Originally Posted by Hot Sauce NARC
well i think i will look for an old beat up 700 to start with and if in that process i come across a pre 64 that i can afford ill snatch it up and go from there, but for now it looks like it will be easier for me to get ahold of a 700 action for around 300, and then get a aftermarket heavy barrell from someone like kreiger (yes i know about the backlog) and then pay for someone who knows what there doing to blueprint and glass bed it, and i figure i can do the rest from there.
Dude as the FTF Remington 700 FANBOY leader. I am going to say dump that thought. Get your self a Savage Action from a buddy of mine on another board. Jewell Triggers by GREAT SCOTT Shooters Products
The savage action is just as popular and cost less plus with a barrel nut wrench and a set of go no-go gauges you can have a switch barrel at a fraction of the cost. You can get it in the .473" bolt face and that opens the doors wide open to any cartridge in the world with a .473" head diameter. (308, 30-06). I can get all the same stocks for either action and you can get the savage action with a right or left port I believe. Having the port is much better as it makes the action much more stiff that having the entire top of the action milled away.