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#6440423 - 09/06/16 11:26 AM 6.5 Creedmoor
Brasso Offline
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Registered: 12/03/14
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Anyone built their own? Ive built several ARs, including the seekins precision I have for sale, and want to get into buildings bolt guns.. my question is, where do I start?


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#6440511 - 09/06/16 12:44 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Brasso]
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Registered: 02/25/09
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Loc: Burleson Texas
Depends on the action you start with. It will dictate if you can build it or have a smith do it for you.
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#6440513 - 09/06/16 12:47 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Brasso]
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I haven't built one, but I've assembled one from parts. Only thing that required gunsmith work was truing the action and installing the barrel. Only thing I did was drop it in a chassis, install the base/rings/scope, install trigger, and load up some ammo.

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#6440516 - 09/06/16 12:52 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Brasso]
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First, define what you will be using it for. Then select action and barrel based on that. The hard part is done.
Select trigger if needed, stock, and scope that best fits your needs. Put it together with help of gunsmith if/when needed.

Then, spend $400-$600 on every manuf. ammo to get what works best OR call Chad and get the best and save money.

Last, give JGFireman a call.

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#6440575 - 09/06/16 01:29 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Brasso]
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Two ways for you to "build" a bolt action yourself.

Spend a couple of months learning how to do the lathe work, properly machining a barrel to fit an action.

Or start with a Savage action, or a Ruger Precision rifle, and buy the barrel that is chambered for 6.5 Creedmoor. Shilen, and Criterion make barrels for Savage. Maybe you can find a prechambered 6.5 Creedmoor for a Ruger, but I bet it is a unicorn.

In either case you'll need a barrel vise, an action wrench, and go, no-go gauges.
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#6440636 - 09/06/16 02:05 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Brasso]
Brasso Offline
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Registered: 12/03/14
Posts: 24
Let me specify that I mean assemble from parts, not machine one myself.

It will be a deer, coyote, etc gun. Long range target gin as well.

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#6440677 - 09/06/16 02:27 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Brasso]
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Registered: 08/14/15
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Loc: Johnson County
Savage is the easiest way to do it yourself, but now that Criterion makes the Remage barrels, you can also put a Remington 700 together at home with a few tools and the knowledge needed.
I've built about a dozen Savage rifles over the years.

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#6440838 - 09/06/16 04:45 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Brasso]
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For a great donor action, you can get a really good deal on Tikka T3 right now since they have recently come out with the new Tikka T3x -- europtic has them on sale now for $499 (http://www.eurooptic.com/tikka-t3-lite-308-win-jrte316-with-rings.aspx. Get a quality barrel (bartlein, krieger, brux etc )and have it screwed together by a good gunsmith and itll shoot great. You can upgrade the bottom metal (CDI) and stock (manners or mcmillan) when time/money permits.

Just got mine back from the gunsmith a couple weeks ago...

6.5 Creedmoor
Tikka CTR action, trigger and bottom metal
Bartlein 26" Rem Varmint contour
McMillan A3 stock
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#6440953 - 09/06/16 06:10 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Brasso]
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Registered: 02/09/13
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Loc: Palo Pinto county
https://www.longriflesinc.com/collections/frontpage This is the go to place for Ruger Precision rifle upgrades.

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#6443236 - 09/08/16 05:26 AM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Brasso]
Brasso Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/03/14
Posts: 24
Very nice! Thanks guys. So,if I were to buy something first, IM guessing a chassis is first thing to start with?

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#6443449 - 09/08/16 09:41 AM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Brasso]
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Need to pick an action, first. Picking the action can be dictated by how easy the stock is to find. Meaning if you want a chassis, several are available for certain actions, while other actions require a wait to get a chassis to fit. In other words look for stock and action simultaneously.
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#6444140 - 09/08/16 04:52 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Brasso]
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Remington 700 C series LH SA
Hart #2 stainless barrel 24" 1-8 twist
Stock is a McMillian Remington classic ADL 13.5" lop standard fill 50/50 black and orange.
Bolt fluted by Karl Kampfeld
Finish, bedding and cerekote by Eddie Fosnaugh.
6.5 Creedmoor @ 6.5 lbs
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#6444173 - 09/08/16 05:16 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Brasso]
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Registered: 08/18/12
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Loc: Chambers County
My semi-custom built by Horizon Firearms.
Trued Rem 700
Benchmark M24 1:9" twist @ 16.25" with straight flutes
Timney 510
HS Precision stock



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#6446280 - 09/10/16 10:19 AM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Brasso]
mudd Online   content
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Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 204
Loc: Shreveport, La
I wanted to go full custom but got an off the shelf savage for now. I have a 6mm Creedmoor build and it's a tack driver

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