Re: One VS Many
I still think the best all-around cartridge is the .280 AI..... Light contour 26" 1:9 twist high-quality barrel (Douglas, Rock Creek, Broughton, Brux, etc...), trued and blueprinted 700 LA w/ standard bolt, and a good HS stock with everything bedded & floated, NF 5.5-22x56 MOAR, w/ your choice of rings & bases, and you'd have a packable lightweight 1,000 yard shooter for hunting or target shooting. You could have a badass setup for under $4,000 with high-quality optics!
That's a basic run-down of my custom build, but I'm going with a Sendero contour barrel. Probably Rock Creek 5R 26" 1:9 twist. Might do same specs on a Douglas 5-groove XX-Match stainless barrel.
"I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger
"Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith
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Originally Posted by WildRose
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.