Originally Posted by 257wby257
Building a hunting rifle and need to decide on an action. Not worried about money....just want the best. Thoughts or advice???
I built 270wby myself a few years ago. Kind of similar situation, I used my passed father's Savage action I bought for him just prior to losing him. The Savage action gave me the ability to do all the work myself. That really add to the special meaning of rifle. Sorry about cell phone photo quality. But it gives ya a idea of what you can accomplish. It's not the fanciest or most expensive but like I mentioned it has a special meaning to me. Oh, and the rifle is smokin' accurate.
Savage long action
Custom Bolt Handle
26" Douglas barrel plus Harrow(sp?) brake, heavy recoil lug from (Jim @ northland shooters supply) He's a great guy for advice on building Savages!!!!
Baked on Dura coat in Coyote Tan/brown
B&C Stock epoxy bedded action and lug
Vortex Viper 6.5x20x50
EGW 20 MOA w/Weaver mounts
Midway cheek rest