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Can you make a cheaper M40 clone?

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#1 Fredrick Wafflestein

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Posted May 05 2015 - 03:28 PM

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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

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#2 Paté

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Posted May 05 2015 - 03:43 PM

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Posted May 05 2015 - 03:48 PM

Buy a conversion kit for a 10/22

I only say that in half jest as looks and performance are not the same.

If your question is are there accurate bolt action rifles with stocks that don't cost 1500 then yes.
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#4 Fredrick Wafflestein

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Posted May 05 2015 - 03:49 PM

Buy a conversion kit for a 10/22

I only say that in half jest as looks and performance are not the same.

If your question is are there accurate bolt action rifles with stocks that don't cost 1500 then yes.


I want to know if i can buy a 7.62/.308 with that same rifle stock where i won't have to spend 2,000 dollars

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Posted May 05 2015 - 03:56 PM

Buy a Remington 700 and change out the stock to a Bell & Carlson, Choate, or McMillian, etc...

#6 Fredrick Wafflestein

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Posted May 05 2015 - 04:03 PM

oh, i found this.

https://www.mcmillan...ical-stocks-a4/

I can buy this stock and put it with a Remington 700 spending at most about 1000-1200 dollars

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Posted May 05 2015 - 04:11 PM

Don't forget the glass. A very nice Optic will be a pretty penny. All depends on what you want to spend. Have fun.
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Posted May 05 2015 - 04:21 PM

Don't forget the glass. A very nice glass will be a pretty penny. All depends on what you want to spend. Have fun.


I'm not too sure about glass bedding. I'm gonna be dropping a lot of money on this if I decide to buy this. Then again, I'm not even sure i want this because I've been obsessed with getting a straight pull ak 74 rifle.

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Posted May 05 2015 - 05:24 PM

I'm not too sure about glass bedding. I'm gonna be dropping a lot of money on this if I decide to buy this. Then again, I'm not even sure i want this because I've been obsessed with getting a straight pull ak 74 rifle.

He's talking about a scope
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Posted May 05 2015 - 05:25 PM

I'm not too sure about glass bedding. I'm gonna be dropping a lot of money on this if I decide to buy this. Then again, I'm not even sure i want this because I've been obsessed with getting a straight pull ak 74 rifle.

glass has nothing to do with glass bedding but rather glass as in rifle scope, on my 308 Savage I spent 1500 on the scope alone.

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Posted May 05 2015 - 05:25 PM

http://i41.servimg.c...20/img_6911.jpg

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

Rem action
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 rail

GAP 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.

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Posted May 05 2015 - 05:31 PM

Dave is the go to guy for USMC clone rifles: http://www.chpws.com/

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Posted May 05 2015 - 06:10 PM

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

Rem action
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 rail

GAP 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.


Don't they also use Douglas barrels, or was that just on the earlier platforms?

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Posted May 05 2015 - 06:15 PM

Buy a Remington 700 and change out the stock to a Bell & Carlson, Choate, or McMillian, etc...



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Posted May 05 2015 - 06:15 PM

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i'm sorry I went full retard right there

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Posted May 05 2015 - 06:23 PM

Don't they also use Douglas barrels, or was that just on the earlier platforms?


My understanding is a long time ago. Harts been out since 96 or 97. Gary Schneider has been it for a while. He'll sell you a contract bbl if you call him.
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Posted May 05 2015 - 06:27 PM

Just noticed those guns both have oversized bolt knobs as well. That's a no go too

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Posted May 05 2015 - 06:39 PM

Just noticed those guns both have oversized bolt knobs as well. That's a no go too


well, i'm looking for something that looks very similar. doesn't have to be exact but I just wanted a rifle and action that i can fit into that stock which i actually found lol

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Posted May 05 2015 - 07:37 PM

well, i'm looking for something that looks very similar. doesn't have to be exact but I just wanted a rifle and action that i can fit into that stock which i actually found lol


When you order that stock from McMillan they can make it fit basically any rifle. They run 6-7 months lead time. I think the USMC spec stocks are $960 ish





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