Originally Posted by Boman
I will be hunting elk and deer mainly.
I consider 7.5lbs to be light. But the lighter the better for this project.
I should have said 700-800yds.
I think for now I'll stick to the 300 rum. I had a 6lb .340wby and I loved it. Shouldn't have gotten rid of it.
I will look into the pierce action but they have problems with their site and my firewall keeps closing the page down.
Ive thought of just using a #2 lilja but I want to do a 28" barrel and I dont think they do that. I figured the Proof is best of both worlds just more expensive.
Thanks for the info on timney triggers thats a bit scary.
I haven't thought about optics yet. ..
The 300 RUM is a fine choice for what you want to use it for and you will not be disappointed in
I am a huge Lilja Fan and you cant go wrong with one of his barrels. With the length you want,
I would recommend a #4 (Less that 8 oz difference in the weight of the #2 contour) and save that weight somewhere else. (Scope, stock. rings and bases ETC).
It is true that the custom action has a better re-sale value but I will tell you first hand, you will never get what you have in a custom rifle if you try to sell it No matter what action you use. I try to tell everyone to plan on keeping a custom rifle so build what you want. A custom action does not mean it will automatically shoot better. There is some pride in owning a custom action so that choice is yours.
ON the trigger issue I have used all of the factory triggers and most, if not all of the after market
triggers , And I can find no finer trigger than the Jewell.
Just my opinion for what its worth.
J E CUSTOM