Re: Barrel block Technology
I talked to my smith about it also and he spoke of using an aluminum block and just boring the hole, milling the multiple recoil lugs into the bottom of it, drilling the holes in the bottom for retaining it in the stock and epoxying in the barrel. Length and look of the top are all your desire.
Using steel would just take longer milling but help with building weight into the rifle though. He said it's really very simple to make and bed in. Nitro Gun Works (907)376-5261 and ask for Dave.