actually, I prefer the Savage over the Remington.But if you are going that far I would definately true up the action.
Here are some pix of one I built for myself and could not be more pleased.It is chambered in 7MM WSM
with a 1 in 9 twist 30" Krieger. Also I see no reason to go with 1-1/2" barrel unless you want the extra weight.
My barrel is 1-1/4" for 10" and then straight taper to .950 and the entire gun weighs right on 20lbs.Just made and put on a muzzle break today and recoil is about like a .223
The two groups were shot at 700 yds. with 70grs. of retumbo with a hornady 162 AMAX cronied at 3155 fps.
the four shot group was fired second after moving point of imact.
[ 11-27-2004: Message edited by: 308 nate ]