Money is a big issue. so without accessories, just gun, i need to go as cheap as possible. only interested in the bigger stuff (ie. 300rum, 338edge).
This rifle is going to replace my .340wby Mk VI, it is my only rifle! I need it as versitile as possible, but long range is the goal.
so heres my thoughts on several builds/modified stock rifles. stock must be synthetic. action must be stainless. must be at least a .300ultra, .338 edge preferred.
rem senduro 300ultra mag
DE cheek peice
this build makes the most sense to me because everything is good quality, but it is a little heavy for alpine or still hunting. plus I dont rely like the palm swell on the stock.
rem XCR LRT
change bolt face to 300rum
chang out the magazine to accomidate
alot of work for the rum but i really like the stock and weight
find a cheap savage action w/ accutrigger or order a blank action
change bolt face and follower to 300rum
shilen pre-chambered barrel 28" .338 edge (not sure if they offer that cal.)
keep the .340 and work with what i got (new stock from somwhere, the stock one is crap!)
see my problem is that I find the senduro/target style rifles to heavy, but the sporter styles way to light. I liked the the XCR LRT quite a bit, but wrong calibers. Alot of confussion but one gun has gotta do it all! Another problem is that I live in Canada where everything to do with firearms is another 35%-50% extra.
I would just restock the MK-V with a better fiberglass model , the 340 can get a 250 gr bullet to 2800fps out of a 26" barrel with very little trouble , I think that a 225 gr Accubond run out at 2900ish FPS with a BC of .550 would be more than animal in North America could stand out to 700-800yds.
thanks guys, I have kinda thougth of doing that but the issue is that when I take the rifle into extreme weather (river boat hunting in Prince George as an example) the blueing just doesnt hold up. I had the barrel and action military coated but not the bolt. thats the only issue. I would like to go to stainless if at all possible, but i think the weatherby is a better shooter than anything else i can afford (with hand loads it can usually hold 3/4 at 100). should i just bear with having to oil the crap out of the rifle and save?
rather than getting a new stock I would just epoxy arrow shafts into the forend. it has been bedded and the trigger is pretty decent.
I also dont like the monte carlo stock.
Man the finish is an easy fix , send it out to get coated , DuraKota , KG Gunkote , Ceracoat , Robar's NP3 , all that stuff will make the metal impervious to the elements
You gonna have a hard to finding a rifle with a SS bolt , their are some that braze a CM bolt head to a SS bolt body but a fully SS bolt is not gonna happen for a cheap cost as the SS is not as strong as CM , you might get one made from 17-4 but it aint gonna be cheap
I live in southern B.C. and just received my 338 edge from shawn, a couple of months ago. The quality is great, and accuracy is also great i would recommend shawns work to anyone, his brakes also work well, if u keep your gun and decide go that route..