Originally Posted by Catwhacker
I've decided to have a 7mm-300Win built. I'll use it to cull whitetails & punch holes in hogs, rocks,& paper. Weight, barrel length, & portability is not going to be much of an issue. I have a 1/2 mile walk @ the most on fairly flat ground. I'd like to get y'alls input and/or experience on the perfect "stationary" rifle. I have been leaning towards R Bros to build it. It will be my first custom rifle. Any other builder/gunsmith suggestions would be helpful & appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I shot a 700bdl 7mm RM for 20 years as a "wheatfield rifle". I thin replaced it with a 7mm RM mod 70.
I then had a 700 custom shop 7mm STW in the nineties and have shot it for same since.
Last year I picked up a .300 Rum so I could really stretch it out and get it there with even better BC and higher energy.
We have a half dozen very good custom builders here at LRH not to mention Len's LR rifles so between them I'm sure you can find exactly what you need.
Depending on where you are in Texas you might also want to give Garland a call at GGG Gunsmithing in Stephenville if you want someone more local. He builds an excellent rifle.
With any of the above you won't go wrong.
If you are essentially using this solely as a bench/Texas Deer blind rig, you might as well look at 12-14lbs as a finished weight, 28-30" length, 1" finished diameter at the muzzle.
You probably want to go with a 1:9 Twist so you can take advantage of the high BC heavy bullets.