Re: Another new build questions thread
I've been kicking around a re-barrel on a 243 mountain rifle of my own. Similar criteria to yours. Daughter friendly deer/lope and accurate to 600 yds or so. I'm looking at the 6.5 Creedmoor. This is a Remington SA M700 mountain in a gen one Ti stock. I figure to add a little weight in a slightly heavier barrel,and open up the existing stock to suit. I don't know what your budget is,but I would think a Brux pipe,HS stock,(stockys stocks) and the necessary smithing should should land you in the $1,000 / $1,300 ball park. Shilen has served me well in the past. Douglas too. I have been hearing lots of good things about Pac-Nor these days. Barrel turn around times are pretty depressing these days. It varies from maker to maker though. Shilen and Douglas are usually not too bad. I was just on the phone with Brux last week and they are 5 months out right now. With winter coming (project season), it may well get worse. Everyone trying to get next years rig under way after hunting season. Bench Rest shooters ordering several barrels at a time. Winter can play heck with barrel turn around times.