Precision Rifle Build

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    Precision Rifle Build

    I'm thinking of building a precision rifle. I've been lurking here and have read quite a bit on this topic. I have several good but inexpensive rifles, but am consolidating to have fewer and better ones.

    After a bit of research I have come up with the following precision rifle build:

    Savage 10FCP-K in .308 (w/ fluted barrel and threaded muzzle break)
    McMillan A5 w/ butt spacers and integral cheek adjustment
    Harris 6-9 bipod (not sure if I should next bigger size)

    Leupold Mk4 LR/T (54560) 4.5-14x50
    Badger Ordinance rail (20mm rise)
    Badger rings

    Before any custom work the price is right at $3000.

    * Possible Gunsmithing*
    Glass bedding the stock
    Replace the trigger
    DIY camo (Duracoat)

    This is my first precision rifle (and at these prices it may be my only ever)
    Comments?

    FCPKA5MK4LRTSNIPER

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    Re: Sniper Rifle Build

    Quote Originally Posted by FCPKA5MK4LRTSNIPER
    Leupold Mk4 LR/T (54560) 4.5-14x50
    Badger Ordinance rail (20mm rise)
    Badger rings
    Might want to consider a smaller scope: something like the 3.5-10*40 (58850)
    The rail is supposed to be 20 MoA not 20mm.
    Keep the rings short so the scope just clears the barrel.

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    FCPKA5MK4LRTSNIPER,...dang thats yur whole build in yur user name,thats gangster...Sounds like a shooter,let us know...

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    You're right about the 20mm. It's MIL STD 1913 20 MOA. About the name, sorry. I belong to a few gun boards and I never know what to pick so call me uncreative.

    As to the smaller scope, help me out. You would pick a smaller objective scope so as not to have too high of rings? Is this because it would affect your cheek weld, or for some other reason. That may not be such a bad idea anyway since I've read elsewhere that the difference between the 40 and the 50mm scopes is not all that great - certainly not worth the price diff.

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    the difference between 40 and 50 will be evident at twilight hours. more light will come into the 50 giving you a bit more time. As for going smaller I think what he meant was smaller zoom. They say 1x for every 100yds. But i think the 14 is perfect. I have 10's and I have 25's and i always want a little more or a little less with them so 14 usually does the trick but thats my prefference.

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    Thanks for clearing that up. Yeah I plan on doing some long range shooting with this (long for me anyway). I have a 4x12 Leupold hunting scope (no knobs) and for shooting past 300 yards I am glad of a bit more power - 50 year old eyes I guess.

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    Sounds like a good build, Savage is a good rifle to start one with.
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    That for their tomorrow, we gave our today."

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    Re: Precision Rifle Build

    Quote Originally Posted by FCPKA5MK4LRTSNIPER
    I'm thinking of building a precision rifle. I've been lurking here and have read quite a bit on this topic. I have several good but inexpensive rifles, but am consolidating to have fewer and better ones.

    After a bit of research I have come up with the following precision rifle build:

    Savage 10FCP-K in .308 (w/ fluted barrel and threaded muzzle break)
    McMillan A5 w/ butt spacers and integral cheek adjustment
    Harris 6-9 bipod (not sure if I should next bigger size)

    Leupold Mk4 LR/T (54560) 4.5-14x50
    Badger Ordinance rail (20mm rise)
    Badger rings

    Before any custom work the price is right at $3000.

    * Possible Gunsmithing*
    Glass bedding the stock
    Replace the trigger
    DIY camo (Duracoat)

    This is my first precision rifle (and at these prices it may be my only ever)
    Comments?

    FCPKA5MK4LRTSNIPER
    The only things you have in there that will enhance accuracy are the bedding job and the possible trigger replacement.

    Price it out this way, get a Savage Varmint receiver which includes the receiver, barrel nut, accu-trigger, magazine and trigger guard, call Jim Briggs at Northland Supply and get a Shilen Select match drop-in barrel, get your McMillan stock and bed it and get your scope there are less expensive rings and rails that work just as well if not better. Assemble it and shoot it a bunch to make sure it shoots well. If it doesn't have the receiver bluprinted then shoot it some more. After it's built and it's verified to be a good shooter and your happy with it's performance have it painted. Just and idea.

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    yeah, what he said.
    "If your ever in a fair fight, then your tactics suck."

    "When you go home, Tell them of us and say
    That for their tomorrow, we gave our today."

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    Don't mess with that trigger!

    I use the Savage 10FP; it came out of the box with an AccuTrigger set at 2 lb., clean. It's just plain fantastic!

    I did a few things to the rifle, as well.



    Here it is, with the Choate SA Tactical stock. Bottom metal is from CDI precision; accepts the 5 and 10 round AI magazines. Optic is an 8-32x56 Nightforce NXS mil-dot. This is an honest .5 MOA rifle.
    Hiding in plain sight...

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