New Sporter Weight Rifle Build: feedback requested
Getting a rifle built for deer, elk, etc. and anticipate needing to hike with it, hence looking for a lighter weight gun.
Here's what I am thinking so far:
Caliber: 7 mm rem mag
Action: Stiller Predator, stainless
Barrel: Shilen Stainless 24" barrel, 1:9 twist
Scope (already own): Leupold VXIII 3.5x10, 40 mm objective
Trying to decide a few remaining things and would appreciate your input.
Barrel contour: should I go #3 or #4? is there an accuracy advantage to #4? Would #3 save me a quarter pound or so?
Barrel Length: Any concerns on using 24" (vs going up to 26" barrel)?
Trigger: Rifle Basix or Timney? I'm sure both would be fine, is there a difference in quality or price?
Stock: McMillan Hunters Edge or HS Precision Sporter? Also, does anyone know the weight difference between the two stocks?
Know McMillan is supposed to be top notch, but assume the HS stock would save me some $$$.
Thanks in advance...