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So you want a better rifle.
Starting with a Rem700 for $450 you can get a decent shooter to shoot better. then you step up to a full blueprint job and a new barrel. Your talking about another $700 to $900 depending on area and amount of work that needs to be done. You are going to want to either piller or glass bed your action in the stock or get a stock with a aluminum bedding block molded into the stock. Never forget to get a good trigger. There are a few makers out there but If you have rifles with factory triggers never ever buy a Jewell trigger. Jewell triggers will forever spoil you as they are hands down the best triggers out there. fully adjustable creep, over travel, weight. They break like glass and work all the time.
In all you are going to spend up to $1500 to $2000 dollars for a total semicustom rifle package. You then need to add optics to that. I don't know about you but for a $2000 rifle I am not going to be going with my beloved Nikon scope. I am going with a nice Leupold or other high end scope even a nightforce or Sightron SIII.
Savage will cut your smithing cost down but your still going to be spending upwards of $2000 for a rifle built on a factory action. The best thing about savage is that you can for the most part built it yourself with a few special tool and some headspace gauges.
The nice thing about Remington, Savage, and Howa are you can buy actions barreled actions or complete rifles and go from there.
The last Savage build I priced was going to come in right at $3000. I used the savage dual port solid bottom action with a SS match grade barrel in 6mm Dasher a McMillan F-Class Stock and a Nightforce scope in Nightforce rings on a 20 MOA base.
No Kelbly's can build you a custom rifle for $3k to $3250 if you have a mag fed rifle. Not bad really for a Custom action and work.
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