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Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by plabels466, Apr 24, 2009.

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    I am building a custom rifle & I need a 223 size action, preferably Remington or Sako.....I have all the other components.....Please email above - drop the XXX.....Thanks......Pete
     
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    John, good info my friend! I recently looked at a few custom built rifles and was in awe in how they were put together with quality everything! Accuracy potential and good looks jumped out from each right at you! Way outa my class for a pill slinger though! Hap
     
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    I have a semi custom Rem 700 in 22-250. I could have lived with a .223 though and had cheaper ammo and easier to find brass. Still, I can load it from .222 through almost 220 swift so maybe it was a good choice after all
     
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    Hap, you might be surprised what you can build for less than you think. I got into a custom rifle conversation at a local club last summer where the majority felt that it would take $2,000 to build an accurate and reasonably attractive custom rifle, not including the scope. I said that I thought it could be done for half that amount and set out to try.

    The pictured rifle is a .243 Ackley Improved built on a Remington Model 700 receiver that came from a lightly-used rifle I bought at a gun show. The barrel is a 27" stainless in the Douglas #5A contour with eight flutes by McGowen Precision Barrels. The stock is a Hogue Overmolded stock that has an aluminum bedding block and forend support that runs from the rear action screw to 1" from the forend tip. The rifle puts five 65-grain Berger Match bullets into one-ragged-hole .3--" 100-yard groups at 3,939 fps.

    Not including the Leupold 6.5-20x VX-3 target scope, but including the bipod, a Callahan titainium-tipped aluminum firing pin, the stainless BDL trigger guard and floorplate assembly, having the receiver squared, glass-beaded and black oxide coated to match the scope and the bolt lapped into the receiver, I have $1,204 in the rifle. But I have the used rifle's stock, barrel and 3-9x scope to sell, so I should come out of it right around a grand when the dust settles.

    Ed
     
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    There is nothing wrong with a Sako action, but I recommend the 700 action. It is the 'small block Chevrolet' of rifle actions,,anything and everything is available to surround that receiver. Since you won't be using a custom action, COMPLETE truing up of the 700 action should done by a knowledgeable gunsmith familiar with the procedure. Some gunsmith's stop at facing off the receiver front, but that is just a good start. You will not regret complete truing. The action is the heart of your gun, with everything else built around it. It MUST be correct to obtain decent accuracy, which after all, is why most people have custom guns built. Have it done right the first time, and don't use cheap components.

    Outside of collector value rifles, only accurate rifles are interesting.
     
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    Ed, that's certainly a dandy looking and shooting rifle you put together!

    I have a Rem.600 in 6MM I re-barreled with a Douglas Premium air gaged 24-1/2 inch barrel. Glass bedded action, sealed barrel channel with a fiberglass pressure rest at the end of the forearm. This rifle shoots ragged one holers at 100 also. Truly a great shooter for a hunting type rifle. Several mulies/whitetails and a black Russian boar among others to date with it.

    The rifles I mentioned above outright begin at 2 grand and way up from there! Hap
     
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