Re: My first custom rifle build
Your build sounds pretty nice. Here's my take....
Trigger - get a Jewell and don't look back. 2lbs is nice but rest assured, with practice you will be able to handle a lower setting. As for the Timney, ALWAYS skip them. Two of my friends had them and both of the triggers failed. One of them even failed after being sent back to Timney for repair.
Caliber - 26nosler - have you given consideration to the many other 6.5mm options? Generally speaking, when choosing a cartridge, I look at what Lapua makes and choose one of them.
I'm not gonna shoot here. I'm gonna shoot waaaaaaaay over there!