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Old 05-17-2017, 07:37 PM   #51
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Brand new? That sounds close to what they had in it

they have way less in it, dealers buy components at a reduced price

if Aggieman08 has a Defiance Rebel action (700 clone), the rifle can be built for roughly $2375
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:39 PM   #52
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they have way less in it, dealers buy components at a reduced price

if Aggieman08 has a Defiance Rebel action (700 clone), the rifle can be built for roughly $2375
I was thinking deviant. Either way it's extremely cheap for the parts and work done
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:50 PM   #53
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I was thinking deviant. Either way it's extremely cheap for the parts and work done
depends on who is doing the work

$1050 - Defiant Rebel action (dealer pays $900)
$ 345 - Bartlein barrel (dealer pays $300)
$ 345 - HS stock (dealer pays $300)
$ 250 - cut, chamber, crown
$ 125 - cerakote barreled action
$ 125 - Timney trigger
$ 125 - bottom metal PTG M5 style
$ 100 - dip stock

$2465 ... price can be +/- based on options like: Jewell, 1-pc scope base, brake, threaded end cap, fluting, pillar glass bedding, etc....
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:07 PM   #54
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depends on who is doing the work

$1050 - Defiant Rebel action (dealer pays $900)
$ 345 - Bartlein barrel (dealer pays $300)
$ 345 - HS stock (dealer pays $300)
$ 250 - cut, chamber, crown
$ 125 - cerakote barreled action
$ 125 - Timney trigger
$ 125 - bottom metal PTG M5 style
$ 100 - dip stock

$2465 ... price can be +/- based on options like: Jewell, 1-pc scope base, brake, threaded end cap, fluting, pillar glass bedding, etc....
It is a rebel action and I had the recoil lug bedded so let's say $100 (although it was $130). Let's say you had this built in Texas so 8.25 % sales tax is applicable. Subtotal $2565 + tax $211.61 = $2,776.00

If you buy right from GA, it is not nearly as expensive as you may think.
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:27 PM   #55
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It is a rebel action and I had the recoil lug bedded so let's say $100 (although it was $130). Let's say you had this built in Texas so 8.25 % sales tax is applicable. Subtotal $2565 + tax $211.61 = $2,776.00

If you buy right from GA, it is not nearly as expensive as you may think.
Blake after reviewing your parts list, I have a x mark trigger (reworked, flaw corrected) so that's about $75 less than the Timney you have listed. Also, I have a ptg oberndorf hinged floor plate with internal box, spring, and follower which looks to be about the same price as the m5. Lastly the gun came with a 15 moa rail.
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:39 PM   #56
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Blake after reviewing your parts list, I have a x mark trigger (reworked, flaw corrected) so that's about $75 less than the Timney you have listed. Also, I have a ptg oberndorf hinged floor plate with internal box, spring, and follower which looks to be about the same price as the m5. Lastly the gun came with a 15 moa rail.
you have a $2700 rifle with a $25 trigger

throw the Xmark away and drop in a 1.5# Jewell
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you have a $2700 rifle with a $25 trigger

throw the Xmark away and drop in a 1.5# Jewell
You are very right! Doesn't make too much sense and I'll be making a change soon.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:02 PM   #58
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depends on who is doing the work

$1050 - Defiant Rebel action (dealer pays $900)
$ 345 - Bartlein barrel (dealer pays $300)
$ 345 - HS stock (dealer pays $300)
$ 250 - cut, chamber, crown
$ 125 - cerakote barreled action
$ 125 - Timney trigger
$ 125 - bottom metal PTG M5 style
$ 100 - dip stock

$2465 ... price can be +/- based on options like: Jewell, 1-pc scope base, brake, threaded end cap, fluting, pillar glass bedding, etc....
Sure enough

I cant find anyone to put my rifle together from the parts I have for under $1200 including fluting, cerakote, and bedding or maybe I haven't looked hard enough
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Mark's work is absolutely flawless , some of the best I've ever seen !



very jelly


My interest is peeked as I have another build planned for next year.

I have worked with several APR's on true'd Rem actions and all have been impressive while I have only cruised ShortActionCustoms website.

What sets SAC apart?
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Sure enough

I cant find anyone to put my rifle together from the parts I have for under $1200 including fluting, cerakote, and bedding or maybe I haven't looked hard enough
just looked up 2 reputable GS's I know and prices vary from

$150 - 200 ... spiral flute barrel
$175 - 250 ... cerakote barreled action, bolt, and bottom metal
$200 - 275 ... pillar and glass bed stock
$275 - 350 ... cut, chamber, install, crown, and engrave barrel
... add more money if you want the barrel threaded with thread protector

I've been consulting on custom rifle builds for 25+ yrs as I know lots of people in the business. My advice, don't limit yourself to geography. Research the internet and call multiple GS's. Ask questions, and make your decision based on who you feel most comfortable with.



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My interest is peeked as I have another build planned for next year.

I have worked with several APR's on true'd Rem actions and all have been impressive while I have only cruised ShortActionCustoms website.

What sets SAC apart?
Mark is a perfectionist as his completed rifles are flawless and they shoot lights out. From bedding, to paint, to chamber jobs, to thread protectors his work is amazing .... pictures don't do his work justice http://shortactioncustoms.com/services/barrel-services/

not cheap, but his custom work is worth every penny



my tip of the day For anyone having a new barrel chambered or custom rifle built, ask the GS to make you a "stub gauge". It's a left over piece from the barrel that is chambered with the reamer and a site window milled on the side. This will allow you to take a fired piece of brass and confirm if the necks have grown and if they need trimming. You can also see the bullet seating depth to the lands. This useful tool will probably cost $50 but priceless when it comes to reloading

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Old 05-18-2017, 09:03 AM   #61
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^^^that is a great idea!
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:10 AM   #62
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^^^that is a great idea!
benchrest gunsmiths do this all the time since the gauge can serve so many purposes when reloading
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:29 AM   #63
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I don't know what this forum would be without Cajun Blake!
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:31 PM   #64
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Lightweight 300 wm
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:03 PM   #65
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Decided on a used WTO! Pumped!
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:46 PM   #66
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I don't know what this forum would be without Cajun Blake!


Howa and Simmons stock would be a lot higher.

He is a wealth of knowledge and sells dang good chili mix too!
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:13 PM   #67
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B]my tip of the day[/b] For anyone having a new barrel chambered or custom rifle built, ask the GS to make you a "stub gauge". It's a left over piece from the barrel that is chambered with the reamer and a site window milled on the side. This will allow you to take a fired piece of brass and confirm if the necks have grown and if they need trimming. You can also see the bullet seating depth to the lands. This useful tool will probably cost $50 but priceless when it comes to reloading




Thanks! This is a great suggestion.
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:23 AM   #68
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depends on who is doing the work

$1050 - Defiant Rebel action (dealer pays $900)
$ 345 - Bartlein barrel (dealer pays $300)
$ 345 - HS stock (dealer pays $300)
$ 250 - cut, chamber, crown
$ 125 - cerakote barreled action
$ 125 - Timney trigger
$ 125 - bottom metal PTG M5 style
$ 100 - dip stock

$2465 ... price can be +/- based on options like: Jewell, 1-pc scope base, brake, threaded end cap, fluting, pillar glass bedding, etc....
You sure on that defiance price? I'm interested in one at those prices lol. My deviant hunter was a good bit more. I need a dealer buddy haha
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:18 AM   #69
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Defiance has their Rebel action priced at $1090 without rail and $1190 with rail on their site. That ain't bad as I thought they'd be more as well.
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:58 AM   #70
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One rifle for everything is hard. There's alot of "better" calibers out there but I absolutely love my 308 and it's so easy to shoot and I know it's dope, I have alot of confidence in this round

7mag beats it hands down in distance and I like it too but it's just too dang much to me for whitetail around here I usually hunt with a 243 but wouldn't want to limit myself to just it for the rest of my life. If I was a big game guy elk etc I'd prob go 7mag but majority of critters I shoot will be whitetail, pigs, axis etc. 243 would handle them all but I give the nod to my 308. I haven't played with a ton of exotics but I have a safe full of guns and calibers and the 308 is what I love to punch paper with, comfy behind, enjoy reloading for and would take out if I was making a wager with a buddy on a "bet you can't hit that" kinda thing
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Old 05-20-2017, 12:04 PM   #71
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As far as brand I'm not qualified to answer...all of mine are stock action with work done from there, stock, triggers, bedding, have one with a different Barrell now. I'd listen to Cajun guy has alot of knowledge
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Old 05-20-2017, 12:11 PM   #72
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You sure on that defiance price? I'm interested in one at those prices lol. My deviant hunter was a good bit more. I need a dealer buddy haha
Hey goofball you need a new pair of reading glasses

I typed "Defiant Rebel" action , NOT Deviant Hunter or Deviant Tactical

The Rebel is Glenn's version of a 700 Clone action which all custom action manufacturers offer
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