Ok, maybe got the bug for a 7-338 LAPUA. I need a Left Hand Stainless Steel action for the Lapua cartridge bolt face I got a local gunsmith telling me that the Stainless Steel Remington action can be used, but for about US $1200 I would be much better off using the Nesika Bay Precision action that is 750 diameter and .590 bolt face. Which would you choose? Any other choices come to mind? I was told to get a 30" barrel, Hart, Lilja or Browton (sp?) but I would prefer a 28"- is 2" going to make a big difference? Looking for max. rifle weight of 12 pounds all up with A5 stock, 5.5x22 Nightforce and shooting max between 180gr or 210gr wildcat or similar bullets. Any other comments? BTW, NO MUZZLE BRAKE- how much will this rifle kick at 12 pounds, all up? In the end, am I better off with a 7mmRUM or 7mm-338RUM- or is the Lapua brass worth the effort? Thanks.