Originally Posted by Jon A
How heavy is this rifle going to be?
Is it going to have a muzzle brake?
How recoil sensitive are you?
How much killing power do you need/want?
How long do you want the barrel to last?
It's all about choosing the compromise between the above that suits you best.
Well I have already have another 300rum with a 27"lilja barrel with no brake that I shoot out to 1000yards (I put pics in the pictures forum), so I want to make something a little different that can reach out a little further. My current rig is plenty accurate, but I would like to pack a little more payload. The edge sounds pretty good, but the 375 is pretty tempting, and the edge really isn't much bigger than my current 300. It would be nice if someone came out with a really high BC 30 cal bullet. I will likely go with the edge as high bc .338 bullets are more common.
I would like to stay under 16-17 pounds, scope (5.5-22 nxs) and rail/rings included. I was thinking of going with a lilja 30' barrel but I haven't decided on tha contour yet, and possibly a custom brake from a local CNC shop (working on my own design). I am going to use the factory HS stock and skim bed it, and go with an extended mag well. I will likely not hunt much with it, more of a conversation piece and a 1 mile rock buster.