Are they actually that good and worth the money? I have seen these custom Rem 700 goes for a lot, but i cannot appreciate the beauty or functionality of it. Can someone chime in?
Let me know if your custom build has test targets to match what I posted above, I bet not. Imagine if there were handloads involved.
One hole is a guarantee that takes work, there is a lot more too it and when you have one in your hand it is very evident where the money is spent. It's a long term investment, it's a collector's piece, and it's a shooter.
This is meant to be a question than trolling. I have no issue with spending money for first rate work. No question that there are many top 1911 smiths out there but when you consider the top ones they are very close to each other in price. For example, i know you respect Robert Gradeous. We can agree that his attention to detail is phenomenon. You supply the best components and he will build a kick ass rifle together for you for $1250.
So here is my crude estimate:
Top tier barrel $350
McMillan stock $600
Top tier DBM: $350
Jewel trigger $230
Custom action (Stiller/Surgeon) $1100
So my question to you is does what Tacops provide by using a Remington action instead of a Surgeon etc, and Remington trigger justify and provide a better rifle for more money?
I know this is nothing new for many of you, but I recently had my mind blown wide open. I had the opportunity to take a gander in the trophy/gun room of a wealthy Safari hunter and outdoorsman.
What did I learn? I learned that "expensive" is an extremely relative term. My eyes were opened to a whole new world of "expensive". I couldn't believe a word when he started telling me about the rifles in his gun case... Take his $200,000 Holland & Holland Royal Double Rifle - now that's a whole new tier of "expensive". I didn't even know those kind of rifles existed - come to find out, I'm just LTK haha.
I think we should all count ourselves lucky that even the best and most expensive of our "tactical" rifles still run under $10,000. I can't imagine how different this sport would be if we were paying $50,000 - $300,000 for our rifles!
I have never handled a Tac Ops rifle, but I agree with those above - there is a new level of craftsmanship and care that go into rifles of this caliber.
The biggest thing people look at is the price, well when you consider the amount of work he puts into the rifle, it well worth the cost. You are not just buying "a rifle" you are buying much more.
Mike knows his rifle intimately, and can recite all the work done to any rifle he puts out. Not to mention he has been in this business for a long time. They are immediately recognizable and to be honest, most people have never seen one because the owners covet them so much.
The results speak for themselves, nothing leaves until they shoot and shoot light's out. Tac Ops supplies test targets for each and every one and they are 1 hole targets. Very few builders supply test targets like this.
This is about results, if you're only downside is the price, well then you haven't been paying attention to the industry or what a Premier Rifle really costs... Complaining it is expensive just means you can't afford it and now you're butt hurt about it.
This is an interesting thread. I did not realize that custom actions needed extra work similar to a factory Remington. It makes sense though if you are chasing extreme tolerances and accuracy.
It makes me feel better about using a factory Remmy for my 1st custom. Next task - become rich and buy a Tac Ops.
What the hell do they do with load development? Or are they developed for the OAL of the federal match?
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Well I just couldn't wait any longer for an X-ray 51, so I called Mike and left a message. He called back on the same day ( today), and took my order! DONE! Check in the mail. Mike is an awesome guy, and a fast talker. No wander he's the best tac rifle builder, you can just hear the passion in his voice. Now the countdown begins!