**** that’s a nice looking Seekins....I’ve considered buying a nicer factory set up....like a Seekins or Cooper. My buddy’s Cooper 280ai is the most accurate hunting rifle I’ve ever seen. That stock is a looker. How does yours shoot?I know they are newer cartridges, but I think for your application either a 6.5 or 300 PRC are a great option.
Thank you, Bullmark! Yeah you know, I think these days building a custom rifle is becoming less of a necessity unless you want a custom cartridge or you're in it for the novelty. So many "semi custom" offerings from established manufacturers at fair price points...offerings that are capable of way more than any hunter will need, and are of great quality.**** that’s a nice looking Seekins....I’ve considered buying a nicer factory set up....like a Seekins or Cooper. My buddy’s Cooper 280ai is the most accurate hunting rifle I’ve ever seen. That stock is a looker. How does yours shoot?
Just keep the Kimber .280ai and hunt more.Very true. The builder I'm going to use (High Tech Customs in Co Springs) builds some really lightweight rigs, and that is one of the first things he asks when designing your rifle...what's the goal weight?... So if it ends up 6.5 lbs, no big deal to me if it isn't 6lbs on the nose. If it's going to be 8lbs, then I will have to change some things up.
There's always the Cooper backcountry 92...but I'd rather go get built exactly what I want.
I want to find a good balance between shootable and light, and also of superior quality, which is why I want to have a rifle built. If weight was the only goal i'd keep the 5lb, 4oz kimber i have in 280ai. It's going to cause me a little bit of pain to sell that one... But my money tree dried up.