I am wanting to build an all around rifle for Deer to Elk, I have a very good shooting 300 WSM
and would like something a bit lighter to carry with better managed recoil. I would like to keep the gun light to carry, but still capable of a 500 yard shot, if conditions allowed. I backpack hunt out west, and looking for something that is a good happy medium with weight and functionality.
I have a Tikka T3 that I am think about using for a donor action and wanted to get the experts opinion on my plan.
The gun is chambered in 25-06, so standard bolt face.
These are my Questions:
Is the Action worth spending the money to re-barrel and have blue printed?
Pac-Nor barrel - Unsure of the barrel size #2 to #4? Fluted or non? 24 or 26"
Stock - McMillan Mountain
Caliber - 280 AI - for the long action standard bolt, feel this is the best for all around game up to Elk.
I have good optics already on the rifle I plan to stick with. Just want some thoughts as to if this combination has any obvious flaws.
Appreciate the input...