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I'm not a complete newbie when it comes to working on gun. I was just wondering how hard it is to build a precision rifle that is capable of 1 to 1/2 moa. I know there will be guys that say to just buy one but I've always had the desire to build things like this. I just want to know if I was able to get the right parts would I be able to build this gun?

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Depends on what type of a rifle you want to build. An AR is relatively easy, a bolt gun is another ball game.
 

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Depends on what type of a rifle you want to build. An AR is relatively easy, a bolt gun is another ball game.
Could I realistically build a precision AR rifle that could go 1k and further. What calibers would I have to choose from?



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Could I realistically build a precision AR rifle that could go 1k and further. What calibers would I have to choose from?



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That's an amazing article!! I've already built two AR platform rifle but nothing to fancy. I think this could be a real option for me. If you have any recommendations of places to get high end parts for a rifle like this it would be greatly appreciated.

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Get a trued Remington 700 action from either PTG or Bruno.

Get a Criterion "Rem-age" barrel in your caliber and cartridge of choosing, and install it on the action above.

Pillar and Glass both into a decent take-off laminate stock, or one from McMillan, Manners, or HS Precision.

Carefully mount a decent sighting system.

Clean everything up, torque to spec, and begin loading to find the load that will hammer the centers out of targets.


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Get a trued Remington 700 action from either PTG or Bruno.

Get a Criterion "Rem-age" barrel in your caliber and cartridge of choosing, and install it on the action above.

Pillar and Glass both into a decent take-off laminate stock, or one from McMillan, Manners, or HS Precision.

Carefully mount a decent sighting system.

Clean everything up, torque to spec, and begin loading to find the load that will hammer the centers out of targets.



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Thought he was looking to build an AR to go 1000yds. Maybe I'm missing something but I hear AR I think semi auto.
 

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Thought he was looking to build an AR to go 1000yds. Maybe I'm missing something but I hear AR I think semi auto.
I haven't completely made up my mind. I'm still try to figure out what caliber I want to build the gun around. I would love to build an AR but I think a bolt gun would be more accurate. That being said, I've also made the decision that I want to use this gun for hunting as well so I'm favoring the 300 win. mag. The plan is to still go 1000 on the range. More if possible.

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Get a trued Remington 700 action from either PTG or Bruno.

Get a Criterion "Rem-age" barrel in your caliber and cartridge of choosing, and install it on the action above.

Pillar and Glass both into a decent take-off laminate stock, or one from McMillan, Manners, or HS Precision.

Carefully mount a decent sighting system.

Clean everything up, torque to spec, and begin loading to find the load that will hammer the centers out of targets.


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I wouldn't mind going this route on my next rifle.
 
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I haven't completely made up my mind. I'm still try to figure out what caliber I want to build the gun around. I would love to build an AR but I think a bolt gun would be more accurate. That being said, I've also made the decision that I want to use this gun for hunting as well so I'm favoring the 300 win. mag. The plan is to still go 1000 on the range. More if possible.

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So just build a "Hybrid". Get a 700 action, add barrel and trigger of your choice, then install it in an MDT-TAC21 Chassis. All the "look and feel" of an AR with the accuracy of a Bolt action.

 

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So just build a "Hybrid". Get a 700 action, add barrel and trigger of your choice, then install it in an MDT-TAC21 Chassis. All the "look and feel" of an AR with the accuracy of a Bolt action.

Are you able to swap different AR butt stocks out on that chassis?


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Are you able to swap different AR butt stocks out on that chassis?


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The TAC-21 Chassis uses any Buttstock or grip that will fit an AR-15. MDT also offers some real nice skeletonized stocks. I chose the Magpul PRS because of the heavy barrel/brake. Kind of balances out the rifle, both in weight distribution and "look",

How much is that thing going to weigh in 300wm?
Depends on Barrel Contour and/or length of barrel. The above rifle is just under ~15# or so with the NXS scope and Benchmark "Sendero" profiled barrel.
 

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What kind of hunting do you plan to do with this rifle. Weight might be a consideration if you plan to lug this thing long distances chasing game. You may want to discuss that with some of the pros here. For me 15# is getting a bit weighty to haul long distances. Just a thought.
 

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What kind of hunting do you plan to do with this rifle. Weight might be a consideration if you plan to lug this thing long distances chasing game. You may want to discuss that with some of the pros here. For me 15# is getting a bit weighty to haul long distances. Just a thought.
I've been meaning to bring this up. I plan on taking this on the occasional DIY elk/muley hunt so she's it does need to be portable. Although i don't want to sacrifice to much accuracy. I would be will to haul an extra pound or two if it meant being able to shoot tighter groups at 750 yds.

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What kind of hunting do you plan to do with this rifle. Weight might be a consideration if you plan to lug this thing long distances chasing game. You may want to discuss that with some of the pros here. For me 15# is getting a bit weighty to haul long distances. Just a thought.
This definitely wasn't built to "Haul" long distances but "Long Distances" were certainly a part of the decision to build it.:cool:

Then again, why not pack a 15# rifle and just take 5# out of the pack? Leave everything but the essentials home.

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Why not consider a Biathalon type sling like this?




Magpul has a QD mount for a picatinney rail which can be mounted on the side of the TAC-21 Chassis. The "Footman Loop" on the buttstock shown in my pic can be replaced with a QD mount as well. Just add the double sling like shown in pic above.
 

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That sling looks like a good idea. I would like to stay around the 10 lbs. mark for convienance in the mountains. I have been looking into the Proof Research carbon fiber barrels. Do any of yall have experiance with Proof Research?
 

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Wouldn't be to hard to build a lightweight rifle.

Use one of the Titanium actions
Proof research barrel
Manners/McMillan hunter stock.
Then use a high end hunting scope.

Should be pretty light. Probably to light for my liking.
 

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That would also cost a little to much for me. Im not one of those guys looking to build the cheapest gun they can get away with. i want to keep the gun around $3000 optics and all.
 
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