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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-01-2015, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Rifle Build

I'm thinking of building a new hunting rifle.I will probably use a basic Remington model 700
action/barrel. I also want to use an H&S Sporter stock and a Timney trigger. I'm not sure on barrel length(24" or 26") or caliber. Still up in the air about optics, but I am leaning towards Vortex.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-01-2015, 12:40 PM
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what is your intended purpose for the rifle? what calibers do you already own?
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Designated deer rifle. I currently have .270,.243,.30-06,
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Just make sure you pick a cartridge that will have brass available for it in the future...stay away from those that have words attached for the most part, don't get involved in this seasonal crapparoony. The ones you have listed will handle anything in the state for the rest of your life so what do you want to do with this rifle?? Why don't you just take the one least used of those and have it worked on...a barrel and chambering will cost you $500, a trigger about $100 and a stock anywhere between $150-500 without any problem and remember you may need bolt face work if you pick the wrong cartridge..lots to think about that most don't know much about when you start these projects..stick with scopes that have stood the test of time, nikon and leupold will work just find and aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Also, this takes time..some of the best smith are very very busy and your talking about a year or so..
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Not looking to get into any smithwork, just going to piece it together myself. Thinking of maybe a Remington .308
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308 is a great deer cartridge. You already have the top deer cartridges imho for pa. you already ready have the superior of the two 30 cal cartridriges. Why not look into something in the 7mm family. That length of barrel your talking about. Would fit a 7mm Rem Mag perfectly. They really are an amazing cartridge family.
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Re: Rifle Build

How about a 264 win mag
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6.5x55, because it has been around for a qood long while and it's enough different from current production chamberings to justify a custom build. You could Ackley Improve it, for a little more performance, or bump up to the 6.5x284 if the Swede is too anemic for you.

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How about a varmint barreled beanfield rifle in 240 weatherby. Will fit a standard 30-06 action and really zips them out there. It would be a little different then what you have which as stated above pretty much covers the country as far as capability.
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i have wanted a 257 weatherby for awhile now and if i were stick some money into building a new gun that would be one i would consider. brass maybe a little pricey but if you reload you could build one flat shooting gun.
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