All right, let’s see if anyone reads this…
I have an old(ish) Savage varminter that has a 22-250 barrel that is a bit worn out. Honestly, it probably still has some life in it, but I feel like changing it out to something.
Here is what I plan to do:
1) Get a McRee chassis with a folding stock, bubble level and compatible with AR furniture (this).
2) Get a short heavy barrel chambered for a cartridge that will work with the bolt I currently have their (308 size bolt face). I am thinking of barrel length somewhere between 16 and 18 inches.
Caliber choice is where I am having a hard time deciding. The default choice is 308Win, and I might do that, but I also want to consider other options. I already have a 6.5×47 Lapua, so that caliber is off the table. I do not like segregating brass.
So, here is the question: what caliber should I go with for precision shooting out to… well, as far as I can take it?
I plan to handload, so ammunition availability makes no difference as long as I can get components.
What say you?