Originally Posted by Slaysesh
I ended up buying a Remington 700 standard action. Now time to look for a stock! And barrel choice! Thinking about a lilja or a kregger barrel. Any opinions?? I think I want a straight taper maybe? From what I hear they are more accurate
No they are not! I did the strait 1.25" barrel in my 6BR and have regretted it ever since. The female threads in the bridge will not support that kinda weight unless the barrel is very short, and even then it's marginal. Mine is 1.25"x 22.5" long. A typical 26" barrel will actually twist that action due to all the leverage it hands out. Go for the light varmit benchrest contour in whatever length you desire (what the caliber is will determin what the barrel length should be). That 6BR should have been something like a #7 contour, 23" long max.
When the weight of the barrel surpasses the weight of the action your introuble. You could of course simple bed the barrel and float the action like a few 22 rimfire bench rest shooters do. Most barrels are in that nature anyway when you get into a heavy contour, and this creats a lot of flex when you compound 60K psi into the mix. But nothing like adding all that weight to the mix. If your just going to shoot a 6BR or a 6PPC, I'd go with the standard light varmit contour at 23" in length (still comes in at .987" at the muzzel), or better yet a hunter's benchrest contour that has .856" at the muzzel. Remember you only have about 3/4" od threads in there to hold all that weight in a horizontal plain. If your looking at something like a 6.5x47 I'd go with the ligh varmit contour and pray you make weight.