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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Rackman1 View Post
    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 .
    With just a bit of tweeking and some good handloads with good bullets that 30-06 will shoot as good as any custom rifle and kill just as dead as any magnum made and it won't cost anything near what a "custom rifle" will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trkytrack2 View Post
    With just a bit of tweeking and some good handloads with good bullets that 30-06 will shoot as good as any custom rifle and kill just as dead as any magnum made and it won't cost anything near what a "custom rifle" will.
    Just got my reloader and im ready to go !!! Any suggestions on recipes , Im looking to load a 180 grain bullet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rackman1 View Post
    Just got my reloader and im ready to go !!! Any suggestions on recipes , Im looking to load a 180 grain bullet?
    Rackman1,

    If I may make a suggestion, buy yourself a couple reloading manuals (latest edition) if possible. Become familiar with the various burn rates of different propelents. Use EXTREME caution adopting someones "pet load data". All loads should be "worked up" incrementaly watching for presure signs along the way.

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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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    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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