I'm going with a .300 RUM, with one of the 199 Hammers unless something new comes along. A lot of impressive testing going on in Australia with the bigger feral animals that could tweak bullet selection a bit.What cartridge are you setting up for, or am I to assume it's the 27 Nosler?
Mesa makes a nice stock. I have two GW Magnus stocks that I really like and figured I'd keep this build in the "family" as a little brother. The Clymr comes in around 29 oz depending on configurations and inletting, etc. They are very strong and stable and I am partial to the integrated forend pic rail, as well as the overall ergonomics. I like my stocks somewhat similar in design. I think it helps me be more proficient in switching between rifles, with muscle memory being a valuable thing in hunting situations.
The 7-AM also has the #4 Bartlein Carbon 400 MOD - just longer - and it shoots very good. I'm liking it better than my Christensen and Proof carbons so far.
Thanks for the action feedback. I also like the integral rail. Will look at that.
Yep, now we wait and work at sniffing out brass, bullets, powder and primers.
A lot of good barrels out there these days, Bartlein being one of them, I've got the 1-8 twist coming, so not many bullets it won't handle. Going with the left hand twist, just to explore some of the claims around that.
Forward bipod pic rail will have to be added on.
At least there is a good lead time to scrounge components.
Should be fun whatever route you choose.