Ok guys, it seems I need more help with this than I first thought. I have a $5000.00 budget for a custom tactical rifle set up. That includes optics but I do have capable scopes already if you guys feel the 5000.00 would be better spent on a rifle alone. Basically, I'm looking for the most consistently accurate rifle I can buy with this budget, be it a production type like accuracy international or pieced together by a smith etc... The rifle will be used mostly for medium range targets, 500-750 yds, and long range antelope and coyote hunting
here in Wyoming. The only stipulations I have are that it's chambered in a medium bore, medium capacity magnum cartridge like .300 Win/Wby, 7mm Rem etc.. and total rifle weight without optics around 11-14 lbs. I'd really appreciate any advice as I really am buildig this rifle, not just a dream rifle set up, and I'd like to get the most for my money instead of wasting it on a mistake. Thanks guys.