I did what you are thinking, and took it a little further. Started with a lefty tikka t3x 300wsm. having had a t3 in 300wm that kicked like a friggin mule (or two or three), i immediately had it threaded for a brake. that, and putting it into a mesa altitude stock, really made it a pussycat. got two elk with it but then took it a step further and put on a proof carbon barrel.From what I've found and researched I can get my Tikka for less than $800 from my local guy, Can send it to Hells Canyon Armory to thread the barrel and install a brake. I am also looking into the Mesa Precision Altitude Stock for it. With optics, the brake and the stock I could be in a fully ready to go Tikka for right around the same price as a CA Mesa. But having shot Tikkas my whole life, I think it's going to be the best fit for all around Western Hunting out to around 500 yards.
If you dig around on here you’ll find the most common negative review to be the ergos of the stock/stock lines being off/too low on the comb. I have one with adjustable comb on order for my 110LWS. Should be end of month ish when I receive it.Anyone on here have experience with Mesa Precision Stocks?
300wsm is very difficult to find ammo for. I have none and cant find any for less than $100 a box. I currently am thinking of 7mm Rem Mag.I own the savage 110 ultralight in 300wsm and it's been my deer and elk gun for 2 years. Very accurate gun with any ammo I've ever put in it. I took the stock off it and put it in a bell and Carlson Sporter for 300 bucks to give it a better feel.
The mag only holds 2 rounds and the second round out of the mag I consistently get feeding issues.
The action feels nothing near what a Tikka feels like.
If I was to do it all over I would buy a Tikka 300wsm and maybe swap the stock out.
I also owned a Christenson Ridgeline and never got under 1.5 moa with it so it's hard for me to recommend them.
Can't go wrong with a 7 rem mag. I own a Tikka 7mm rem mag also. Shoots 1/2 moa 3 shot groups with federal Barnes ttsx and Hornady eldx.300wsm is very difficult to find ammo for. I have none and cant find any for less than $100 a box. I currently am thinking of 7mm Rem Mag.