OK, so i have a youth model (i believe...) savage .243 bolt action that I would like to gradually part out into a precision rig as I become more proficient with it. It is an acutrigger but plain wooden stock, not acustock model. First off how do I go about determining what model and receiver it uses?
What would your advice be as far as upgrades to the gun? Yes I know the spend your money on ammo song but I enjoy projects, especially gun related ones and after my AR build i have not had one, and 1911s seem pretty tool heavy.
I am thinking currently a Manners stock, undecided on adjustable or not, and the new folding models are sexy as hell, but more pricy.
Once I replaced the stock what would it entail to get a detachable mag system going?
I want to upgrade my glass eventually to something Mil/Mil with enough mag to reach me to 1000yds if i ever so wish to do so. I also want FFP, a nice reticule and illumination. I am thinking Nightforce, Vortex, or Leupold, depending on fundage. My current scope is a base line Nikon 3-9, and while it is nice, it doesn't have the features im looking for (no exposed turrets
) so cant really shoot to more than one zero.
I also plan on replacing the barrel at some point, and caliber with it. 260, 6.5 creedmore or .308? thoughts on those options?
I like the acutrigger for now, so that will be a later upgrade I think.
A new bolt handle would also be nice.
So zombie squad, tell me. What order would you do these upgrades in? Stock first, then save for scope etc? or save all for really nice glass (NF) and then part out the other stuff?
Basically what has the most bang for buck here? I was thinking i would shoot my .243 barrel until I need better or shoot it out (hot round, shouldn't take too long), and then have the action trued etc when i get the new barrel put on.
My vision for the gun is a light (ish) gun that can be easily carried around and handled, probably in 18-20''. I think perhaps a 260 would work well for this, as it has the velocity to spare. What profile barrel would you recommend?