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Which action would you prefer to build a custom sniper rifle on?

  • Remington 700

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I would like to build a custom sniper rifle :p . I had planned to use my Remington 700, but the Savage 10FP seems to get a lot of attention. If anyone prefers another action, please tell me.
 

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I put in a vote for a remington only because you have so many options.... lets face it almost every high quality sniper product company out there makes stuff that bolts right on a remington. stocks...mounts...ect.
 

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The Savage 10FP gets a lot of attention because it is such an accurate rifle package out of the box, and is very cheap to buy. But the action is definitely not the smoothest out there. I have one, and find it a bit stiff and hard to work from the prone position. Go with the Remington or Winchester actions. I had a Winchester model 70 .30-06, and it was one of the smoothest actions that I had ever cycled on a factory rifle. They are very good, as are the Remington actions. If you are short on cash (which you are probably not, as you are about to build your own custom rifle) and want an accurate sniper rifle, just go with an out-of-the-box Savage. But if you have the money, the Winchester and Remington actions are superior.

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Ok, 3 out of 3 has convinced me. There's one more thing I need to know:
Will I be able to put removeable magazines on my 700 ADL? If I go ahead with this project, I will get a new stock, so that won't be a problem.
 

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I voted for Remington 700 because that is what's in my PSS and that rifle shoots like a wild man. My personal choice, and the one I had installed on my custom rifle, is the Nesika Model K tactical. SWEET!

Pictures to follow if the darn thing ever comes back from being repaired. (UPS dropped it on its barrel end at least 5 times and it punched a hole clean through the plastic shipping case - your worst nightmare come true.)
 

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What stock are you planning on getting?

I havn't decide yet. Probably a McMillan, but I've also been looking at AI's chasis system for 700's. Keep in mind that I'm only gathering ideas at this point. I'm not sure if I will even be able to do this. :evil:

I forgot, how does a Ruger M77 compare to the 700?
 

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I forgot, how does a Ruger M77 compare to the 700?
I have both a Remington 700 and three Ruger M77, and personally I love the Ruger. The Ruger is based on the Mauser action. While the Ruger is a little more rigid than the M700 it does make that big of a difference to me. But if your making a costum rifle the M700 is the most popular, but you couldn't go wrong with a M77 action.
 

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the R77 is based on the mauser action

yes true but also is the Remington 700. Ive shot a rugar or 2 in the model 77 and i love the M700 by Remington. Yet also i am a remington man.
 

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If you look at all the custom precision rifles available today, the Remington 700 action is far and away the most popular action used. This is for a number of reasons that I won't bore you with. Suffice it to say it is the predominent choice of experts. Why re-invent the wheel?

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