Originally Posted by TZS Gunfire
I am trying to decide on which caliber to choose. 308 or 300 WinMag? My current rifle is a Remington BDL SS 30.06 with a older than dirt Leupold scope. I bought a heavy fluted barrel in 30 cal from a friend (who i trust with my life, since we work together) and a B&C M40 stock. Machine work is about $250 with a trigger job. Now its just deciding on what caliber. I like the longevity of a 308 and I know its a sister to the 30.06 but I like the 300 winmag but I am a little hesitent on the recoil. I am trying to build a rifle to start out in Long Range shooting (competition) but still use it for hunting without caring around a tank. Any advise would be great.
What is the profile of the barrel you bought? I would forgo a new barrel and spend the cash on a better scope, rings and a base. Just my opnion but 30-06 is not a slouch.
All that said go 300 win mag with a brake