Originally Posted by SubSniper91395
Hello, I am looking for an all-around bada** tactical rifle that I can feel confident in. I want something that can reach out and nail a 1000 yd target but also be able to be taken hunting as well. I know I'm looking at polar opposites here, but that's why I came to the gurus of FTF because you often can find me what I want or damn close to it. I already have a few things in mind. Such as building a rifle around the Rem 700 action, or going with a Savage 110 BA. I was looking at the 300 win mag or 338 Lapua (leaning more to the 300) and my price ceiling is about $2500. Help me please?
Originally Posted by mymaro
I would like to to stay under 1000
Well heck you can do tons for under 1k! Whenever I build a rifle I always go for something that is capable of doing everything. Remember, Fear not the man with several rifles, fear the man with 1 that knows how to use it... If you're looking for something that is a good all around gun than the 6.5 X 284 Norma is about the best thing out there, it is capable of killing elk at long range yet still isn't over kill for deer and smaller game like the magnums!
But if a magnum is what you want than I would get the 7mm WSM it is simply the best 7 millimeter out there. Reason being The 7 millimeter Remington Magnum is belted and so is the 7 STW. the 7 millimeter Remington ultra mag just simply burns too much powder and your barrel life is horrible.
Plus the 7wsm is a short action which cuts down on weight an gives you a little extra rigidity! ballistically it outperforms pretty much all of the 30 calibers out there except for the 300 Remington ultra mag! The only other 7 millimeter I would consider it is a 7 millimeter Dakota which is a little hard on barrels and is very expensive to shoot...
I recently purchased a Remington short action from a pawn shop for 300 bucks. Then I'm going to rebarrel it to a 6.5 x 284. between the lathe work (125$ fit and chamber) and the barrel cost itself (300$ for a #4 hart) It should come out to 725$ total and I will do the stock work myself! Not bad for a solid 9.5 pound gun (including the scope)!
Here's a savage I did. Believe it or not this is the same stock. It is now fully bedded and fully floated plus now the cheek comb matches me perfectly!