Originally Posted by axxe55
it didn't come from the factory like that. what is your definition of a custom rifle? every part built from scratch?
IMO, even screwing a non-factory barrel on a factory action is still a custom rifle, a mild custom, but still a custom rifle.
I'm not upset. I just don't like the attitudes of many here because again I like what I like. I can afford to spend $4k building a 1k yard varmint rifle. Then top it with a $2500 scope.
Like I said a custom gun is one I sit down with my smith for an hour or two and we hash out what exactly I want it to do. What parts I want to use or what my smith says will work better. We go through everything even the dimensions of the chamber and how I want my dies cut.
Replacing a barrel on a gun is just that rebarreling it. It doesn't make it custom.
I like my stocks cut to a specific length or pull. I change barrel taper and length for specific uses. I don't always use the same trigger either. Everything is built to the purpose intended for that rifle.
If you take a remington 700 action and blue print it add a new barrel, new stock, new trigger. That is still just a semicustom because you are using a factory action.