Building a Rifle
This may be a stupid question, but a few years ago I remember reading an article by Jim Carmichael of Outdoor Life on taking an old mauser (or other) action and building a rifle. I would most likely buy a Lilja or Shilen barrel with a varmint contour and have the headspacing done by a gunsmith, but it seemed to me the rest could be done by a semi-competent amateur.
I had been thinking about it for a long time and was wondering if there are any books or articles that might get me started. What I'm interested in is using the rifle project to build an ultra long range varminter. Here in Alberta Canada, wolves can be tough to approach at times and so I need a rifle with reach. Typical shot would be in the 600 to 800 yard range with the odd shot at up to 900 yards.
p.s. Also any calibre recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.
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