It’s clear to me that I want to have a rifle in 7 RM ( keeping it easy) latest by May – July 2014. This should be a rifle I will be able to customize easily later on due to finances. To start with, I’m thinking about a 700 CDL LH for that purpose, also because of its 26’ barrel and general quality standards. At first, the CDL first will require a free-floating barrel, new trigger assembly (Timney/Jewell) and a decent bedding. Since the CDL has a wooden stock (I like that!), I personally would prefer an epoxy – bedding for both the action and recoil – lug. Am I wrong here and would pillar – bedding being better? Mounting the scope, I was thinking about Talley 2 piece scope mounts with integral 30mm rings. I will use only one scope, so a picatinny – rail might not be necessary? Is there anything missing or something wrong concerning a customizing start-up? I really would appreciate good inputs and ideas.