Re: Custom riffle build.
What is a Riffle?
Back in the day, a guy by the name of Roy Weatherby made a reputation for himself, buying 1917 Enfields, converting them into hunting rifles. One I owned was chambered for .300 Weatherby Magnum.
Today a 1917 Enfield is not a common rifle,they were sold as surplus 60+ yrs ago, but almost non existent today.
When I was a kid, the gun builders would buy up all the Remington 721's they could find and re-chamber them to something else.
The 721 had extra steel in the chamber area - enough that you could ream it out to something bigger, or buy a barrel made in a different caliber.
Today the 721's are hard to find in unmolested condition.
The Model 700 would be a good platform, but all the rifles I see for sale are in the $500+ range. More money then I care to spend to buy a rifle that I am going to spend another $500 to re-chamber to another round!
That leaves the Savage 110 series of rifle, which already comes in many popular calibers.
Or a Ruger bolt action rifle - I have seen .270 Winchesters modified to .270 Gibbs that shot very well.