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T-CAIN
May 9, 2011, 08:59 PM
Im havng trouble finding somewhere to buy a Rem 700 action. Does anybody have any info on where you can buy them. Or do you have to buy an old gun just for the action. Thank you.

K-Swift
May 9, 2011, 09:06 PM
Midway and Brownells used to sell complete actions, brand new.

Not sure about anymore...

big al hunter
May 9, 2011, 09:37 PM
I frequently find used rifles at pawn shops that are priced less than the action is worth by itself. If I were to build a rifle that is where I would start. Have you tried direct with remington or their custom shop.

jmr40
May 9, 2011, 10:11 PM
Best bet is to find a donor rifle action. After removing the stock and barrel and reselling them you can get into the action cheap

smarquez
May 9, 2011, 11:17 PM
I think I saw one here in Southern California. Not sure if it is a magnum or std. action.
http://bainanddavisgunshop.com/

T-CAIN
May 9, 2011, 11:32 PM
Yea I figured after searching on the web for awhile and not finding any that they were hard to come by. I Guess buying a cheap used rifle is the way to go. Thank you all for your advice.

Doyle
May 10, 2011, 10:00 AM
There is a Rem 700 long-action on Gunbroker right that is listed as having a badly pitted barrel that needs replacing. It looks like it would make a dandy donor action.

20thru45
May 11, 2011, 01:54 AM
I bought a Rem 700 LH -06 for under $350 at a pawn shop. This is a project rifle for me , I might salt it away for two or three years before a rebarrel.

Doyle
May 11, 2011, 07:28 AM
Here's the link to the project rifle on Gunbroker.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=228324283

T-CAIN
May 11, 2011, 09:33 PM
Thanks Doyle for the link, think I might try the two local pawn shops first.