Contour is going to depend on your uses. If not carrying it for great distances or in the mountains, a heavier barrel is advantageous for several reasons.
One of the Russo stock's is a clone of the H-S. I like the feel of the H-S stock.
Cartridge is a personal choice, again, depending on what you want to accomplish..
The brake on my 7mm SAUM is Holland's Radial and the brake on the 338AX is Kirby's 5-Port PK (Pain-Killer).
I have more of Holland's radial than anything else.
I went with the PK brake because of the Lapua Improved case.
What types of shooting do you plan to do with it?
If field or hunting I like Holland's ART Reticle the most in a First Focal Plane scope. The scope on the 7 SAUM is FFP Leupold Mark 6.5-20 with ART Reticle.
If you have more questions about the ART Reticle my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Originally Posted by cowboy717
I'm not going to build of my 35, its just in too good of shape to tear apart n shoots wonderful with 180 hornadys. I'm scouting for another to build off of. Gathering info as I go. I'm really in love with the Russo center grip stock. And been looking into the 7 saum as the caliber as I already have a rifle in the caliber I have dies already.
What contour barrel would u suggest? I really like those two XPs Ernie! They are what I'm kinda wanting my XP to end up like. What kind of muzzle breaks are on them? What do u suggest? I'm looking into using a rifle scope as well. Looking into a leupy mark 4 4.5-14
Thanks guys a ton!