Duck........Nuthin personal I just like throwing dead sqirrels
I want my next rifle caliber to be 7mm WSM and I like the Vanguard S2, but they don't make it in 7 WSM. I've considered 270WSM, but want the better ballistics of the 7 WSM for LR. (Am I splitting hairs, considering I'm not in any formal competitions?)
Yep your splitting hairs=The accuracy of the individual barrel will make a bigger difference than the BC of the 270 vrs 7 @ 600 yards and your wind reading ability will make a bigger difference @ 1000
The V S2 does come in 270 WSM, but I'm wondering what would have to be done, and if it is plausable to rechamber it to a 7WSM. Obviously a new barrel at around $350 + mounting for starters.
I bet your going to double the cost of the gun just to have a 7 vrs 270. Shoot the 270 out and REBARREL then??
I've also read the articles on building a low cost LR rifle but it seems like I would have to buy more parts and integrate them; action, trigger assembly, bottom metal, barrel, stock, and what else? This sounds more expensive than a $485 + 350 + service to rechamber and rebarrel.
Stop reading and srart shooting, not to be mean but your gonna find out relitivly quick that sporter weight V2 is tricky to shoot longrange with........
I've got a 7WSM varmint contoured barrel comeing for an old Savage action that already has a tunable trigger and suitable stock. I paid $350 for the gun years ago and shot out the 6.5-284 barrel than came with it, the barrel is a $174 prechambered/prethreaded Shaw that I'm betting/hopeing is MOA out to 1000??
Short barrel life for a compition gun? 99% of shooters will not truely shoot out a barrel