In the very near future I plan on having either a 260 Ackley or 6.5x284 built. I've narrowed it down to 1. Shawn Carlock's Defensive Edge Sheep Hunter 2. Chris Matthews built Longshot Rifles 3. Jim Borden's Light Hunting Rifle I've only handled the Borden but read about all of them. I want to keep this light. Maybe not NULA light but sub 8 lbs all up. I've studied these three quite a bit but wanted to get your perspectives incase their is something I'm missing. I'll more than likely put a VXIII 4.5-14x50 LR w/ M1 dials on it so I can reach out. This will be a hunting rig pure and simple with LR metal clanging secondary; but also important.