Firearms Talk banner

1 - 20 of 36 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,878 Posts
If you have a quilified rifle smith in your area build one and save a few thousand dollars. Buy a mcmillian stock if that floats your boat. Start with a old beater rifle or many smiths all ready have some to start with. Good barrel like pac-nor krieger, douglas, lilja, and on, and on, also a better ttrigger. weeeee.

OR BUY THIS-http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/models/
You can still aford a top end custom barrel IF needed and still be a couple grand ahead. Enought for a night force scope.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
22,653 Posts
I must respectfully disagree. There are a handful of gunsmiths in the country that could build you a rifle of the quality of the McMillan.

And their services will cost as much as the McMillan.

IMHO, if you want true "top end" you have to pay "top price."

You could have Kenny Jarrett build you a rifle, but I doubt you'd save any money.

There are a few others, but by the time you buy a Remington 40X action, (the best) a Shilen, Lilja, or Krieger barrel, McMillan synthetic stock, have the action squared off, threads chased, scope rings bedded to the action, barrel hand lapped, and on and on, that master gunsmith is going to have many hours invested in your rifle. And true masters don't work for less than premium wages.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
269 Posts
Hey save some money and get you a Remington 700 SPS .308 tactical! There a heck of alot cheaper and are pretty much made the same minus the cheek pad. Academy has them for $600 and the whole stock is wrapped with the hogue rubber textured grip and has a really smooth bolt action with the big bull barrel to last you quite awhile. I absolutely love mine and so far I've reached out to about 850 yds with it and my groupings are staying 1" around the bulls eye with a couple of dead center hits! I'm planning on going with a good friend of mine up to his army base Ft. Hood to see how far I can actually reach with it. It will be interesting for me seeing that I'm retired Marine Corp going to a Army base! Lol but look it up I think you would like it if your wanting that kind of style for a rifle. Here's a couple pics of mine.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,495 Posts
Hey save some money and get you a Remington 700 SPS .308 tactical! . . . . . . . Here's a couple pics of mine.
I saw that one. A review I read said the barrel didn't free float when resting on the pod. Does it? Can you easily slide a bill between the barrel and the stock all the way down?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
269 Posts
Vincine said:
I saw that one. A review I read said the barrel didn't free float when resting on the pod. Does it? Can you easily slide a bill between the barrel and the stock all the way down?
Good question I don't know, I've never tried it but now that you ask when I get home I'm gonna have to look at it and try it. This is my first entry level tactical rifle. I mean I have deer rifles, but this one is the first one I went with the tactical look and bull barrel. But I'll let you know. Thanks for the question.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
98 Posts
The new sales pitch just put the word tactical on it and double the price .
I have a Remington PSS 308 that will shoot a 168 gr bullet better then you can shoot the rifle .
I think i have around 1100.00 in the gun . I have had this rifle for ten years and it shoots very well .

I bought the Rifle bedded the action myself ( it,s not hard and part of shooting) added a Rem 40x trigger and bipod .
A good shooting Rifle don,t need to cost that much and you built it up yourself .
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
269 Posts
KEYBEAR said:
The new sales pitch just put the word tactical on it and double the price .
I have a Remington PSS 308 that will shoot a 168 gr bullet better then you can shoot the rifle .
I think i have around 1100.00 in the gun . I have had this rifle for ten years and it shoots very well .

I bought the Rifle bedded the action myself ( it,s not hard and part of shooting) added a Rem 40x trigger and bipod .
A good shooting Rifle don,t need to cost that much and you built it up yourself .
I agree with you totally sir! That's why I got my Remington 700 SPS .308 and I'm gradually building it up. The rifle and the scope cost me more than anything else I'll ever add on to the gun. I've only got maybe about $850 into mine and it shoots pretty dang good. I could bet that it could compete against any one of those high dollar rifles. Those custom shops just like to jack the cost up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,495 Posts
If you have a quilified rifle smith in your area build one and save a few thousand dollars. Buy a mcmillian stock if that floats your boat. Start with a old beater rifle or many smiths all ready have some to start with. Good barrel like pac-nor krieger, douglas, lilja, and on, and on, also a better ttrigger. weeeee.

OR BUY THIS-http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/models/
You can still aford a top end custom barrel IF needed and still be a couple grand ahead. Enought for a night force scope.
This is a recipe from a sharpshooter on another forum. He sounds like he knows what he’s talking about from other posts on long range marksmanship that I’ve read.

[>This is where you need to start;

Buy a Remington, M700 rifle in .308 with a medium heavy barrel. From their current offering your best bet is the SPS VARMINT. ($600)
Dismount the stock and sell it or throw it away. It’s junk.
Buy a Bell & Carlson Light Tactical Stock. ($300)
Buy a Badger Ordnance 20moa steel scope base. ($150)
Buy a set of Badger Ordnance standard 30mm rings. ($165)
Buy a SWFA SS 10X42 Tactical Riflescope, HD model. ($800)
Buy a Harris S-LM bipod leg notch sling swivel stud mount, 9”-13”. ($90.00)

You are looking at an investment of $2,105 before you buy ammunition, cleaning gear, hard case, drag bag, range finder, log book, spotting scope, reloading components, ballistic software, etc.

Yes, that’s a whole lot of money. Nobody ever said that tactical precision shooting was cheap. But with the above described gear you are pretty much set. You could shave around $500 off the cost of the scope by not getting the HD model….but you’ll be sorry.

If you think you have a “better” idea go ahead with it and if you stay in this activity any length of time you’ll wish you’d have taken this advice.
<]

And then there's these:

https://www.snipercentral.com/scriflepackages.phtml

Of course, the proof is in the group.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
269 Posts
Vincine said:
This is a recipe from a sharpshooter on another forum. He sounds like he knows what he&rsquo;s talking about from other posts on long range marksmanship that I&rsquo;ve read.

[>This is where you need to start;

Buy a Remington, M700 rifle in .308 with a medium heavy barrel. From their current offering your best bet is the SPS VARMINT. ($600)
Dismount the stock and sell it or throw it away. It&rsquo;s junk.
Buy a Bell & Carlson Light Tactical Stock. ($300)
Buy a Badger Ordnance 20moa steel scope base. ($150)
Buy a set of Badger Ordnance standard 30mm rings. ($165)
Buy a SWFA SS 10X42 Tactical Riflescope, HD model. ($800)
Buy a Harris S-LM bipod leg notch sling swivel stud mount, 9&rdquo;-13&rdquo;. ($90.00)

You are looking at an investment of $2,105 before you buy ammunition, cleaning gear, hard case, drag bag, range finder, log book, spotting scope, reloading components, ballistic software, etc.

Yes, that&rsquo;s a whole lot of money. Nobody ever said that tactical precision shooting was cheap. But with the above described gear you are pretty much set. You could shave around $500 off the cost of the scope by not getting the HD model&hellip;.but you&rsquo;ll be sorry.

If you think you have a &ldquo;better&rdquo; idea go ahead with it and if you stay in this activity any length of time you&rsquo;ll wish you&rsquo;d have taken this advice. <]

And then there's these:

https://www.snipercentral.com/scriflepackages.phtml

Of course, the proof is in the group.
Well I'm a little over a 1/4 of the way there then! Lol
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,495 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
269 Posts
Vincine said:
Well, There you go. Please let us (me) know how it shoots just as it is. Thanks. :)
You didn't see my original post with the two pics I showed of mine. Mines like the second post on this thread. Go back and look at.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,495 Posts
Hey save some money and get you a Remington 700 SPS .308 tactical! Academy has them for $600 and the whole stock is wrapped with the hogue rubber textured grip and has a really smooth bolt action with the big bull barrel to last you quite awhile. I absolutely love mine and so far I've reached out to about 850 yds with it and my groupings are staying 1" around the bulls eye with a couple of dead center hits! . . . . .
Oh yeah, right, I forgot you posted that. So: "Well then; Nevermind." Emily Latella :D

(so how big is the bull's eye?)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
98 Posts
HostileSigPro40 In the total cost of around $1100.00 I did buy the scope a 6-16 30mm from Springfield Armory and this it was about $400.00 at the time . I load 168 gr. at 2600 fps Accurate #9 and it is good .

KEYBEAR
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
202 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
This does not look like a bad deal but it's a mcmillan they are so gorgeous
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
269 Posts
KEYBEAR said:
HostileSigPro40 In the total cost of around $1100.00 I did buy the scope a 6-16 30mm from Springfield Armory and this it was about $400.00 at the time . I load 168 gr. at 2600 fps Accurate #9 and it is good .

KEYBEAR
Dang you load them fast!!! Those been working good for you? Also what's the furthest distance you shot with them? You've tested that threw a chronograph to get that accurate FPS? Sorry for all the back to back questions, I tend to get excited about firearms and ammo! Lol
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
11,006 Posts
locutus said:
I must respectfully disagree. There are a handful of gunsmiths in the country that could build you a rifle of the quality of the McMillan.

And their services will cost as much as the McMillan.

IMHO, if you want true "top end" you have to pay "top price."

You could have Kenny Jarrett build you a rifle, but I doubt you'd save any money.

There are a few others, but by the time you buy a Remington 40X action, (the best) a Shilen, Lilja, or Krieger barrel, McMillan synthetic stock, have the action squared off, threads chased, scope rings bedded to the action, barrel hand lapped, and on and on, that master gunsmith is going to have many hours invested in your rifle. And true masters don't work for less than premium wages.
Depending on the caliber I can build one for about $3000 bottom line. I don't use no damn Remington 40x action though. I use Mauser actions. IF the customer wanted the Remmy action I'd build one off from it but its not my preferred action simply bc iv seen them destroyed easily.....then again me and my mentor build a lot of wildcat stuff. I also prefer Heart or Krieger barrels.

God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
29 Posts
McMillian Tac Rifles

You can not go wrong with Macmillian rifles. I own two and they are superb. I have shot one mile with each of them.

Their customer service is also great. They are not the most responsive folks around but they will take care of you. You can not rush quality and lots of folks want quality, so you get in line.

McMillian also runs shooting classes for owner of their rifles, and you will have a good time there. They have an excellent range with lots of distant targets to test your shooting ability.

If you have the chance to meet Mike, he puts his money and reputation on the line when he come to the classes. Gunsmiths are on hand to address any issues that might crop up. The class is to see that you get the most out of your rifle.

I own Remingtons, I own custom builds with Shilen barrels (another quality company) when I want to reach out far and make introductions, I bring my Mcmillian.

It is like driving a Mercedes and a Volkswagon. Yes the cheaper method will get you where you want to go, most of the time, but the other will get you there in style. When you show up with a Mcmillian it is like a beautiful prom date with big hooters, everyone wants to look and wishes they were you.

Just my two cents, of course your experience may vary, but I don't see any threads running down Mcmillian for poor performance or quality.
 
1 - 20 of 36 Posts
Top