I was looking for some input. I am wanting to get into long range shooting and want to build a target/tactical rifle based on my Rem 700 .30-06 action. I'd like to know what barrels would be best for my application. I read somewhere that some manufacturers tend to specialize more to one application more than others( target, competition, tactical). I found Pacnor and like the #7 profile(straight taper 1.2 - .875). Not sure what type of crown to put on it or if I should go with a shorter barrel than that one which is 28" if available. The current rifle as is, is doing .75" @100yds with a swift 3x9x40 hunting scope, and shooting federal match 150gr store bought ammo. It also has the stock rem trigger. All I have done to it was a skim bed job done by me from instructions found on here. I have a Hawke 4.5x14x42 10x mildot scope on the way and plan on replacing the stock from the plastic Rem that came with the rifle.
Any input and guidance would be greatly appreciated.