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#7166475 - 05/10/18 08:45 PM Talk me out of a new build
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If not recommend, a caliber.

Thinking 33 nosler, 30 nosler or 338 edge. Building on a savage action myself.

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#7166481 - 05/10/18 08:51 PM Re: Talk me out of a new build [Re: scdogman]
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There must be a forum in an alternate universe where they'll urge you not to build a rifle. I don't think we're in THAT universe.
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#7166504 - 05/10/18 09:04 PM Re: Talk me out of a new build [Re: scdogman]
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https://forum.snipershide.com/threads/what-would-you-do-in-this-situation.6885961/

I personally wouldn't have the patience to wait on most smiths when it seems the industry standard is to tell you a time frame and then take 3-10 times as long. Maybe some are better than others, but I've heard that story a bunch.

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#7166506 - 05/10/18 09:04 PM Re: Talk me out of a new build [Re: scdogman]
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If I had the money, I'd get an AI AT in 6.5 creedmoor and be done with it.

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#7166528 - 05/10/18 09:33 PM Re: Talk me out of a new build [Re: scdogman]
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I love diy projects of all sorts such as working on stuff for the house and now light home gunsmithing.

I say go for it all the way. I have a savage with a simple barrel upgrade to shilen and an decent stock. It shoots better than I could have imagined. However, because it's a savage I want to accurize at home with simple tools myself. Really looking forward to installing an aftermarket recoil and then bedding a few spots. Final touch was to bed my scope base at the rear contact point. I think I can do all this in my home shop and even at my novice level of shooting and reloading I'm expecting to see some improvement.
Sometimes guns are about the journey and not the destination.
Build it, build it, built!

I mean. What a waste of your time and efforts.

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#7166534 - 05/10/18 09:41 PM Re: Talk me out of a new build [Re: scdogman]
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Originally Posted By: scdogman
If not recommend, a caliber.

Thinking 33 nosler, 30 nosler or 338 edge. Building on a savage action myself.


Which ever one can push the highest BC the fastest. Run them all in the calculator to 2000 yards.

Next?
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#7166549 - 05/10/18 09:53 PM Re: Talk me out of a new build [Re: scdogman]
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This is a DIY build. No smith needed. Just built a 6.5 creedmoor

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#7166550 - 05/10/18 09:54 PM Re: Talk me out of a new build [Re: scdogman]
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Originally Posted By: scdogman
This is a DIY build. No smith needed. Just built a 6.5 creedmoor
Well nvm then. Good luck!

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#7166554 - 05/10/18 09:59 PM Re: Talk me out of a new build [Re: scdogman]
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#7166571 - 05/10/18 10:11 PM Re: Talk me out of a new build [Re: scdogman]
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Originally Posted By: scdogman
This is a DIY build. No smith needed. Just built a 6.5 creedmoor


Look at bugholes.com

Greg is chambering cut rifled barrels with barrel nut.
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#7166580 - 05/10/18 10:21 PM Re: Talk me out of a new build [Re: scdogman]
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Anything that's available in Lapua brass.

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#7166728 - 05/11/18 06:48 AM Re: Talk me out of a new build [Re: spg]
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Originally Posted By: spg
Anything that's available in Lapua brass.


Didn't factor that in before but I think I will at least think about next time.

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#7166780 - 05/11/18 07:50 AM Re: Talk me out of a new build [Re: scdogman]
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Originally Posted By: scdogman
If not recommend, a caliber.

Thinking 33 nosler, 30 nosler or 338 edge. Building on a savage action myself.


First thing that comes to mind for me without knowing your background.... do you already have a rifle chambered in a normal/non-exotic/affordable round that facilitates frequent practice?

because boutique rounds like this don't check that box.

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#7166869 - 05/11/18 09:41 AM Re: Talk me out of a new build [Re: scdogman]
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Don't do it!!

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#7166991 - 05/11/18 11:32 AM Re: Talk me out of a new build [Re: DH3]
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Originally Posted By: DH3
Don't do it!!


DH3 is on the way to being put in timeout!
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