Am I missing something. From what the scales say you are at 6 lbs 14 ounces so you are banging up against 7 LBs for a 6MM. That doesn't really land in the lightweight category in my books. A NULA or Barret speced the same way would be a full pound lighter, or am I reading the scales wrong? Going to be a nice looking rig when it is done though..Paradigm stock, Mausingfield SA, 24” Paradigm barrel, Triggertech Diamond. Caliber is 6mm comp match.
So just out of curiosity, would yo mind saying how much you have tied up in the action, barrel and stock total, because just what you quoted for the stock price is what a Barret Field craft sells for complete and the NULAs are about $3,500 if you go that route. Reason I ask, is every time I look at building a rifle I find I can buy one already built with equal or better specs for less money. They also resell for far closer to cost than any of the custom rifles I have bought. Most true customs a guys is lucky to get back half the cost, many I bought used were only 30% of the cost to build it originally.Dean2, you are correct, the rifle scope and ammo will be pushing the 7 lb range. The Mausingfield action is not a light weight action, could have saved weight there, but I already owned the action, could have gone with a light weight scope which would have shaved another 10 oz. could have gone with lighter weight scope rings also, but I already owned these. I could have built another 6.5, 7, .30, .338, .... but I already own those too
I did not mean to be critical. I have built a few customs, even though they don't make sense financially, just because I wanted what I wanted, sort of like you. Up here in Canada, the market for used Custom rifles is VERY thin to non-existant, thus my comment on how cheap used ones are. Hope the new Iron shoots great.Custom rifles are just that. Are there cheaper options? Yes. I am familiar with the NULA rifles. I know what is available. Some people buy Dodge, some Chevy, some Mercedes. They will all get you where you want to go. There is a very robust market for used, custom firearms. The classifieds proves this fact. I wanted to try a new barrel and new stock. I personally, don’t like pencil barrels. But that is just me, others have great experience with them.
That is a super lite stock. Sub 30 ounce carbon fiber stocks are awesome. I’ve seen similar problems with Paradigm barrels, and Thus Proof CF barrels are my go-to, dependable CF barrels.That's a beautiful stock! Super light, holy cow. I have had one paradigm barrel, shot like crap unless you cold bored every round. 6.5 prc chambered by a good smith. Factory ammo no good. My handloads that had single digit es, 2 moa at 100y. They gave me a new barrel, but still in the safe. I orderd 2 other barrels from them back in March, still don't have em. I hope you have better luck with them than I have!