I have been lurking around here for a bit now trying to soak in as much info as possible and have few questions.
I know a few people have been very kind in answering questions and I have a few more.
I'm really interested in building or buying a 6.5x284 and I am trying to figue out which way to go.
The overall purpose for this gun would be to shoot speedgoats and mule deer at extended range, have it take an elk every once in a while, be able to take black bear at extended range and overall have fun shooting out to 1,000.
I have many coyote rigs and my go to hunting rig would be a .257 weatherby.
I am mainly a bowhunter.
Does it make sense to build or buy a 6.5x284 or should ya go with a 7mm or 300wm?
6.5x284- Caliber in question
Option 1- Buy a 111 LRH and replace the stock with a Tactical stock from Stockade? Yes or No?
Option 2- Buy a 110 Preadtor and replace the stock with a Tactical stock from Stockade? Yes or No?
Option 3- Build off of a long action Savage that would have to be bought?
Which route would be the best? I do not have a long action available at the moment so I would have to buy a gun for the project.
What kind of expenses would be involved in building one off of a savge action?
Something that would be rather accurate and doesn't break the bank?
Let's say around $1000.00 for the project.
I have been researching on Savage Shooters a bit aswell and have a few questions about a post I saw?
Here is the specs to the gun:
Action: Stevens LA (CF)
Recoil Lug: NSS
Trigger: Rifle Basix SAV-1, 2-1/2 lb, polished to mirror finish
Caliber: 6.5x284 Norma
Barrel: McGowan 26", Heavy Varmint Contour, 1:8", 11 Deg crown
Scope Base: Nightforce One Piece Steel, 20 MOA
Scope Rings: Nightforce MED (1.0"), Steel
Scope: Nightforce NXS, 5.5x22x50
Stock: Choate Tactical
Bottom Metal: CDI Precision Gunworks Inletting & Fitting
Magazines: AICS 300 Win Mag magazines modified by CDI
and a few pics:
What do you think it would take to make a gun comparable to this that shoots well?
What kind of weight we talking?
Can a rookie make this happen?
Thanks for all the help