I haven't built a rifle in about 6 years. It’s amazing to me how fast this market changes. Going through all my parts selection was a lot easier a few years ago. When doing a build like this you want to make sure you’re not missing some new product that you would want later down the road, because mistakes are extremely pricey in this game.
I decided about a year ago I wanted to build my version of the ultimate hunting rifle. I wanted to be able to kill anything in the lower 48 states with the focus obviously being on whitetail. The first decision I made was bullet diameter, and I chose 7mm.
After that I started wading through the 7mm options. I only shoot my reload's, so for me it came down to 3 front runners.