Is there a way to make a bolt action rifle that looks almost exactly the same as the M40 rifle in the picture below without dropping over 1,500 dollars? Is there perhaps a cheaper bolt gun that can be fitted with the same stock as in the picture?
i figured they're might be someone knowledgeable on this
Neither of those guns are M40A3s- or clones. Top gun has the incorrect stock (one knob instead of two), Both have incorrect fluted barrels. Both guns have the incorrect optical mounting platform and incorrect triggers (appear to be jewels). Barrels appear short, should be 24" from the lug, 25" overall. Neither rifle is lug slotted
. Both guns have incorrect factory lugs. The Top gun has the wrong bottom metal for the stock and it isn't correct to USMC guns. Optics and rings are wrong.
Spec on the later m40A3
Schneider contract bbl
M24 trigger from Rem
McMillan A4 USMC spec stock (only available in one screw cheek piece now)
Ross .312 lug
Ross optical mounting platform
Badger M5 bottom metal
Badger also supplies the lugs and optical platforms for the Marines. The A6 is a different stock, unsure how they are handling the scope mount.
A5s have a surefire brake and PGW UNS railGAP is kinda close
, CH PWS is better
, Dave ran the PWS before he retired
The correct guns are lug slotted for mount. The barrel is left with lathe marks on it before they blacken it.
$1500 isn't even half way there on parts dude. The barrels on the actual M24s/M40A1, A3, A5 (not the pretend guns labeled as such
) are all a heavy profile similar to a Shilen 7
Those two guns in the pics are rem 700s in McMillian A4 stocks. If you know the guy, offer him $800 for the bottom stock and sell it to me for $900.
Edited by jarheadsergeant, May 05 2015 - 05:56 PM.