I have a Ruger M77 MKII in 270 win and am thinking about turning it into a custom gun. I want it to be light enough to carry yet heavy enough to be accurate out to 700-800 yards. I'm thinking of turning it into a 7mm rem mag and keeping it about 9 pounds without a scope. A 24" barrel with a muzzle break and 1:9 twist. I am also a fairly poor college kid that doesn't want to spend a ton of money on this build. I realize that I'll be putting in at least $700 with the barrel, stock and trigger an then another $700-1000 on the scope to get close to the accuracy I'm looking for. I am wondering if it is worth the time and money to rebuild a Ruger or if I should just get rid of it and try to pick up something new like a Savage Long Range Hunter. I have a couple other Savages I really like with the accu-trigger and everything but if I'm going to do something custom it wouldn't bother me to stick with Ruger if it will be just as accurate.