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Old 04-29-2009, 01:47 AM   #11
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Guys, thank you for all of the info! After looking at all of this and doing some investigation on my own, i have decided to go to Briely and have them do it all. I thought they were on the high side of prices, but after finding out all I found out today, it will actually be less money, and they use Krieger and Walther barrles. This wound up going way out of what I know how to do, so I will let the experts take over.
My next question is how do I go about skim bedding like JD told me to do? What do I need? Should I glass bed the old stock first to get an idea of what I am getting into, and then do the new one when it gets here? Questions, questions??????????
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Myself personally, I would have the gunsmith do the bedding. Compaired to the other costs you will incure for this build having the gunsmith bed the rifle is not that much. Just My Opinion.

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mrm14, you are correct, and I will most likely let the smith do the bedding. I though I might want to learn how to do it though.
This build is getting expensive, and getting expensive fast! Lets see,,,,,
$470 for the rifle
$240 for the stock
$650 for the barrel
$200 to do the bedding
$75 for the trigger job
$56 for the cheek rest

$1,691 total and this is still without optics. At least this is a lot less than I have seen custom rifles advertised for.

Thanks for everyones help, and I am always open for advice.

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mrm14, you are correct, and I will most likely let the smith do the bedding. I though I might want to learn how to do it though.
This build is getting expensive, and getting expensive fast! Lets see,,,,,
$470 for the rifle
$240 for the stock
$650 for the barrel
$200 to do the bedding
$75 for the trigger job
$56 for the cheek rest

$1,691 total and this is still without optics. At least this is a lot less than I have seen custom rifles advertised for.

Thanks for everyones help, and I am always open for advice.

Accuracy and speed are one in the same. Speed cost as does accuracy. If the rifle should not need to much work for bedding with a B&C stock with an alum bedding block. For $75 I would spend $25 more and get a Jewell trigger put in that puppy or for $10 less get a Timney Trigger and put it in the rifle. The Factory remington trigger is junk in my eyes. Mine would not adjust below 7#.

Don't for get $50 for dies and shell holders. Unless you are going to shoot factory ammo in it? If you are Pick a brand and lot and buy 10,000 to 100,000 rounds of it and then have you smith cut the chamber to fit that loading.

The $650 for barrel make sure that includes blue printing the action. Here is a place I heard about in Shooting Times Hill Country Rifles. They have a good rifle accurazing package at a good price.
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Thanks for the info. The barrel price does include all of the chamber, and action work including blueprinting it. Briely is a top notch company, and they back up their work. They are true professionals, i am just lucky that they are here in town.

$1,691= so far
+
$150 scope rings
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$150 scope base

$1,991 new total

WoW!!!!
Well if I wanted what everyone else has, I would have left it as it was.

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Thanks for the info. The barrel price does include all of the chamber, and action work including blueprinting it. Briely is a top notch company, and they back up their work. They are true professionals, i am just lucky that they are here in town.

$1,691= so far
+
$150 scope rings
+
$150 scope base

$1,991 new total

WoW!!!!
Well if I wanted what everyone else has, I would have left it as it was.
I'll PM you the cost of my Mjolnir build and you will suddenly feel MUCH better.... LOL
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I bet you I can tie up $2000 in a rimfire in a few years. LOL

This dam credit card is killing me.

What rings and bases are you looking at? For that kind of money if you haven't looked at Badger ord then give them a hard look. Some of the best strongest mounts out there.

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why is it you want to re-barrel your Remington 700? ...not accurate enough?...not flat shooting enough?...gotta kill something beyond 600 yards?

Never shot out to 600 yards...but I've hit man size targets @ 300 with my Remington 700BDL in 7mm rem mag and bagged more than enough venison @ no more than 75 yards ( Pennsylvania state game lands )...no problem.

Just curious...and thanks for servin' Sgt !!

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CPT I just researched and purchased EGW base and badger rings. You are correct Badger is great, but I like EGW for the base, and it cost about half of Badger.
Shooter, to be completely honest, I want a heavy, target, varmit styled barrel, and Remington doesnt make one in 7 Mag. So far I have been content with the factory barrel, but tonight was a prime example. After 5 slow rounds the barrel was so hot my group moved 2" right and 1" high. I have my buddies Savage mod 10 in 308. It is from there LE line. It has a big barrel and is free floated. It came in an H S Precision stock and I watched him shoot a 5 shot group at 100 yrds. that I could cover all 5 shots with a nickle. I want my 7 to do that. The factory barrel is shooting 1" groups at 100 with factory ammo, but I want better. Thats all. And you are right, every pig I have ever shot has been at 70 yards or less. But I live on 77 acers and have a 600 yard range out my back door, I would like to get good using it.

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Thanks for the info. The barrel price does include all of the chamber, and action work including blueprinting it. Briely is a top notch company, and they back up their work. They are true professionals, i am just lucky that they are here in town.

$1,691= so far
+
$150 scope rings
+
$150 scope base

$1,991 new total

WoW!!!!
Well if I wanted what everyone else has, I would have left it as it was.
It' not over yet. My 700 Remmy is at $4549.00 to date but thats includes the glass. And I still have to buy bi-pod, drag bag, ballistic software in PDA device, etc...

When your going for near unreal tight shot grouping at distance and holes in holes at 100 or so yards, these sticks can get pricey.

Still less money in this rifle than one of my competition skeet and sporting clay shot guns.
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