Re: What to do...
Normally I'd say evaluate what you've got, and let them take you as far as they can. You've mentioned recoil as a concern, and have a couple of rifles you're avoiding. On the other hand you shot a 6.5 you obviously enjoyed. At the end of it that's all that matters. That leaves you with building or buying. If building I'd start with the Model 70 action you like, chambered in any of the 6.5's . My advice would be sell them all, and buy a turn key set up, or one of Len's ready mades. A 6.5 can be braked to further reduce recoil, to the point of negligible.
Last edited by HARPERC; 06-06-2012 at 02:42 PM..