Originally Posted by matt_3479
Need some help from the folks on here. I know there is about a million posts from me about the same topic but i keep getting more confused. I know what i want in the end im just not sure how to get there. This is what i want; A relatively light/mid weight custom 300. win mag. around 13-14 lb range scoped hopefully.
WHAT TO DO!!
I think you need to take a breather.
You first mentioned this build in February of 2011 and you have 4 new threads on it in 3 days this week!
We can't make the decision for you. That's up to you. A new thread every day asking us really won't get you what you want.
The best route is the route you take - we can't take it for you.
Work up a budget
, decide what you want (a goal
), and then see how the two meet. Is the goal a long range 300 or a long range no-holds-barred 300? Or just a rifle that can shoot long range? If so, you have one of those already.
If you can afford a full custom, then do it. If you can only afford it by selling your 7mm and your 300, then do that first while you order the parts for the custom. If a full custom at $4000 just isn't in your budget no matter what then maybe it's time to adjust your sights. It's a heck of an expensive way to start long range shooting before you even know if you really like it or not.
Once you figure that out contact a gunsmith and build it ... or just buy the Sendero you mention and shoot it.
That's what I did - and my Sendero shoots as well as my hunting partner's $4000 custom.
Good luck with your build. Let us know when it's ordered.