Sounds like you got your self a plan. You may want to talk with him about what you want. He could give some very good advice as to build that perfect stalker. Maybe in this application the McMillian may not be a good option. The only reason I am saying this is that it is specifically designed to be put on a bipod and drug through the woods. They are quite long and very heavy. Half the rifles weight is in the stock itself. You could look at maybe getting a wood stock in the same profile and save your self about 3lbs. I would venture a guess that with pillar and glass bedding you will not gain any weight and be just as accurate. You could save a little money for better glass and accessories.
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good equipment and stocks.
, I really like these and probably get one some day. Having children puts the clamps on this kind of stuff.
The more I think about it, I really like having the short barrel. It makes it nice for crawling under thick brush. It was a life save a couple years ago. Hunted in some really nasty thick stuff. A long barrel would have sucked emensly.
Hope this helps. Understand I am not trying to talk you out of a McMillian. You would be getting one heck of a stock with a really nice action and factory tube. Like I said, talk to your smith and see what he thinks.
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