One can only wonder how/why Kyle Busch is always at the front of the NASCAR pack? Money if spent properly buys quality. Note the spent properly.
I have two rifles that I consider top of the line go to rifles for LRH.
495 Dollar donor REM 700 LH 338 Win Mag that due to several reasons the previous owner cut the stock down at a very improper angle and beat the hell out of himself. Thus the 495 price off of the consignment rack.
I reconfigured the stock did a pillar bedding job on it myself. Had a Holland QD installed to keep my collar bone in one piece. Installed a weaver tactical on a one piece Leuy base and Burris Signature rings. It was very accurate with 250 Sierras and 252 Wildcats. 1/2 MOA out to 800 yards "Most of the time". Flyers are mostly due to light weight of the rifle and the extended range. She weighs in at 9.5 pounds.
As the Win moniker isn't as sexy as RUM I snagged a 40$ 338 RUM Sporter take off barrel. Still shoots 1/2 moa and if I pay particular attention to my prone form shes good to 900 yards w/o adjusting windage on the scope.
Total cost: about 750 bucks not including the scope. No blue printing on action just squared up bolt and receiver face as part of barrel swap. Scope was $365 used from SWFA.
Why so accurate: Just plain luck.
(This will get you up front on a dirt track)
Used my dad's old REM 721 action and trigger. Sent it to Kirby and said turn it into a 270 AM. I went inexpensive on the stock as my intention was to stock it myself. The rifle came back with a 125 buck B&C sporter stock. The shipping spec out of APS is 1/2" at 100 yds and I was told I would be very happy with this one. Man was I ever! My very few 1000 yd groups are frightening. This rifle and cartridge was designed around the 169.5 Wildcat bullet.
The only wrong thing I did was not being used to custom or semi custom rifles I thought I had to "work up" a load. Big mistake.
Those who purchase customs including being bedded by smith, just need to have the recommended load do the barrel break in while sighting in and developing the beginnings of a drop chart and KERPOW! you're ready to go.
(This might get you on the Nation Wide circuit)
Rifle 3: Being built by Kirby.
375 AM (I gotta be nutz
- I think this was on my bucket list)
Pac Nor Barrel
APS Pain Killer brake
Jewell trigger w/safety.
Batt (I think) 20 MOA base
Will have an NF scope.
Bottom line, a few more bucks, well a bunch more bucks
but I know that she'll do what she's designed to do with no lack of confidence on my part.
All of this is to get the accuracy and power of the 270 AM just a few more yards away.
(This one gets you into the Daytona 500 with a decent opportunity to win)
Just stuff to think about.