Originally Posted by geargrinder
Stevens 200 in 7mm mag. Usually less than $300.
How's that for cheap?
Then you can add as necessary
The best answer! Look upward....
The great thing about Savage/Stevens rifles is the ability to swap out barrel with an inexpensive wrench and a vise. Pac-Nor makes some nice barrels for not a lot of money... A drop in trigger and a nice laminated stock will get you moving in the right direction.
As far as the 7mmRM or the 7mmWSM cartridge. Can't answer that one for ya... Just pick one, develop a load for it, shoot it a lot, make your drop chart for the load and go whack some critters!