View Full Version : Budget O3A3 Sniper Rifle
08-25-2007, 05:57 PM
I have a sportized O3A3 that has a bad barrel. It has a home made stock, barrel bore is black and pitted. Need some kind of sniper stock heavy barrel, trigger, scope. Would like to build it ,but needs to be on a budget. Thanks for any info Rich
08-26-2007, 03:45 AM
honestly, take your time if you have to. Don't rush a building real sniper rifle. Anything worth doing is worth doing right. Sell the 03, and get an action worth building something on (like a 700). Then as you get the cash, buy parts piece by piece. you will be much happier in the long run with the final product, and what it'll do on paper.
08-26-2007, 04:00 AM
Fritz is giving you some sound advice. But if you're looking to build an 03A4 replica or you're looking for a challenge that's another thing altogether.
08-27-2007, 12:33 AM
I lean towards Fritz's idea. I would sell the '03 and put the $$ into a 700 action. However reworking the 03 has been done for years. My thoughts are that by the time you have that action trued and eevverything else that needs to be done, you might have been able to keep the '03 as is, buy a Savage 110FP Tactical and rebarrel you '03 when your money permits. This model was my first tactical rifle. It has thousands of rounds through it. I took it out and shot it a couple weeks ago for posterity sake. It is amazingly accurate. It ain't no McMillan but it still shoots MOA at 600 yards. And one ragged hole at 100. not a 3 or 5 shot group either, I'm talking the whole box!
08-27-2007, 12:36 AM
Hold your mouse over the 'law enforcement' button for a drop down menu. Have fun!http://savagearms.com/110fp.htm
08-27-2007, 12:41 AM
And as a bonus, I think that Brownell's (maybe),sells rebarrel kits for the 110 series rifles. As in like barrels in different chambering for cartridges that share the same rim family dimensions, ie. For a .30-06 -.270 Win .25-06 . But that's just my recollection.
08-27-2007, 12:54 AM
Blazerbender, I think your right. From what I've read, the barrels are pretty easily changed also. Same with the short action. There's a barrel nut on it that looks like you would loosen it with a spanner wrench. I haven't had to do it after countless rounds. IMO, this is alot of rifle for the money.