Originally Posted by Nikolakangrga
I just got a savage 116 in .300WM. It only has roughly 30 rounds through it. It is the model without the accutrigger. I have a very hard time owning a stock rifle without making "some" type of upgrade to it. I originally wanted to build something for my wife but decided I wanted to build myself a accurate, "short", ranch rifle that i can use as a short to mid range rifle. I would like to do all the work myself and would like to keep this rifle as light as possible. While trying to keep a "small as possible" budget. My question is....
Barrel: What kind, contour, and length?
Stock: make, model
Trigger: Rifle Basix
Any other "must do's" ?
Ok here goes. This is predicated on "light cheap short". Of course its a LA so some of that youre already behind.
I would do a 6.5x47. Easy to find in a prefit. Recoil low. Brass great. TRENDY lol.
20" bbl with "varmint contour". Short enuf for the extra girth to even out.
B&C duramaxx stock. Lightweight and light $$$$.
Trued thick recoil lug.
Do all the standard savage tweaks, lap lugs,true recoil lug+nut.
Trigger I would play with the stock one a bit. I have better luck with stockers than Basix. Jewell when are ya gonna quit hatin on us poor savage nutz?
You could build that whole rig for under $500.
I would trade out the LA for an SA though which QUINTUPLES parts availability and hits the shorter lighter mark. Trading a ready to go 300wm to someone that has a 223 or whatever should be easy. Im sure you could unload it here.