Should I rebarrel to .308 or .260?
I have a heavy barreled Savage that continues to give me fits. I'm going to continue to work with it, but my patients have all but run out. Initially, I figured I'd just rebarrel to .308 Win, heck I've got the dies, bullets, Lapua brass, ect. But maybe the .260 would do what I want with less recoil? (not that I mind the recoil of the .308)
I want a rifle that I can shoot out past 400-500 yards (maybe out to 1K but not in matches-just for fun) and not burn 70+ grs of powder. Targets will be steel plates, paper, and maybe deer or p.dogs. Primarily, just dinking around with long range precision [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] I always figured the .308 would fit the bill nicely, but maybe I'm bark'n up the wrong tree? Other rifles I have are Rem 700 VLS .223, AR15, Rem 700 .25-06 AI, Rem 700 .270, Win 70 .300 Win Mag and few misc. rifles that aren't for serious target work. Any suggestions? Thanks-Duff
....when they pry my cold dead fingers from around it