Okay, after reading Darryl's several posts about his new project I can't take it anymore. How feasible is it to built a Extra Long Range (ELR) rifle on a Rem 700 action and a heavy (tactical H-S Precision) stock. I'm thinking about a longer barrel "a Darryl barrel", something to get really good velocity but I don't believe I can have it as heavy at my current tactical barrels. I usually get a .900 muzzle diameter with a straight taper from 1.25 beginning about 5 inches out from the front of the receiver on a 24 to 28 inch barrel. Can I switch to a smaller muzzle while still having a straight taper and have the action and stock hold together? I'd imagine I'd need to glass a little further out under the barrel that I currently do to provide some needed support. About 32 to 34 inches would be sufficient, I hope! I need to be able to carry the rifle and shoot from a bipod so about 17 pounds INCLUDING optics, bases and rings and the bipod is max weight. Caliber is either .308 or .338 and magazine feed rounds. Chambering really is not an important issue as long as I can magazine feed (perhaps negotiable). I'd need a GOOD gunsmith known for doing this type of equipment. Darryl, do you know any??? PS... I'd like to be able to shoot Lost River Ballistics and other copper bullets so really radical rifling and smaller bores and such are out of the question.