Well I finally shot my new custom rifle. Its been patiently waiting in the gun safe for the past 3 months. Between my daughter being born around the same time it came back from the gunsmith and an addition to the house. I finally made time. It is a Remington 700 ADL that started life as a 30-06. It is now my very own custom rifle. I went with the 338-06 AI, with a 22" Adams and Bennett barrel, had it Parkerized, and topped it with a leupold VX-II 2-7x33. The stock is a little beat up, so I think it will get a new look when the weather warms up. I'm into it under $800, that includes rifle, gunsmith, scope, new Redding dies, brass, and bullets. I gathered up 200 + pieces of 30-06 R-P brass, annealed it all, sized, primed and all that good stuff. The first batch I loaded up 22 rounds of some old 180 grain bullets to break in the barrel. Today I took it out with some 250 gr Hornady round nose and some 200 gr speer. I'm still fireforming brass so I haven't chronographed any yet, but sighted in 1" high at 100yds I was consistently putting the smack down on Boone and Crockett class boulders at estimated ranges out to 350 yds. It was good practice and a good time.