Your not full of ca ca..I've been shooting this caliber for a little of 3 months and shot one 400yd competetion with it (shooting mini-clay birds) and placed 4th. 1st-3rd were all 6.5-284's and with rigs well in access of $3000.00+. My Savage that I hand put together and bedded myself(of which I need help with) still out shot many more full blown custon rigs and TRG's that go over the 3k to 4k..
"IF" I wanted to do a custom varmint rifle but yet on a smaller budget. Here are my following components:
Action: Phoenix Arms Heavy Target or a Stiller Predator
Barrel: Broughton, Bartlein, Saturn, or Kreiger
Trigger: Shilen (Remember budget) or the Jewell
Stock: Bell & Carlson A2
Barrel length at 26" and probably 1-8 twist with a heavy sporter style, a notch under varmint. If not walking much, then go with Remington varmint contour. This rifle setup would even be good enough for F-Class matches let alone win plenty home town matches. Yet it would be a smasher on varmints with the 87vmax's and then switch to the 105 Bergers for matches and hunting deer/hog's.
I'm currently shooting a plumb worn out barrel, worse than a street hooker!!! It was converted over with a little over 2100 rnds and now has another 100+ by me as a 6x47 Lapua and with 40.5gr H4831 and 115dtacs, this thing holds 1" at 400yds. A new barrel is goona be in the works considerings how this one shoots with it being a Savage.
Last edited by tbeasley; 07-27-2008 at 04:00 PM..