Remington + Savage = Remage One Awesome Custom Rifle Build

| July 6, 2022 | 1 Comments

Why Now

Building a custom Remington 700 at one time seemed so overwhelming to me. It required a special set of skills, special machinery in order to mill a barrel and after all of that you were still looking to do stock work in bedding the action. However, with the introduction of the Remage platform and James Kessler over at Northland Shooter Supply help boost my confidence to get engaged with customer rifle builds. Something I thought honestly was way out of my reach. A Remage is a Remington 700 action with a Savage Barrel Nut. You can obtain everything from the tools needed to assemble and quality parts. James gave such quality service and I am boasting so much about him, I feel a need to mention I am not affiliated in anyway with Northland. I didn’t get anything for free not even a discount for doing this review/video. After speaking with James on the phone my confidence was so high that both DM and I both ordered rifle kits.

 

Things to Consider

There are a few things for you to consider before rushing into this. I think the most important is the caliber and stock. The caliber will determine the action required, long or short action easy decision here. Both of these builds was for 6.5Creedmoor. One of the most complicated decisions is the stock. Why the stock simply put do you want an ADL, BDL or magazine feed type of setup, so many options here. The ADL does not have any inlet to install bottom metal. The BDL Stock has an inlet which lets you install the drop open style bottom metal hinged floor plate. The magazine cut for both the ADL and BDL is lined with a metal magazine box and fitted with a follower and spring. Though with the Remington 700 you can also move to the AICS detachable box magazine feed system. Both DM and I decided to go with the BDL type setup. Though as you will see in the video, DM switched to the AICS type box magazine feed system and MDT Chassis from a HS Precision stock. Jerry apologies up front if you ever read this, folks if you are undecided or do not know what to choose call James up he will take time with you. As you can see the platform is flexible and easy to convert later but will cost additional make this decision up front, my humble opinion.   

I didn’t mention trigger as there are so many on the open market for a Remington 700 receiver chose what you like.

 

Build List

Now what you all came here for I am sure. Looking for a way to make the process even easier. 

DM’s Build From Northland

If you wanted you could send James this list and it will get you an exact replica. You will still need to have this received by a FFL to complete your background check.

REM 700 ACTION- RH/SA- .473 BF- STAINLESS- TRUED- 27559 — Trued and Blue Printed Action

26″- CBI- SM- REM/AGE- VAR- 6.5 CM- 8T-W/ 5/8-24 X .625 THREAD — 26in Criterion Barrel

NSS REM/AGE PRECISION GROUND RECOIL LUG

NSS REM/AGE SQUARED AND TRUED BARREL NUT

BARREL NUT DISCOUNT W/ BARREL PURCHASE

FRONT- REM 700 ACTION SCREW STAINLESS

REAR REM 700 ACTION SCREW SS

Fat Bastard 3 Muzzle Break for 6.5Creedmoor

Timney Two Stage Trigger

DM’s Stock — Altus Shooting Solutions

Masterpiece Arms Matrix Chassis

MPA Barricade Stop

MDT Short Action Metal Magazine (.308/6.5CM)

Tools Needed From Northland

NSS ACTION WRENCH

TAPER LOC

NSS 4″ BARREL NUT WRENCH

Pacific Tool Gauge — Go No Go Headspace Gauges

Additional Tools Needed

Barrel Vice

Sturdy Work Bench

Painters Tape or Rosin for additional grip on the barrel

Optics

NightForce AtacR 5-25 F1

Badger 34MM Scope Rings

 

Range Time

Though this article was all written around the journey DM has taken with his rifle and the questions I received after a quick guest appearance in the

Uintah Precision UPR10 First Outing: Rem/Age Build MPA Chassis: Dogwood 6.5 Creedmoor 140gr ELD Ammo

 

 

Stay Tuned More To Come on Mr.Revolverguy’s Build

 

After sighting in the first 5 shots from the new build at 200 yards

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  1. Tex Patriot says:

    You will need a barrel vice as well.

    I am doing a similar build with a Big Horn Origin action and a pre-fit shouldered 280 AI barrel. The Origin is setup to accept Savage barrels. I love the idea of being able to do a barrel swap myself should I need to.

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