Gee I like that Predator Extreme version with the extra length over the normal 700 action. MMM next one! It would be interesting to see how it goes against an accurised 700 Remington action. I think the cards may be in your favour on this one ! I suppose the bloke behind the butt has alot to do with these things.
Yesterday my gunsmith fitted a new style Mini Extreme 5 slotter brake on my barrel and action! Nate from Straight Shot Gunsmithing makes these.
Hopefully that will pull her up nicely and I should be up and running in within 2 weeks!
No worries we can have an informal comp with a few of us at Little River once you get your rig up and running. Its good to throw a few ideas around and learn from each other. The action and barrel will be your hold up and I think an exceptional turn around would be 6 months. For your sake I hope you prove me wrong but there are generally waiting lists on this type of gear. Ask any of us on this forum!
I went with a Lawton cut rifling barrel in a fluted sendero profiile to cut some weight, so it will be interesting to see the difference along the journey. Top Shot has the Lilja and is doing very well with his.
What optics are you considering?