I'm finally starting on getting parts together for my first custom rifle
. Out of the different makes of custom actions that are 700 clones, which one is preferred and which one is the best value?
The rifle I'm planning will be a light carry, something along the weight and lines of the Remington Mountain Rifle, and used for deer & black bear hunting, and also for easy bench shooting. I typically shoot out to about 250 yards on game, but want the ability and accuracy to reach 400-500 if needed. Haven't decided on a caliber yet, but am leaning towards a 7mm-08 or another short action, and want to achieve 1/2" accuracy or better at 100 yards. So far I'm thinking:
Krieger barrel (22"?)
Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14 x 44 scope
Stock similar to lam. Rem. Mtn. Rifle or possibly a McMillan marbled stock
Besides mainly what action to consider, any suggestions to my list are more than welcome. Thanks.