Well I have decided that since I retire from the military in 4 years that I'm going to get a I love me present for when I Retire. I currently have a cooper 338-06 that shoots great, but weights 9 lbs and is just a little to heavy for when I head up to the mountains. For the mountains I have a 280 ai that weight 7lbs 4 oz and is great to carry and shots ok. So I have decided to try to get the best of both worlds and get a rifle built by weaver rifles out of CO. Everything that I have shot with the 338-06 has dropped with in a few steps so I was going to stick with that caliber. 210gr TTSX at 2700 fps just seems to work well. I dont like to shoot over 3oo yards so I think it is plenty horse power.
So this is what im thinking. This is going to be my do it all rifle expect for big browns rifle. A winchester model 70 classic action, mcmillian model 7o FW stock " I like the feel and design of the winchester FW stocks I have small hands and the contour fits me well, Dakota bottom metal "bottom metal that works like a weatherby mark V". I havent decide on a barrel brand yet, but Im leaning on a number 3 with fluting and open sights. The action will be trued and Skeletonized. The barrel will be 24" and trigger set at about 2.5 to 3 lbs. I was going to top off the rifle with talley mounts and either a trijicon 3x9x40 accupoint with a amber triangel or a swarzo z-3 3x9x36. All the metal will be cerakoted matte black and the stock matte black with gray webbing. I have been talking to smith and he seems to think I can get this rifle made to 7 lbs scoped; which is what I want. What do you guys think?