My bad, I forgot you were looking for a 6.5 haha. Too bad they don't have a short action Long Range Model 700, would like to see it in .260 Remington and some of the short action magnums, especially the 7mm SAUM, I really like that round!
Yeah, I really cannot fathom why the gun makers have not got on board with the 65's. It seems everyone wants one, me included. Savage have a few, but some people, me included, just don't want to go that route, as the problems with stocks, bottom metal etc...just are not for me.
But yeah, if they had a 65 Rem LR, I would not be posting here. I would be looking at my new rifle
But basically, I am trying to build one. Unfortunately, I found out tonight that my gunsmith is not taking on any more work for he foreseeable future. So all my plans are kinda in limbo.
Trying to find an alternative smith that is not expensive, but also considering just getting a Rem LR in 3006 or 7 mag and just using that (roughly 18 lbs of recoil for the load I would likely use). The other alternative are a Tikka CTR put into the M40 stock, or I actually am looking into a Tikka Sporter. Would switch the stock and maybe sell it.
But not sure. Could end up losing my shirt if the Tikkas don't shoot well, and then I have to do the rebarrel that I can't get done on the Remmy....so definitely in flux at the moment!