Originally Posted by Bucknasty009
Another question: is there any other short action calibers I should consider besides a 7wsm? My buddy got me going on this whole idea he is building a 6.5 stw Out of a Mauser. But I don't want to get a caliber that is really expensive and/or impossible to get. I know the 6.5 is a good long range caliber but some of the 7mm bullets I see out there now have pretty high BC's.
If you're building a target rifle, ammo availability is irrelevant. You'll be loading your own ammo just like every other even semi-serious target shooter. So long as you can get or form cases, nothing else matters.
If I wanted a dedicated target rifle, I'd probably be building either a 6mmPPC, 6BR.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.