I am in the market for a lightweight stalking rifle. Max 3kg , probably 308. A gunshop has some brand new Tikka's M65 in 7x64 available ( approx £500) . If I would want to spent the money of a Sauer 202 outback, I would buy one. At least when you ever have to sell it, you sell a Sauer 202.
Is it possible to built a semi custom (max 3 kg) rifle for about the price of a new Tikka T3 lite? By semi custom I mean putting a good barreled action in a light stock and have it properly bedded. Would it be intresting to use the M65 action, get a barrel and light stock and have a rifle made up?