Ok guys i am looking to build a custom rig mostly for punching paper or hitting steel but also deer and maybe an occasional elk. I dont want any super barrel burner just something economical and sufficient. Im leaning to a 280rem shooting 168 berger vld's. Just wondering if you guys had any other suggestions?
I was looking for the same thing and settled on the 260 Rem. 6.5 caliber bullets are incredibly "slippy" and will reach waaaay out there. Also, the 260 features low recoil and brass that's readily available.
Whatever you choose....good luck with your build!