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    Custom Rifle under $1500

    I ve shot factory rifles and factory ammo only. Any insight on a custom setup? Looking for a magnum caliber shooting less than an inch! Also would it be better to send my rifle to a gunsmith? Thanks for the help!

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    Plenty of guns out there that shoot less than an inch that you can buy at a store. Tikka, savage and weatherby all come to mind. If you want more of a custom gun you can always buy a kimber. But if you really wanna go custom im sure you can get a smith to build you a mildly custom rifle for under 1500.

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    Coffin Customs here in Montana builds awesome guns. He built me a 30-338 last year. If you already have an action you can deffinately do it for under $1500.

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    Buy the cheapest used savage 10/100 staggerfeed you can find with the bolt face and action length for your caliber. Buy a bolt on match barrel, trigger, stock, a few hand tools and save the extra money for ammo.

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    You can get a weatherby vanguard s2 sub-moa for way under $1500, although its not "custom" they are damn fine shooters. I have two of the older vanguard sub-moa models, .30-06 and .338wm. Both bring the bacon home. Only complaint is they are a little heavier than some of my other rifles and if I have a long and/or steep hike I typically take my tikka t3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Boy View Post
    Plenty of guns out there that shoot less than an inch that you can buy at a store. Tikka, savage and weatherby all come to mind. If you want more of a custom gun you can always buy a kimber. But if you really wanna go custom im sure you can get a smith to build you a mildly custom rifle for under 1500.

    I hunt with a tikka currently in 30-06 and a savage in a 243 win. Looking for a mildly custom rifle in a 300 win 300wsm 7 mm but most importantly try to achieve better accuracy than i currently have .

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    Those are pretty low expectations. Just get another Savage or Tikka and save yourself a grand.

    But, if you're set on spending it, there are a lot of semi-customs floating around for $1000-1500.
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    Get a savage. Easy to customize and extremely accurate out of the box. Save the money on the rifle and spend the extra money on the scope. I think most guns are moa out of the box and the scope makes all the difference in the world. Also depends on the range your wanting to shoot at. 100-200yards you shouldn't have any trouble with sub moa most guns out of the box. If you shooting 400-1000 that's a completely different story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeepitcold View Post
    Get a savage. Easy to customize and extremely accurate out of the box. Save the money on the rifle and spend the extra money on the scope. I think most guns are moa out of the box and the scope makes all the difference in the world. Also depends on the range your wanting to shoot at. 100-200yards you shouldn't have any trouble with sub moa most guns out of the box. If you shooting 400-1000 that's a completely different story.
    With a lot of practice I would like to extend my long range shooting plus get into reloading! Figured custom loads custom rifle. What model savage do you recommend? Hunting Range Accuracy

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    Rackman,

    What kind of hunting are you doing, and for what?

    Savage rifles shoot, just about every one. Tikkas are the same story. There is nothing wrong with a good custom, or semi-custom rifle either. Check out Cooper Rifles as well.

    You can accurize your current rifle as well. Lots of options.

 

 

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