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Does anyone know ballpark about what one cost? Will SSK accept a Kimber 300 WSM as a donor action providing it works properly or Winchester only? I do like short barrel handy rifles and I'm at a crossroads. Put money into a CZ for AHR upgrade (no current issues with this rifle) or buy a B&M made from the action up. I do alot of mountain hunting and maybe this year in grizzly country, so a trim heavy hitter would be nice. Thinking something 416 cal on up. Thanks
 

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Give SSk a call and they will be able to tell you and give you cost information and lead time on how long it will take to get your rifle back.
I have a 458B&M. @PHOENIX PHIL recommended to me a couple years ago. I had it built on a stainless WIN 70 action for a Alaska rifle.
It is a great shooting and handling little rifle that you can load anywhere from 45/70 to 458WM ballistics.
 

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I agree with Dave, I'd give SSK a call to find out. If you don't hear something on Monday, let me know and I'll give Michael McCourry a call to find out.
 

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Ok thanks, I was just looking for a ballpark idea on cost. Planned on sending them an email in next day or so.
 

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Ok thanks, I was just looking for a ballpark idea on cost. Planned on sending them an email in next day or so.

Yeah sorry I can't be more specific. My .458B&M was bought from previous owner so I didn't go through the build process.
 

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Does anyone know ballpark about what one cost? Will SSK accept a Kimber 300 WSM as a donor action providing it works properly or Winchester only? I do like short barrel handy rifles and I'm at a crossroads. Put money into a CZ for AHR upgrade (no current issues with this rifle) or buy a B&M made from the action up. I do alot of mountain hunting and maybe this year in grizzly country, so a trim heavy hitter would be nice. Thinking something 416 cal on up. Thanks

A 416 Ruger with a 20 inch barrel would seem to fit the requirement and cost under $1k. :)

For a bit more coin, there's an interesting listing on GB:
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/766151290
 

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That is a nice rifle. I did forget I just bought a 375 Ruger last week that would work just fine. Put a few rounds through it and been at work since. I'm still interested in a B&M though. Seems like we all have an itch we can't get away from hu.
 

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Michael, the founder of B&M had some rifles for sale recently.
not sure if they all sold so he still may have some ready built rifles available.
you can contact him directly through the B&m web site or you are welcome to pm me and I will send you his contact details.

cheers.
Paul.
 

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A 416 Ruger with a 20 inch barrel would seem to fit the requirement and cost under $1k. :)

For a bit more coin, there's an interesting listing on GB:
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/766151290
Even better if you could find one of the older Ruger M77 Alaskans with the hogue stock. They were cool little rifles and could probably be had for under $800 in .416 Ruger. My guess is that a majority of people who buy them do not fire them a lot. Recoil is pretty stout. I am one of those rare exceptions who has to load 100 rounds for mine and then burn them up over time so that I have an excuse to load 100 more:A Wacko:. I will say that the .416 Ruger is prevalent, available (components and data wise) and hits like a hammer. Loaded with 350 grain bullets it shoots just as flat as a .30-06 loaded with 180s.
 

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For the money the Ruger can't be beat. Guess I just had my eye on something compact in 458 or 475. I emailed B&M and I'll see what SSK has to say when I get some time.
 

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