Sounds like your on your way to having some expermental longrange "GUN FUN."
Your thoughts on equipment are very good and I'm sure the outfit will be capable of doing what you want it to do. Are you going to have a muzzle brake
on that rifle or did I miss that?
I'm putting a set of Bushnell Spacemasters (bigeyes)together for another Poster here and have enough parts coming to do two sets if your interested. I've put over 40 Sets together over the years.
Good luck with your project and keep us posted.
You have NEVER bugged me. I'm always glad to help someone out and I know you will be happy with the 300 RUM for the hunting you plan on doing with it. One of these days I may just have to try your hunting area, if you get my drift. Maybe I can see your rifle in action????????
Your shooting the 300 Gr at 2707 FPS. Just as a comparison, my 338/416 Rigby IMP with the 37" barrel spits them out as high as 3310 FPS if I don't care about loading the brass more then 2X. You can imagine my downrange trajectory. We do have two different styles of shooting and rifles. I envy those who can belly shoot or Off hand shoot at extended range. I use a by-pod on my carry guns and the heavy ones are bench mounted.
We have an Ex-PA State champ (across the course and Silouette) at Williamsport that will put it on you off hand with his 308 Win EVERY shot at 1000 yards on a calm day. He put on a deminstration for us and you would not want to be on the impact area if he was shooting at you. He is also 74 years old and still shots the big PA silhouette matches. Just food for thought here.
It's nice to see all these fellows building guns and practicing with them to perfect their skills. This forum is not made up of 3 to 5 day a year shooter/hunters and that's what makes posting here so enjoyable.
The smell of burning gunpowder still makes me "Horney" even after all these years.
[ 01-29-2002: Message edited by: Darryl Cassel ]