As most of you know, I am a rather impulsive sort, so I often need advice.
I have a Remington 700 BDL rifle chambered for 7mm Remington Magnum. It has a beautiful stock and is quite accurate.
My plan is to modify it for an upcoming Safari to Africa, when my Ship Comes In.
I plan to use it for Cape Buffalo out to 600 yards, yet it must be made Handier so it will be suitable for closer shots also. I will also need to make it lighter in weight, so I wonít forget to take it with me, when I go hunting.
I will of course, shorten the barrel to 16.25 inches, or whatever is the Legal limit.
It will certainly need a Muzzle Brake so my 6 year old Grandson can shoot it too, and it will he HIS gun when I assume room temperature. Please be patient with me on that last part.
It must have a telescoping Butt Stock, like I see on the ARís, so I can make it shorter to fit his small stature, and grow with him.
The shorter barrel will be more accurate, and the velocity loss shouldnít be greater than 75 fps, using a 120 grain bullet. The lighter bullet, I feel is necessary to reduce the recoil for my grandson.
I will, of course, insist that he wear ear protection when he shoots this rifle in itís completed form. He already has a stocking cap.
Iím pretty sure that this rifle will also be useful for starting brush fires, if I need to do that. I figger that very few Cape Buffalo will want to charge through a wall of Flames.
Of course, Andy will do all the work, as he is quite capable and innovative.
Iíve got it all figgered out except for choice of rifle scope, but Iím open to any ideas and suggestions, also.
The decisions thus far have been easy because Iíve been reading this forum for a long time, but deciding what kind of Rifle Scope has got me stumped.
Smitty of the North