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Offline Katmai Guy

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"Building"my own rifle
« on: August 09, 2020, 08:27:42 PM »
I'm looking to build my own rifle for future Alaskan hunts, caribou, moose, maybe sheep and goats.  My question is, is it possible to get "custom" quality accuracy by buying a trued barrelled action, stock and glass and assembeling it myself?  I don't reload so would be trying factory ammo that it would shoot well.  Thanks 
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Re: "Building"my own rifle
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2020, 08:30:36 PM »
Yes, you can get the same results and you don't have to pay high dollar for someone to put the gun together for you.

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Re: "Building"my own rifle
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2020, 08:40:17 PM »
I was hoping that was the case, leaves cash available for more hunting.😆
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Re: "Building"my own rifle
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2020, 08:48:30 PM »
I have a a 40 year old weatherby vanguard .300 wm that has probably been cleaned 20 times.  Barrel is pitted, blueing Worn off, replacement Bell & Carlson stock paint 30% worn off.   Shoots factory 215 gr Bergers in 3Ē groups at 500 yards. 

You donít have to go custom for accuracy.   


With a trued barrelled action all you need to do is bed your stock - not hard.   Do that  and you will be As accurate as a gunsmith assembled.   But your savings are in the cost of bedding and maybe another $300?


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Re: "Building"my own rifle
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2020, 09:10:47 PM »
I built a 338 Lapua cause I wanted one. Stiller action, Ron Smith barrel, custom bottom metal and a Manning stock.  It was fun and I had help with machine work.   

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Re: "Building"my own rifle
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2020, 09:15:36 PM »
lol.. My "junk" Ruger American rifles shoot better than most of the higher dollar ones I own.
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Re: "Building"my own rifle
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2020, 09:26:01 PM »
lol.. My "junk" Ruger American rifles shoot better than most of the higher dollar ones I own.

 https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/1000-yards-500-rifle-rugers-american-predator/

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Re: "Building"my own rifle
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2020, 09:26:46 PM »
I build my own.  Shoot better than my custom
243Round ct. 142
338rc 773
338 lapua rc 230
37XC rc 231
2020 Rifle rc 614

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