Originally Posted by happylilcuss
But what I am really asking is what would you guys do with 2 thousand dollars and you were looking for a 300 win mag? All your expierence is appreciated.
For $2K, I'd buy a Stiller Predator Long Action, repeater, a stock and a McGowan, Krieger, or other good barrel in contour to match the rifles intended uses, magazine and bottom metal, and build one. I'd build it myself but there are two or three local smiths that would build it and still stay under $2K. The Predator action will fit in a 700 long action compatible stock so you get lots of stock choices - it uses two remington front mounts because it is round.
$2K is a lot to pay for a production rifle. I've never seen a production rifle with a barrel as good as even a medium priced custom build.
There was a place called Quarter Minute Magnums, or something like that, selling custom rifles in .300 Mag that looked really good, at least their test targets did, for at or under $2K. I can't find their web page at the moment. Looking at their test targets had me drooling on my keyboard.