This is a very interesting article and right down my alley. I currently own a FN Hershel Special Police Rifle in .308 with a Shepherd V2 scope. It has been fun at 780 yards so far.
I am hoping to convert a Ruger M77 MKII in .300 Win Mag to a long range shooter. I got it cheap enough so I have room to move around. Granted it is not a Savage action, but it is a start. It is a 100% virgin rifle, meaning it is factory bone stock.
My thoughts are:
1. Muzzle brake
. It goes in as soon as I recover enough from knee replacement to take it there.
2. Optics; It currently wears a Swift 3.5-10x44 with duplex reticle that it came with. I am happy with Nikon BDC's as I have two of them now. I am considering a Vortex Viper 6.5-24x50 HSLR or equivalent.
3. Stock; I am debating different stocks such as Boyd and Hogue.
Am I headed in the right direction with this Ruger, or is there a better action to work with. The "on a budget" part caught my eye, and this is where I am at.
Any and all input would be greatly appreciated.