I am getting ready for retirement and decided I wanted to jazz up my post 64 mdl 70 30.06. Here are my changes:
Choate Ultimate Varmit stock
Lothar Walther 26" barrel
Millet trs1 4-16-50
Harris bipod 6-9 in.
I hope to be shooting it with in the next few weeks. I purchased the mdl 70 back in 95 to go hunting with my father. Based on research, seems the rifle was made in 1973. It had a 22" barrel and it shot pretty good.
"I had a motorcycle wreck which jacked up my ability to properly mount a standard rifle. I liked the look of the Choate Varmit stock and not being a gunsmith (but have a friend who is) I provided him the parts. I wanted a 24 in
barrel but according to the barrel maker, a 26 would yield better ballistics.
Being that I am a retiring police officer I know more about handguns than rifles(I know some Swat guys but....), I relied on reading this site and others to determine which direction I wanted to go. My smith's last comment to me about the build is this rifle is looking bad-a--.
I don't think you will go wrong. Lots of Ideas out there. As soon as its finished and I get the chance to shoot it I'll know if my thoughts were right.