Remington 700 Budget Build

This is a discussion on Remington 700 Budget Build within the Gallery forums, part of the Sniping Related category; I have been wanting a long range stick for quite some time. I have not had the spare cash, or the spousal approval to do ...

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    Remington 700 Budget Build

    I have been wanting a long range stick for quite some time. I have not had the spare cash, or the spousal approval to do what I wanted, up until now.

    I have been stockpiling parts for about three years. I had an old 700SPS 308 that had been occupying my closet. I ran across a new PSS takeoff barrel for $70.00, so, that went in the closet. About six months ago, a few of the guys at work did some swapping, and I wound up with an HS PSS stock for nothing...thats what really got the ball rolling.

    I have a friend who is getting his smith business off the ground, and I volunteered to be his guinea pig in this project. I had him shorten the PSS barrel to 18", and put it on the SPS action.

    I textured, multicam'd and bedded the stock. I am not 100% happy with the paintjob, but I think the next one will be acceptable. I also threaded the bolt handle, and installed a Callahan knob from Midway. Another guy at work shot the barreled action with KG Gunkote, Desert Tan. Again, not 100% happy with the color, but it will make a good base for a multicam job on the barrel and action as well.

    Back in the summer, I had bought a dead four wheeler, and rebuilt the engine. I recently sold it for a pretty tidy profit, and used the proceeds to fund my optics. I found an IOR 2.5-10x SFP Illuminated on the Sample List. After much gnashing of teeth and lost sleep, I picked that up. SWFA also had a Ken Farrell Zero-G 0MOA base for the right price. I put the scope in a set of SWFAs Super Sniper rings, and for the money they are quite nice. All in all, SWFA went above and beyond the call, and they have made a customer for life.

    Yesterday, I had a chance to shoot it. After zeroing it with a box of American Eagle 150gr FMJ, I shot this group at a hair over 100yds. Wind was minimal, first 5shot group out of a never fired combination measured 0.875. Not fantastic, but with crappy FMJ ammo, a newly assembled gun, I think shes gonna be OK. I will sit down in the upcoming weeks, and really get it dialed in with some GMM, and then start the load building process.

    The IOR scope is nice, very nice. I have never had any really nice glass in my life, and this was a hell of a way to start. We had SRT (SWAT) training yesterday, and the snipers went from making fun of me because it wasnt a Leupold, to wanting to know all about it.

    What would I change? The Farrell base is tall. Very tall. Even with low rings, its still a tall combination. I dont want to ditch the base, so I think I will just use a cheekrest, and deal with it.

    Thought some of yall might enjoy seeing how a broke, 30-something small town cop builds a rifle, while paying bills, kid's dance and doctors, and life in general. No credit cards were used, everything is paid for. Total bill for this rifle, as it sits, is just a hair over $1300.







    Ignore the extra hole, its from the sighting in process.

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    Thanks for sharing. There's no better feeling then acquiring something really fun through hard work. The rifle looks to have turned out great. Congratulations.

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    That's a pretty awesome looking rifle! GREAT JOB!
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    I think you have a great looking and performing rifle there, nicely done.
    If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to fix it?

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    Very nice

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    I love that multi cam pattern..very well done.
    "One shot, one kill"

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    I love that multi cam pattern..very well done.
    "One shot, one kill"

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    Hey liliysdad, Mitch Rapp from Okshooters, THAT is a nice stick! and awesome group!
    A message to all veterans: THANK YOU

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    Very nice, man! I'm glad to see a rifle built on a budget like how most of us without deep pockets do.
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    Re: Remington 700 Budget Build

    Quote Originally Posted by liliysdad
    Thought some of yall might enjoy seeing how a broke, 30-something small town cop builds a rifle, while paying bills, kid's dance and doctors, and life in general. No credit cards were used, everything is paid for. Total bill for this rifle, as it sits, is just a hair over $1300.

    I am supporting my wife and 2 kids (and my wife is due in January again) and utting my wife through college!! I feel you.

    OH ya nice stick
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    To all my fallen brothers you will not be forgotten

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