I am thinking I might as well step up and have some real fun. So I am getting serious about building a gun. This is what I am thinking and would like you guys input. I have already ask a Smith that I trust for a quote. Maybe you guys can point me in a different direction on components or a Smith.
My goal is to build a sporter rifle capable of 1,000 yard kills on elk size critters. I plan to use a Nightforce scope on a 25 moa base.
HS Precision Sporter Stock, aluminum pillar bedded with Pachmayer pad.
A blue printed 700 long action.
26" Shilen chrome moly match barrel chambered in 338 EDGE w/ brake.
Jewell trigger, with scope base holes drilled and tapped to 8/40.
What else would you guys recommend? Thanks for your input.
I am talking with Score High Gunsmithing in Albuquerque, NM. He is a competent builder and has done work for me in the past. I am, however not opposed to talking to Shawn, Kirby or others.
Price does matter but will not be the first or only component of the package I look at. Does anyone know how to reach Shawn or Kirby if they see this and are interested in giving me a quote you can email or call, Ricknolaninok@aol.com or 405-650-2159. You can see what I am looking at and I am open to other recommendations.
Have not thought about a 30” barrel, with a brake it would be pretty long for a 5’5” hunter like myself. The Score Hi break does not have ports on the lower side making it very good shooting off the ground.