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    Yes, the S&L are nice as @Brian says.

    Blued steel but they are proper blue and proper steel. Mine has never rusted and its had a hard life (the basic "Classic" model). Lots of dings and scrapes on the barrel and stock but they don't affect it - the internals are still perfect. The action is like an oiled piston and they are as accurate as.

    Mine is 15 years old and been all over the country with me. Never missed a beat. Never lost zero. Would have fired maybe 1000 rounds and still shoots tiny groups. Its so reliable and so predictable its almost boring. My Grandchildren will end up with it.

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    well Thar if that rifle is good enough for Tilly its got to be just the bees knees Mate....
    with the budget you are setting you can pretty much take your pick..... plurry good optics would be my first spend with that much dosh.... the Howas have great reputation for accuracy out of the box as you not too fussed about weight....or as others have said go custom....MAYBE give Greg at NZHunter a ring and see what they can do as they seem to have some very nice builds going on.....
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    Having a bit to do with a good friends S&L victory Ill add a vote. Very nice piece of wood and switch barrel as well.
    S&L are currently making a fast twist 243 barrel for it on order.
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    Some good suggestions guys.

    I'm not too keen on a custom rifle as I don't really have a specialized type of use (e.g long-range) in mind. Just want a well-built carry rifle which I can lug around the mountains for many years to come, without needing to take it to the gunsmith for a bedding job etc,etc.

    With that said - I've put in an order for a Schultz and Larsen Classic DL in 6.5x55. I love the traditional look, it's got some glowing reviews, and if Tahr's one is going strong after 15 years, there must be something good going for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    I note you said great customer service ? If so don,t by Sako or Tikka as both are part of Beretta, who,s customer service and ability to supply parts for rifles and shotguns has a lot to be desired.
    I've had to deal with Beretta once when I had my last Sako - to my amusement, I had to go through Hunting and Fishing in order to communicate with Beretta, which is basically like adding shit to a shit sandwich...
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    @Frodo but that is what custom means built for your needs!
    Not someone else's!
    So find that action get ya cartridge then ya barrel stock it d your in the clear a rifle for your needs!
    I'll get some picks up of my needs in a day our so it will be in the blue and walnut section and it came in at way under ya 5k
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    Here are some Sauer Rifles for you to have a look at.

    http://www.sauer.de/en/products/bolt...les/s-101.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    @Frodo but that is what custom means built for your needs!
    Not someone else's!
    So find that action get ya cartridge then ya barrel stock it d your in the clear a rifle for your needs!
    I'll get some picks up of my needs in a day our so it will be in the blue and walnut section and it came in at way under ya 5k
    Was ment to add patience!! And a big dose of it! It's taken me two and a half years to get mine in my hot little hands
    But it's just what I wanted
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    I've defaulted on the Schultz and Larsen.

    Buying a Brno Model 21 off Graeme Champion instead with double set triggers, double square bridge, open sights and in great condition. Will turn it into a kick arse custom rifle with new pad, stock (once I can afford it, and keep the original as it is), and put on some quick detach rings.

    Will make for a great stalking rifle. Probably not so much a long ranger though, and the blued finish isn't as weather resistant as stainless. But the finishes on the model 21/22/Zg47's are supposedly some of the best ever.

    I love the lines on it, and that it's got iron sights.
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    Here's one Peter Ryan did up:




    Looks phenomenal.
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    What caliber Frodo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    What caliber Frodo
    8x57
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    That’s what I got but in BSA CF2 with the double set triggers.
    I’ll get those pics out.
    New Zealand Walnut | NZ Walnut – Gun and Rifle Blanks Supplier, New Zealand Here’s where I got my walnut from. Brian has a 25% off at the moment on some stock
    8X57 was what I wanted but could not get the barrel so went 7X57 and still happy
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    Whose built/building you the stock, sideshow?

    Cheers for the link, I'll have a look!

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    Was going to suggest a Mauser M12 Impact in 308 I have one here its a really nice rifle , the build action all very good , feeds ejects flawlessly ,the decocker is pretty neat , trigger 2.5lb , cant see my self parting with it .
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