I would love a tac op but don' have that kind of money. GA percision basic rifle is about 2600 and so is the Remington 40 xb repeater I need some recomendations before I buy the wrong rifle. Or do I send my remington to get customized and by whom
I think you can get more for your dollar by going to a company like GAP. I loved my 40X and really wish I hadn't sold it, but when it came time to get another rifle I decided that I could get more what I wanted from another company. I decided on a HS Precision HTR. I love that rifle, but again I decided to go a different route when I bought my next precision rifle. I thought I would get all the pieces I wanted and then have them assembled. Sort of the "one piece at a time" idea. In practice it didn't work out that way, that rifle came together very quickly thanks to Jerry Stiller of Stiller Precision Rilfes and Larry McElroy of Excorio Precison Arms .AKA "oneeyedmac".
If I were starting from scratch again I would give Larry a call from the get go. He will guarantee his work and work with you to build you the rifle you want, within a budget you can afford. I think he is really one of the better deals. There are other smiths on this site and others that are very capable as well but, I have worked with Larry and I know he will do a good job. I would give him a call and discuss with him what you want. He will tell you if he can do it and provide you some great advice if you decide you want to do something else.
HS Precision will rebarrel, true and teflon coat your barrelled action for about $1,000. It will come with a .5MOA guarantee. If you like the HS stock your sendero is in that would work. They only take their own rifles and Remingtons mounted in one of their stocks. I think the rifle would probably shoot a little better than, .5MOA but thats not guaranteed. You stated your rifle shoots .5 MOA already, I would just wait until you need to rebarrel you current rifle.
If you dont' like your stock, then I would look around and find one that meets your needs, then drop your barrelled Sendero action in it and see how it shoots. You can bed the action or send it to someone else, like I did. If you send it out, it may be a good time to rebarrel and true your action.
OEM or others could turn your rifle into what you want for a fraction of the price a brand new custom would cost you. You could get more meaningful help by deciding what exactly you want out of your rifle. There are many options out there. The hard part is picking the right one.
Never owned a 40x but I do have a GAP built on a Surgeon Action and it plain shoots ... Im not a "crack" shot by any means but that rifle makes me look GOOD. When I miss ... I have no doubt its my fault.
I have to agree with ICAS as I think you may have discounted yourself out of being able to get what you stated you would love to have - a TacOps. On top of having plenty of time to save for the second payment, considering you get a rifle with a lifetime warranty, a fit, finish and functional performance that's unrivaled the price differential is a bargain.
MikeMiller's the guy with the most experience behind all three so between them I'd be interested in his first choice.
The 40X is basically a 700 with better trigger. Ask Remington if they true the action? Ask them accuracy requirements before shipping. Then tell me they are equal.
GAP builds a better stick then Remington. George employees multiple highly trained smiths. He puts out a great shooting weapon. I have won lots of events shooting GAPs
TacOps is my favorite rifle maker on the planet. His attention to detail is second to no one. You see Mike is a nut and wont stop intil everything is absoluetly perfect. He takes all his weapons out to range and shoots the groups he says they will do. If the rifle does not satisfy him, he takes it apart and builds it again, until it shoots one hole groups
You will be happy with either a GAP or TacOps but I give the dge to TacOps for the detail, fit and finish
I did want to point out that the one 40x I have shot a lot of is a 300 Win Mag (obviously a single shot as all 40x's are short action) and it is easily a sub .5 MOA rifle. I am quite surprised how accurate it is. I know for the 308 40x rifles Rem says sub .5 like most the other custom builders. I do not know to what, if any, extent they work the action over
The one big advantage of a custom rifle over a factory rifle, even a 40x from the Remington Custom shop, is that you get it exactly the way you want it.