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#6026815 - 11/12/15 10:32 PM next years build
eddie4529 Offline
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Registered: 06/21/13
Posts: 350
Loc: fort worth, texas, 76111
Planning on building a 6.5creedmoor bolt action setup next year any ideas on rifle manufacturers to look at rifle budget 1000 optics will have a separate budget

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#6026856 - 11/12/15 11:21 PM Re: next years build [Re: eddie4529]
Korean Redneck Offline


Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 2277
Loc: Houston
I hate to be the one who says it but if by "built" u mean something semi custom with like an aftermarket barrel, then your budget just not make it as far as you think. I'm a beginner to longer distance shooting with a semi custom bolt rifle and here's what I concluded

Scenario 1: tikka
It will get u best rifle set up by merely switching out the barrel. At best I would think if u find even a used tikka at $500 then you're doing really well. FYI a bunch of folks on this forum like tikka as build base because it has a great factory trigger and action. After that even the most budget friendly barrel is about $200, something like a Shilen, or more for higher quality barrels. If u find a gunsmith to chamber and install a barrel for $250 then I think you're doing pretty well. Now u have a great action with a good barrel and a subpar factory stock. Not to mention taxes and shipping and any other hidden fees.

Scenario 2: savage
Get u the cheapest savage u can find with an accutrigger, probably even around $400 if u look hard enough. A decent stock with a full aluminum bed for about $200. Shilen sells a pre-chambered and threaded barrel for savages for $400. A savage barrel switch is very easy for a gunsmith. U may even be able to sweet talk someone on this forum to do it for u. This option gives u a better stock but not as good of an action as compared to option 1.

IMHO don't even go down the Remington 700 path if your serious about a $1k budget.

I basically have option 2 with a slightly higher starting budget In a 308. If I had to do it all over again, I'd go option 1 and save up for a stock in the future. Although finding a donor tikka at $500 is getting harder and harder everyday.
Just my 2 cents. Good luck.



Edited by Korean Redneck (11/12/15 11:28 PM)

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#6026866 - 11/12/15 11:39 PM Re: next years build [Re: eddie4529]
BigPig Offline
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Registered: 08/27/09
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Just what KR said. Savage is a good start. Your budget will greatly limit you
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#6026869 - 11/12/15 11:49 PM Re: next years build [Re: eddie4529]
eddie4529 Offline
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Registered: 06/21/13
Posts: 350
Loc: fort worth, texas, 76111
I mean 1k for the rifle as it is aside from what ill be adding such as barrels stocks and optics

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#6026876 - 11/12/15 11:59 PM Re: next years build [Re: eddie4529]
eddie4529 Offline
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Registered: 06/21/13
Posts: 350
Loc: fort worth, texas, 76111
rem 700 was actually what i was thinking

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#6026894 - 11/13/15 12:59 AM Re: next years build [Re: eddie4529]
TxHunter80 Offline
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Registered: 01/04/15
Posts: 215
You can buy a stainless 700 action for around $400. I have started there a couple times. There is no need to buy a complete rifle if you will butcher it for a build.

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#6026961 - 11/13/15 06:20 AM Re: next years build [Re: eddie4529]
dee Offline
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Registered: 04/10/10
Posts: 4665
Loc: Red River way
Best deal for a 700 is used or when academy or Wal-Mart run the adl on sale which is usually around 370.
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#6027023 - 11/13/15 06:59 AM Re: next years build [Re: eddie4529]
P_102 Offline
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Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 517
Loc: Grapevine
When you say "build", what are you trying to accomplish...hunting gun, long range target gun? I bought a cheap Rem. 700 ADL, put a timney trigger in it, new stock and had a local 'smith' do his 'accurizing' package, (true the action, lap the barrel, etc.) and ended up with a 1/2 inch shooter (the gun, not me)....total cost just about $1000. Have invested more since then but nothing to do with accuracy....So, what is your goal with this build?

You might want to look into Rem's new offering (788?), very inexpensive but supposedly very accurate. Best part is they added a Savage type barrel nut.

P_102


Edited by P_102 (11/13/15 07:18 AM)
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#6027037 - 11/13/15 07:08 AM Re: next years build [Re: eddie4529]
eddie4529 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 06/21/13
Posts: 350
Loc: fort worth, texas, 76111
Accuracy, gonna be getting into longer range shooting this upcoming year

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#6027070 - 11/13/15 07:25 AM Re: next years build [Re: eddie4529]
glb1955 Offline
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Registered: 07/21/11
Posts: 305
Loc: Brazos County Texas
You might think about using a Tikka action. I should be getting mine back from Horizon here in the next couple of weeks. Saw it yesterday and they are doing a great job. Bought the rifle on GB, had it sent to Horizon and they took care of the rest.
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#6027077 - 11/13/15 07:29 AM Re: next years build [Re: eddie4529]
P_102 Offline
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Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 517
Loc: Grapevine
2 other things to keep in mind.....Chad and JG Fireman, best money you will ever spend.

P_102
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#6027102 - 11/13/15 07:48 AM Re: next years build [Re: eddie4529]
charlesb Offline
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Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 1408
Loc: West Texas mountains
I hate to think about spending all of that money - and winding up with a Remington.

But - as long as it's not my money, and it's not me that winds up with a Remington, I guess that is the main thing.
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#6027103 - 11/13/15 07:48 AM Re: next years build [Re: P_102]
FiremanJG Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 17893
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Thank you Chris.

OP, go Tikka.

Right out of the box it will shoot very tight with the right hand load. It is the smothest cycling hardest ejecting mass produced action on the market IMO. I've had many Savages and I am done with them. The Tikka's stock, while not extremely stiff will still keep the barrel free floated, even on a bipod. You do not have to have a heavy barrel for a rifle to shoot tight. The heavy barrel is for high round count in a short time. The thin barrel will shoot just as well, but for less rounds in a short time. So you may need to pause to allow it to cool. I've worked up loads for Tikka 243, Tikka 7mm-08, and now Tikka .300 Win Mag, all unmodified rifles, and all shot less than 1 MOA.
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#6027158 - 11/13/15 08:16 AM Re: next years build [Re: eddie4529]
eddie4529 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 06/21/13
Posts: 350
Loc: fort worth, texas, 76111
Thanks ill look at some tikkas, that was my intention on the post finding other options, i had already ruled out the savage all together dont like them too much the one i have doesnt shoot too well compared to my ruger american where i can get 1moa and its a cheap rifle

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#6027208 - 11/13/15 08:40 AM Re: next years build [Re: eddie4529]
Korean Redneck Offline


Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 2277
Loc: Houston
When it comes to 700 vs tikka, the value is just always with the tikka.

Regardless of what anyone says, you have to do something with a 700 trigger; at the very least a tune up from a gunsmith u can trust for $50 all the way up to a $220 jewel trigger. Even little things like the bolt release. People pay money, I being one of them, to have a side bolt release on a 700 when it's the standard for tikka.

Yes there are more options with 700 in terms of aftermarket parts, but then again the tikka aftermarket parts selection only seems to be growing exponentially. After my built savage 308 and 700 that been modified, my next rifle (the one eventually plan on going full out and getting a chassis and higher end barrel) will most definitely be a tikka.

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