I haved decided to go with .338 Winchester Magnum round. I want to spent close to $1000.00 , so I have more money for glass. I went to the local guns store here on the Kenai Peninsula. I held and worked the action on a Kimber , Tikka, Winchester, and Remington. leary of the Kimber because of all the hype anf light weight.
I'm not concerned about weight, more about durability and accuracy.
I grew up a Remington 700 and old winchester fan.
Win 70 Extreme Weather SS, light trigger,good stock, bedded, free floated barrel, target crown, claw extractor and solid recoil lug.
on the other hand, Remington 700 XCR ll, excellent finish, good stock, light trigger. I have alway had good accuracy in the past right out of the box. but might need to float the barrel and add alum ferrels to stock screws.
So I would like your opinion of which one based on personal experence or gun shop owner or gunsmith knowledge to help me decide. 700 has always been a standby, but I'm intrigued with the new 70 specs. But the proof is in the pudding , so I woul like hear from you.
Moose and bear hunting in Alaska.
I did search the forum and saw similair threads, but they were older and didn't deal with the new win mod 70.