I don’t have as much experience as many on here but have a few under my belt.First off I am an avid hunter, absolutely new and green to the reloading process and long range shooting. I have a cousin that is a genius at this and have talked much with him on suggestions / feedback which has led me to start shying away from standard rifles and delve into custom.
my question is: based on the wealth of knowledge and experiences present here I welcome your thoughts and feedback on how you would conduct the build - any details are appreciated.
I have a Defiance Deviant (short / medium) action with a jewell trigger. I am between McMillan or manners stock and all but sold on nightforce optic. My goal is 6x47 lapua.
barrel preferences on twist, make, style, anything welcome. Fire away
Thanks in advance!
I went with a Proof carbon 7.5t for my 6.5 PRC on a TL3 so I could shoot heavier if I wanted. I did a 24” but wish I had done 22” due to getting my suppressor so keep that in mind. I do like my Hellfire break and how I can switch if I want.
I am a triggertech fan and went with the Special. It has been great so far and I have several now for that reason. They’re customer service is phenomenal too.
I like MCS and McMillan both. Depends on the build for me. MCS has great customer service. They missed the mark on my last build but made it right. I am partial to the EH6a for a hunting rifle.
For my bottom metal On the PRC I went with the Red Snake Tactical for the extended length on the short action. I did have to have some Smith work done for it to work. It was not a drop in like they advertised. MCS helped me figure this out quickly and called RST to figure out what the issue was. Can’t beat that for customer service. I do prefer a BDL style bottom metal for hunting however the HS Precision dbm has worked well for me and it fits relatively flush.
For me a 7lb bare rifle is a sweet spot for hunting. I try and stay under 9.5lbs all in.
Good luck with the build!