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I'm looking for a long action to build a rifle on. Any suggestions? I've been hitting the gun shows and reading the want ads try

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  • #16
    ish, thanks for the help. I'm astounded at the low price, the Rem. and the Legacy that I've priced were something like $400 and up. I hope the stores you mentioned will come up when I google them. I think it would be wise to go with something that could be easily repaired rather than an outstanding but otherwise useless action if something breaks. I was just thinking that maybe the M24/47 & M48 is cheaper because of work involved. I'm curious now.
    Ed, thanks for offer, let me know what you find out.

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    • #17
      ish,
      Went to sites mentioned. Samco Global has some interesting stuff but from what I see the M24/47 is a short action 8mm Mauser, I need a long action. If you see this again please mail me at jim_wright2001, please note the underscore dash, I'll give you main address later.
      Ed, if you see this please do the same.

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      • #18
        Jim in Mo I looked at Samco Global and noted the same thing. Looks like J & G only list a few mausers for sale at this time. Another web site or two indicated that the era of cheap mausers is over as they had none in stock. Southern Ohio Guns is a site that another pal bought two K-98s from about two years ago but it appears they only have ammo and parts now.
        TD, my globe trotting friend, said to inquire by phone to J & G because he was there before Christmas and they had lots of guns which are not listed on the web site.

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        • #19
          Jim in Mo,
          I called Midway and they do not have the Remington 798 in stock at this time. Remington projects that it will make a limited quantity of barreled actions available but appears to be gauging customer demand before doing so.
          I'd considered Samco as a resource, but any Mauser action I obtain from them will have to be drilled and tapped for scope mounts, and the bolt handles on a number of them will have to reshaped to clear a scope's eyepiece. Since the Remington 798 and a number of other Mauser sporters (used FN, Husqvarna, Santa Barbara, etc.) will not require additional gunsmithing expenses for those services, it seemed a good idea.
          Midway did suggest I call Remington's offices in North Carolina (Ph: 1-800-243-9700) during normal business hours (Mon-Fri) to discuss it further, and I will do that. I'll post whatever information I uncover.
          Good luck on your project.
          Ed

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          • #20
            idduckhntr,
            As I understand it, the Remington 798 is made in the Czech Republic, which has been a member of NATO since 1999. My resources show no disposition of that tooling to Russia, but your information may be more current than mine.
            Ed

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            • #21
              What about an older Savage 110 0r 111. They're as accurate as anything out there, and might not cost a fortune.

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              • #22
                I recently found a rem 700 for a few hundred at a pawn shop. I sat down and called about 15 stores to find it. Most who use the 700 will also work with a savage 110. Good luck hope you find one!

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                  Remington 700

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