I just completed it and shot today for the first time.
The first shot was to get on paper. The second was in the bullseye. The rest are shown below. Not perfect. But, it has potential.
I am very stoked to say the least.
Win Mod 70 Push Feed
Krieger barrel (from a Palma rifle with 900+ rounds)
I did a 1" setback and cut it back from 29" to 24"
Coyote stock - second hand, needs bedding
EGW 20 MOA rail
Leupold 6.5-20x56 VX3L
I built this on my new Grizzly g4003g lathe. I also built the jigs to true the action and bolt.
Many thanks to everyone here for all of the pointers and assistance!
Awesome! Way to go. Doing it yourself sure feels good doesn't it?
"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled." R. Feynman. (Last sentence of the Feynman appendix to the Space Shuttle Challenger Report.)
I still need to wrap this one up. But, I just couldn't wait to see some results.
I already have several builds in the queue with progressively higher stakes. I just thought I would start off with a used barrel, inexpensive stock, and a donor rifle that wasn't shooting so great to begin with.
To those of you considering the same path, it's not easy or cheap. But, you will be successful if you make a plan and commit.