Originally Posted by coop35
I'm wanting to purchase either of these rifles for long range shooting locally. I want the best accuracy for the money. Second, I intend to hunt with it thus coming winter. Which one of these will give me the best moa without buying a custom rifle?I'm looking at 7 mag. 7 Rum, 300 magazine, 300 rum, and lastly. 308. This will be my first long range gun, and will likely be a stepping stone to a custom rifle later. What doyou think should I hold out for a custom rig, or just get what I can now?
You left out the 7mm STW.
Either the 7mm STW or 300 Rum will set a guy up awfully well.
With such a varied list of calibers though I'd have to ask what you'll be hunting and maximum range.
Really hard to say much without that info.
As for the platform, either should do very fine for you with just a basic floating and bedding job.
You can certainly go the route of a full custom if you want, but it will require a long wait and a much larger investment on the front it.
If you decide to go that route Look at Len's LR packages, some of which he keeps ready to go/in stock and/or our sponsors who build customs.