Re: should I buy a production rifle or build
Winchester's new Model-70, Coyote Light is only 7lb-8oz w/o scope. With a med. heavy flueted stainless bbl, and an aluminum bedded Bell and Carlsen stock. Then go to Defensive Edge website and get an adjustable cheek weld for it. Pick your favorite wsm(not wssm) caliber, IMO wsm's are perfect for the chore you described. Then put some quality glass and a good set of bipods on er and youve nailed it under budgett.
I know the older Coyotes were awesome performers. I havent played with the new ones yet.
Id also look at Weatherby, Howa, and Sako for your list of production rifles, but I dont know what the availibility of wsm cartriges is in those makes.
*********Just read in the ''general discussion'' thread that Shilen is starting up rifle production again, and offers a barrel nut, for the ''swich barrel'' lovers. Pretty cool news. Shilen has an amazing track record for accurate barrels.**********
No idea what they cost, my computer wouldnt open the thingy I clicked on.
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Last edited by winmag; 05-05-2010 at 03:07 PM.