I am a new member that is planning on building a LR rifle. I am a longtime hunter that has used a factory rifle, muzzleloader, and bows. Long range hunting looks like a challenge i want to try now.
I want to build a rifle capable of taking elk to 1000 yrds, shoot marmots way off in the summer, shoot some coyotes and maybe shoot at some local competitions.
I will not be shooting at elk beyond a yardage at which i can hit a 6" circle 1st shot every time. That may be 600 to start and I have to learn to shoot to 1000.
I would like experianced opinions of my proposed setup before I build. I researched to end up where Im at but I could be off on something.
Stiller predator RBRP LA mag bolt action
why-custom action that wont cost much more than a trued 700 or savage but will hold value better
7mm STW with 168 berger hunting VLD's
why-high BC,flat shooting round that should kick in a heavier gun. plenty of energy to do what I need
Hart stainless straight 26" #7 varmit contour barrel 1 in 9 twist with fluting, bead blasted,brake
why- quality heavy barrel that looks good, fluting to cut some weight, brake to keep recoil light
timney 700 trigger w/safety at 1.5#
why-quality trigger but less then others and i shouldnt need pull measured in oz's
wyatt extended magazine
Bell and carlson varmit/tactical stock with adj cheek and butt, pillar bedded
why-available now, adjustable,like the looks (does the aluminum bedding block mess up the pillar bedding process?)
barrel fitted and action bedded by local gunsmith, Dan Dowling Accurate Gunsmithing
why-less time than sending action in, listed on 6mmbr.com as quality smith
5-20 LR scope with RFBC turrets
Am I off on anything? What else do I need to consider or change.
I would like to end up with a 1/2 moa setup.