Rifle Build Advice PLEASE!
I picked up a stainless Winchester Model 70 with BOSS in the cheap plastic stock chambered for .300 Weatherby mag. I'm now seriously considering turning it into a long-range elk rifle that's light enough to cary up & down mountains all day. I'm not poor, but price does matter.
The first step will be to order a good stock for it. I lean towards a carbon-fiber stock for the stiffness & light weight.
• Any suggestions as to manufacturer or source for a good LIGHT sporter stock?
Assuming it will not prove to be the tack-driver I want, my next step will likely be to have the action trued & installing a match-grade barrel. If I replace the barrel I have the option of changing the chambering. Not wanting to butcher the magazine or bolt, and as I already have rifles chambered in .270 WSM, 7mm Rem mag & .375 H&H, the obvious choices would be .300 Weatherby, .340 Weatherby, .300 Win, or .338 Win.
• Any thoughts on chambering if I change out the barrel? (At this point I lean towards keeping it a .300 Weatherby with .340 Weatherby running a close second.)
And the hardest question:
• Any suggestions as to a quality shop for accurizing work?