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#5677966 - 03/31/15 11:51 AM Budget build is nearing completion
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Been working on building a longer range rifle one piece as a time for about a year. All I need now is a barrel, I'll be rebarreling to 6.5-06, but only if I decide I enjoy long range shooting (which is the #1 reason it was built on a tight budget. Didn't want to invest $2500-$3000 on a full blown custom if I either didn't like long range shooting, or didn't have a knack for it).

Picked up a savage 111 in .270win on the forum last year with a nikon prostaff 4-12x40 last year off the forum to start the build.

Savage 111-$500
Timney trigger- $90 thanks to a midway coupon
Choate ultimate varmint stock- $100 thanks to a THF'er
Falcon menace 4-14x44 FFP moa/moa with target turrets and side focus- $200 thanks to the same THFer
Warne maxima rings-$54 could have paid less online but I had a giftcard
Caldwell xla 6"-9" bipod- $40

Total cost of build $984 just under my $1000ish budget I was hoping for.
I've got 100 rounds of match grade ammo being loaded by chad as we speak, and I'm really looking forward to getting it out to the farm and stretch it out a little bit.



I'm really happy with the way I turned out. Obviously due to the budget, I had to make a couple compromises, but I think I made the right compromises.
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#5677967 - 03/31/15 11:53 AM Re: Budget build is nearing completion [Re: Tff caribou]
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Next small upgrade will be a new bolt knob. I don't care for the one that is on there currently. It's small, and it's got a texture cut into it that has scraped skin offy knuckles more than once.
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#5677986 - 03/31/15 12:07 PM Re: Budget build is nearing completion [Re: Tff caribou]
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Very nice. I really like savage for their DIY ability. If you haven't already check into 6.5-06 dies before buying your barrel. They are pricy.

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#5677989 - 03/31/15 12:13 PM Re: Budget build is nearing completion [Re: Tff caribou]
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That looks really great! I like how you pieced out the parts and came under budget. Well done!

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#5677995 - 03/31/15 12:20 PM Re: Budget build is nearing completion [Re: JRJ6]
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Originally Posted By: JRJ6
That looks really great! I like how you pieced out the parts and came under budget. Well done!


Thank you. I honestly got super lucky with the stock and scope. They happened to post up for sale at the time I had the cash, and they were priced way under retail. I couldn't have made my budget If I would have had to order brand new. I didn't have a stock in my budget, so I had done some mods on the factory savage stock. But the choate, while very heavy, is 10x the stock. Aluminum bedding block, pillar bedded, no flex what so ever.


Edited by Tff caribou (03/31/15 12:21 PM)
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#5678037 - 03/31/15 12:51 PM Re: Budget build is nearing completion [Re: Tff caribou]
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Sigh.

I guess I'll allow a .270 and MOA on my range.....


JK, well done staying in budget. This game gets pricey very quick!
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#5678046 - 03/31/15 12:57 PM Re: Budget build is nearing completion [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Sigh.

I guess I'll allow a .270 and MOA on my range.....


JK, well done staying in budget. This game gets pricey very quick!


Atleast I dont plan on showing up with 5 boxes of core-loct ammo! I did something right!

No idea when I'll be able to swing it, but I'll be coming to see you at some point for sure.
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#5679297 - 04/01/15 08:55 AM Re: Budget build is nearing completion [Re: Tff caribou]
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Good job. up
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#5679303 - 04/01/15 08:58 AM Re: Budget build is nearing completion [Re: Tff caribou]
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Good looking rifle great job.

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#5679359 - 04/01/15 09:24 AM Re: Budget build is nearing completion [Re: Tff caribou]
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Looks good! I would also caution about your given caliber choice. While it would be very accurate and very capable at long range, it will suffer terribly on barrel life. Pushing those small bullets as fast as the case is going to allow, will burn out that barrel rather quickly, like 1,500-2,000 rounds quick, and accuracy will start falling off and require a re-barrel.

Remember, just because you have a long action, doesn't mean you have to stick with a long action cartridge...


Edited by Precision_Shooter (04/01/15 09:25 AM)
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#5679664 - 04/01/15 12:34 PM Re: Budget build is nearing completion [Re: Tff caribou]
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Well done, looking good! up

Nothing wrong with a .270 Win. either. Shoot it until you get a new barrel.


Good looking rig.
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#5679880 - 04/01/15 02:47 PM Re: Budget build is nearing completion [Re: Precision_Shooter]
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Originally Posted By: Precision_Shooter
Looks good! I would also caution about your given caliber choice. While it would be very accurate and very capable at long range, it will suffer terribly on barrel life. Pushing those small bullets as fast as the case is going to allow, will burn out that barrel rather quickly, like 1,500-2,000 rounds quick, and accuracy will start falling off and require a re-barrel.

Remember, just because you have a long action, doesn't mean you have to stick with a long action cartridge...


At the rate I shoot, even 1500 rounds we take me years to get to. Certainly long enough that i wouldn't mind having to buy another barrel.
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