch. Don't get me wrong, If I had the money to build up a rem 700 I would in a second over the savage. The Remington 700 is a very nice gun and with all the high end goodies he has it will be a tac driver as well. I decided to go as cheap as I could and I did my own work. This was a big gamble on my part. I had never done any type of smithing and this was a cheap way for me to see what I could do with tools I had and the internet as a guide. It took me about 2 months of off and on work to finish. Labor is not cheap too as most know. $1000 for a 1/2 inch gain in group size just seems like way to much. The right load alone can give you those gains. I don't know, I'm a cheap SOB
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That looks like Hateca's handiwork, is it not?
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