I am thinking about finding a donor action to build a 300 RUM. Stainless steel and probably the tri-whatever coating to help manage PWS salt. I want to have my first semi custom gun with a good barrel, good trigger and a trued action. I have a stock I like for a Rem 700. No muzzle break I reload. The goal is to have some authority at extended ranges, 400-500yrds on game from deer to moose.
What donor actions will work? I like the Rem 700, but am open to others as well.
First, a few apologies if this topic has been covered. I tried using the search engine and it sucks.
Second, I asked this question at AK Custom Rifles and they told they could make a 300 Win Mag work since I have one of those already. Since then, I have asked around and may have a line on some other rifles for cheap. Rather than stop back in to the shop, I thought I would ask the forum. Soooo... if you all are reading this, I am not trying to go over your head.
Third, don't ask why I want a 300 RUM vs. a 300 win. Do you REALLY have to have a good reason to have a new, bigger, more expensive toy to explain to your wife? I have a factory 300 RUM at the moment that will likely be shot out soon.
Maybe a 338 edge in a few years?