30-338 Improved (Need Advice)
I am planning another build and would like some opinions before I purchace all the components. This rifle will be built by me.
I have a new 30" Lilja barrel, #8 Contour, .30 caliber.
Reamer, gauges and guide pins. All from PT&G
Seekins Bottom Metal (3.990)
I would like this rifle to be a little lighter than my 338 LAI. The 338 weighs in about 16.5 lbs. I really like the looks of the Manners tactical stock with thumbhole. McMillan has a hunting stock with adjustable cheek piece that is a very nice stock.
Ideally this rifle would come in about 13-14 lbs with NF 8-32X56 NXS. Not sure if this is possible with a #8 contour barrel.
As far as actions go, I like Defiance actions. I have a Stiller TAC-338 but think there are better actions out there. Really thinking I only need a single shot. I would save a little weight not having bottom metal. This rifle would be strictly long range.
Not really stuck on the 30-338 LAI either. The 30-378 sounds impressive as well.
Would really like to hear what you guys think the best components to be used for this build. Thanks for looking.