I am looking for either a name of a good gunsmith or if a forum member wants to do it. I have an old Ruger m77 stainless rifle chambered in 7mm. It was the first rifle my dad ever bought for me so I am attached to it in a way. I would like to have as lightweight as possible rifle built using the action off of it that way I can keep some part of the rifle on the new build. The current barrel on it is shot out and it won't hit a dinner plate at 100yds. I know some don't like to work on that action. But some will do it. I want an accurate rifle I like to shoot long range and I want this one to be as accurate as possible. I am looking at the 257 because I need a good medium caliber rifle. I already have a custom 300rum so not looking to make it a large caliber. This would be my sheep, deer, goat gun. If anyone knows a better long range medium caliber cartridge that would be able to utilize this action I am not dead set on the 257 but I do like the size of it.
I am expecting to replace the stock, trigger, barrel and have the action worked on. If someone on this forum wants to do the work shoot me a pm or reply with a rough price and we'll see where it goes. I am in no hurry at all for the gun so I don't have a time line I need it by. We'll I am planning an antelope hunt in the fall of 2014 so before then would be nice.
Thanks for the help
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