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#5596072 - 02/12/15 12:39 PM Rifle "Build"
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What do you consider a rifle "Build"?
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#5596079 - 02/12/15 12:42 PM Re: Rifle "Build" [Re: redchevy]
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I guess it depends on individual meaning. I will say that any modification outside of factory rifle is a "build". You took a factory item and changed it so it's been "built" in a way. I can see where others would say that a "build" is when you piece the entire thing together, which makes sense too.

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#5596085 - 02/12/15 12:44 PM Re: Rifle "Build" [Re: redchevy]
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Custom or semi custom. Painting a factory rifle and putting a brake on it isn't a build.
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#5596100 - 02/12/15 12:50 PM Re: Rifle "Build" [Re: redchevy]
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Depends on the type or rifle. An AR build to me is one assembled from parts. A bold gun build would be reworked or custom action, new barrel or re-chamber, after market stock and etc. Not just a stock and bolt knob.
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#5596101 - 02/12/15 12:50 PM Re: Rifle "Build" [Re: redchevy]
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Rifle built from components to your spec. Not off the shelf, or modified off the self.
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#5596167 - 02/12/15 01:29 PM Re: Rifle "Build" [Re: redchevy]
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Well, since you asked, I have been thinking about all these "custom" rifles folks talk about and I do not see the vast majority of it as anything more than changing out stuff. There is no real definition, but here is mine:

1)Swapping out actions/barrels/triggers/stocks is not a "custom rifle" or "build". It's just ordering stuff and putting it together;

2)Doing the above and/or reaming a chamber for a new caliber, do a little trigger filing, inserting a recoil reducing system of some kind, etc. can be called a "semi-custom build" I guess. But it's not much more than #1 above;

#1 and #2 can be done with just a few hours of work.

3) A true "custom build" IMO is everything made to a client's specifications from the ground up and done to exact tolerances. In other words, a BUNCH of work. Custom fitted stock, action/trigger either built or worked on a lot down to super tight tolerances, etc., etc., etc. Many, many hours of work.
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#5596178 - 02/12/15 01:38 PM Re: Rifle "Build" [Re: redchevy]
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If the action isn't something you can go to Academy/Dicks/BPS or Cabelas then it's a custom build. It's that simple in my eyes. The rest is semi-custom.

But I'm an action snob.
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#5596192 - 02/12/15 01:46 PM Re: Rifle "Build" [Re: Judd]
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Originally Posted By: Judd
If the action isn't something you can go to Academy/Dicks/BPS or Cabelas then it's a custom build. It's that simple in my eyes. The rest is semi-custom.

But I'm an action snob.


So if I go to academy and buy a Remington 700 sps and take it to my gunsmith and he throws everything away but the action and the bolt and builds a firearms out of those two parts its not a custom?

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#5596236 - 02/12/15 02:05 PM Re: Rifle "Build" [Re: redchevy]
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Nope that is a semi custom.

I have a Remington 700 with a one piece fluted PTG bolt with a Kreiger barrel and I consider that a semi custom.

My next rifle will be 100% custom. It will be on a Stiller action.

The best ones are the guys that build a custom off the Savage actions. Or build a "custom" AR by throwing on a few accessories.
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#5596246 - 02/12/15 02:12 PM Re: Rifle "Build" [Re: redchevy]
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There are lots of gun plumbers that aren't gun smiths.

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#5596270 - 02/12/15 02:23 PM Re: Rifle "Build" [Re: redchevy]
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Agree with both those posts above. NewJeep's is as close to a custom as you can get (especially with the bolt upgrade, sounds like a nice gun btw) but at the end of the day it's still a Remington semi custom gun.

BIL makes a good point too...but I still say if a plumber assembles on a custom action...it's a custom, but odds are it isn't going to shoot like a custom assembled by a true smith.
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#5596272 - 02/12/15 02:24 PM Re: Rifle "Build" [Re: redchevy]
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I would consider it a "build" once the barrel leaves the action, even if the same barrel is re-installed.
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#5596460 - 02/12/15 04:25 PM Re: Rifle "Build" [Re: redchevy]
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I'm with NP on the 'build' definition. I've got a few rifles with original stock and action, but with new triggers and barrels and action tune-ups. I don't consider them to be custom rifles or even a "build". They are just improved, or you can call them semi-custom. Got another one under the knife at Horizon right now. Can't wait to get it back. That's the one that I recently wanted your opinions on 223 or 223 AI. Not going AI.

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#5596480 - 02/12/15 04:44 PM Re: Rifle "Build" [Re: redchevy]
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I took a Colt SP1 completely apart and put it back together just so I can call it a build.
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#5596593 - 02/12/15 05:51 PM Re: Rifle "Build" [Re: Chickenman]
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So if you take a Remington 700 action off of a new rifle and have it blueprinted to tolerances of .0003, square the bolt face, spiral flute the bolt, add a custom machined bolt knob. Marry that to a high grade aftermarket barrel chambered to the customers desired caliber, have the barreled action cerakoted, bed it in a quality aftermarket stock after the trigger has been tuned or replaced.
It's still not a custom build because you started with a factory action?


Edited by MikeC (02/12/15 05:53 PM)
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