Originally Posted by Zep
I don't know how your numbers are going to add up but you might want to go to the Shilen site and look at their barreled actions. It is my understanding their action is made by Stiller (please confirm this for yourself). By the time you do the rebarrel this might be less expensive and you might get a better end product.
Please report back if you go this route as I have been thinking about this for a 6BR build.
I have read a lot of very good things about the 6BR. And another LRH member brought me up to speed as well. I see the 6BR in my future. For me, I am thinking chambered for no-turn Lapua brass and a 1-12 twist so I can shoot 70-80 grains at eastern woodchucks. I would like to see a 26 inch barrel.
At $1500-$1800, I won't be going Shilen barreled action route. If I'm dropping that kind of money it will be for hand picked items.
Also, if I go 6BR, it would be 1:8 twist for the heavy bullets, so not sure how much light I can shed for you.
After talking with Kevin at Stockades, I'm really leaning towards a Savage tuned by him in 7mm WSM
. Either than or maybe the 6BR, but I want to really stretch it legs and I'm not sure the 6 will get me there. I already have 6.5 Grendel on the way for medium range targets.