Originally Posted by rtv900
I am open to ideas. I don't want to keep it stock. I am not going to keep the stock or the barrel on it. I am basically using the receiver as a platform to have Jim at Center Shot build something. With that receiver what could I build. Could I do a WSM or a 6.5 x 284? I dont know how long or wide of a shell I could put in there since it is starting as a 7mm08.
I want to use it for Antelope, Mule Deer, Whitetail and things like that. I am a rifle hunter so this would be my first entry into a specialized pistol other than a stock Thompson Center. I am not the type to do things twice so I want to put the money into it once.
Thanks for the help.
You can easily do either.
Comes down to what you want, distances you want. Jim will put on an external bolt stop/bolt release and will put it back as far as he can on the action.
Depending on barrel length the 6.5-284 will be a little faster than a 260 Rem in a rifle and the 6.5WSM should be right around what a 6.5-284 can do in a rifle.
These are approximate comparisons, but they should be close.
Jim just finished a rear grip 6.5-284 XP for me this past spring and it shoots lights out