well my sandero 7mm ultra mag was stolen last week while I was offshore. SO now I have to replace the rifle. I really loved my sandero... and I like the 7mm ultra mag so I'm probably going to stick w/ this caliber.
BUT what I can't decide is to just buy another sandero and do some stuff to it or should I look into somthing custom... BUT keep in mind I only have about $2500 to work with on the rifle itself, and I'll spend close to that on optics(I really want the Ziess Victory Diavari w/ the illuminated Z1000 reticle..eventhough it says it isnt offered I'm sure it can be gotten)... I kind of have to limit myself to about $5K.
I would LOVE to have the 40X w/ thumbhole stock but THIS IS A HUNTING RIFLE and the site says that its not an option w/ a 7mmRUM.
What ya guys think? Can I get a good customish rifle, preferably stainless for the looks) for around 2000-2500? Keep in mind I'm not gunna be doing any competition shooting. Or should I just get a Sandero and have some work done to it?
btw I have seen a custom rifle
w/ carbon fiber barrel(or carbon wrapped whatever it is) w/ skeletonized 700 action in a 270 for 2300.... im just going by that rifle price wise. I want to talk to the guy that built it, but his shop was closed today