I started with this:
Found it in a local shop for under $350 without scope. 30-06.
Since I had one, I sent it off to Pac-nor the first of June, and had them re-barrel it to a 6.5 Swede 1-8"twist 24" barrel.
While waiting, I found a Win. LA Super Grade stock with decent wood and bought it.
Barrel and action got here Friday and put it and the stock together on Sat. It looks like this:
Pac-nor Cerekoted the barrel in 'Midnight Blue'
Took it out to do break-in on the barrel. It was only 105 outside yesterday. Last 5 rounds looked like this:
The one at 9 o'clock I pulled. This at 100 yards. The 4 at 12 measured .471 center to center. This with Lapua 123 Scenar factory loads.
I still have some more break-in to do, mainly just shooting it and cleaning for another few 5-round groups but, I think this should work well.
Next will come working up some loads. Anyone have any favorites for 140 gr BT's and IMR 4350?