Well for a first post you sure started a good one.
Here's want Kirby just did. I'd estimate well under $2k if you have a donor action and stick with the factory trigger. Neat little rifle just finished...
Here's one that I did. I bought a lefty REM 700 in 338 Win Mag. It was a great rifle and shot well but wasn't sexy enough. I bought a 338 RUM new take off sporter barrel for 40 bucks. For another 40 bucks I snagged a REM tupperware stock. I had the Holland QD muzzle brake from the Win Mag to the RUM barrel and had it all fit together.
The RUM outfit pushes the 300 SMK at 2735 with single digit extreme spread into 1/2 MOA more often than not, even down range.
The rifle weights 10.5 #s with the scope and bipod. A really great carry gun and when the long range ambush opportunity presents itself it can be seriously considered.
BTW, my grandson, all 104 pounds of him shoots the rifle prone all afternoon w/the 300 SMKs.
Sorry for the bad pic but it's the one that was available.
Also just saw this. If you're an impatient fella this is in your price range. Also I think this rifle has a documented history.http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...reduced-41882/