Hello all, new member here. I've read on this site for quite some time, and have always been intrigued by really accurate rifles and shooting small groups...so i finally decided to build(so to speak) my first custom. I am using a used Tikka M695 as the base. I bought it off my brother in law for $250. It is currently in a .270 but i currently have a Remington 700 .270 that shoots > 1/2" with hand loads, so i decided to save money and to get a newer rifle, i'd go to .25-06. I've just sent the action off to Randy's custom rifles
in Wyoming for a new shilen match 26" stainless barrel #4 contour. I'll have it fluted, the bolt fluted, and then ceracoated. the bolt will stay stainless. I've got a McMillan sako hunter on the way(4 months from now). and a Vortex Viper HS 4-16 to top off the Picatinny base. I'm hoping this will be a go to antelope and varmint gun. What do you guys think? would you do anything differently? Thanks for the input, and i'm happy to finally be a member.