Ok...i'm starting a new rifle project-series for Viersco Mfg, I want the shooters here to have some input. Its been on the drawing board for some time now and its time to get to it. I'm not going into the intricate details until its completed, i will post pics and results at that time. I will say this, it will be a takedown type rifle.
What caliber and bullet should i go with? It has to fit into a 308 magazine. I'm thinking 6mm cal or larger. The rifle will weigh in the 10-12# range, med weight barrel, 26" is the longest i want for this build. Purpose, long range targets, varmints...1000yd max range. Bullet and twist rate?
Ok the plot thickens...a single shot version is also in the works...it would simplify all things. With the single shot any caliber and any bullet seating can be delt with. Personally i might build a 338 Lapua, but that is another thought.
We are not limited to a std bolt face, short mags have been in the back of my mind.
This protype rifle will have some tactical applications, hence the magazine. I am looking into some other magazine options that may make it possible to use a longer cartridge or long bullet configuration.