I can't stand it anymore........I gotta try it. I keep reading about pre-chambered and drop in barrels and I intend to find out just what a person can expect from a basically "bolt together" project.
I "accidentally" purchased a like new Stevens 200 .270 the other day for $239.00. When my wife isn't looking I'm going to order a varmint weight barrel from 4D chambered in 7mm Dakota $360.00. Going to get a magnum bolt head from PTG (maybe a fluted bolt as well). I am going to form my brass from 300 ultra mag, mostly because I have a bunch of them, so basically it will be a 7mm Dakota with a rebated rim. Will add some nice bottom metal and bolt it all into a good quality (likely laminated) stock. 20 moa one piece base and likely a Vortex scope should finish it off. Haven't researched what trigger I want to use yet.
Not really trying to build a bargain basement rifle here but I think the whole project should come in at a very reasonable price. Be nice if it shoots well too
Any input from you gurus out there will be greatly appreciated.