I would like to thank you all for your time and opinions.
Unfortunately, I have realize that my expectations about the SMLE are too unrealistic.I have to choose another platform.The SMLE is definitely too "weak" for my plans.
I think that I opt for a Mauser action(again).
Here are my options(I'm talking about the action only)
-Mauser 98 (Old, used, cheap but in excellent conditions.The Rail system will be welded on the the action)
-Mauser M98(brand new, with integrated scope mounts(I know...it will cost me an arm and a leg...especially if I want a titanium one)
-Mauser M12(Brand new, Mauser-quality grade, faster)
Keep in mind that:
-the rifle will be chambered in 7,62 NATO or .338 Lapua Magnum
-I need a good barrel. A heavy, match-grade one.What do you suggest?What is the best out there?It must be extremely accurate at 1000 yrd.
I'll do somethign like this(The one in the picture is a zastava, not an original Mauser.But the mechanism remains the same)