Hey guys.. new guy here from SW PA. Not sure if this is the right forum to be in but i'll give it a go. I'm in the market for a new gun.. preferably a varmint/target rifle.
I have the opprotunity to pick up a 6.5x284. E.R. Shaw 26" heavy barrel, boyds laminate thumbhole stock, military mauser large ring action with timney trigger. The guy who is selling bought it off another gentlemen. He 'says' the barrel is brand new other than having a couple bullets shot through by the other guy to break it in. But thats all hear say... The stock needs finished and glass bedded still. 300$
I also have the opprotunity to pick up a brand new in box Remington 700 Varmint SF in .220 swift. Bare gun as shown on website for 580$
I have some 6.5 bullets currently but would need to purchase the dies and brass.
I currently own and reload for .223 and 22-250 so I'm very familar with the 22 cal and love those guns. I already own 220 swift dies as well.. which is a bonus. I would need to purchase brass as well.
I'm primarily a groundhog hunter/predator hunter. I would like to go to the next level with shooting. Sure seems like there are a lot of perks to both guns, I just can't make my mind up. I'm afraid the 6.5 isn't quite as fresh as he says it is, as I know they can be a barrel burner. The gentlemen who is selling hasnt taken a shot with it yet. Any input would greatly be appreciated. I've heard a few mentions on the 308 as well.. which I currently own a weatherby deer rifle. Own the dies and have brass and bullets... just pretty well torn. Any guys that own any of these please feel free to throw me your opinions or ideas, thanks!