Originally Posted by captainjoe
I like this kind of thinking... start with what you got and work up. Glad I found these forums. I have a Remington 721 and a Winchester which I don't want to modify due to sentimental reasons. The Remington has had extractor problems which have now been corrected for now. :(
On the note of calibers, I was thinking of starting out with 300 Win Mag. If I wanted upgrade options from there, what would you recommend if someone might want to eventually consider the .388 Edge?
Your nephew's rife is beautiful. Very inspiring!
Caliber...as I said, 300WinMag or bigger. Personally, I went with 300RUM.
My 300RUM by MCR
If/when the barrel is cooked, I will move up to one of the 338s.
FYI, the upgrades to my nephew's rifle were a grand total of ~$400
For optics, be sure to look at Sightron SIII. They are great scopes with glass that is as good if not better than Leupold. Several friends of mine use them exclusively on their longrange rigs.
Because of your questions about caliber etc, it seems your mind is still not made up about whether to work with your '06 for now or build something new. Which way are you beginning to lean?