Re: Rough Estimate
i f you already have your action and want to build on it your ahead of the game. The heart of a custom is the barrel i will give you a complete list of items and if i forget some manuf.doesent mean there not any good. If your looking for what i call a high grade hunting rifle your after accuracy and should get some better velocity with your choice of caliber. What goes in to a custom starting off with the action you have heard me speak on previous posts about truing, square, or blueprinting basicly all same stuff. The smith will do different things such as cut new barrel threads, grind the recoil lug, re face the action , and lap in the lugs and maybe replace the extractor. Why this is speaking in small fractions when he puts the new barrel on it would be slightly crooked so to speak With the action trued the new barrel will sit square. New barrel it can be chambered to any caliber you desire as long as your smith has the reamer it will be properly headspaced with his gauge giving tighter tolerances than a factory chamber. Stocks, i like a fiberglass stock but if your in to wood hey its your new mouse trap not mine just make sure it is properly bedded and floated. Trigger, if yours breaks the way you like it stick with it or maybe it can be adjusted. barrel and bolt fluting is an option but not really helping much.
Match grade stainless steal 325.00- 350.00
action work varies 150.00- 250.00
chamber and fit new barrel 175.00- 250.00
pillar bedding 75.00- 150.00
fiberglass stock 300.00- 500.00
jewell trigger 175.00- 200.00
These are average prices every smith charges different you might have a good smith in your town thats not inernet famous and charge less
Barrels: hart, shilen, broughton, brux,kreiger, etc.
fiberglass stock: Mcmillian, h&s prescision, manners, etc.
Triggers: Jewell, timmney, basic
Gunsmiths: there was already some listed here or google i have my own but Jim Borden is in pa. and clarence hammonds is in york area both are benchrest smiths and i have there rifles.
The neat thing on a custom build is you can do it your way meaning caliber, barrel length, and twist. You will probably wait a while gun parts especially barrels take a while to get in, not like car parts. Best of luck to you.