Originally Posted by TAC
I think you're better off buying a donor rifle with the desired bolt face and selling off the barrel and stock. As a fellow lefty I know how difficult it is to find a left handed action; all but one of my rifles are right handed which is actually good for bench shooting but lousy for off handed shots when hunting.
Reviews are mixed on these actions and they are pretty pricey.
Model 1999 Montana Short Actions
The montana actions are actually cast and not machined. I don't know enough about casting process to say if this is good/bad or indifferent when it comes to actions. I've heard and read very good and very poor reviews about them and they are pricey. I know a couple of top builders who have already told me they wouldn't build the rifle I want if that's the action I want to use. That why I'm looking for another option.
I'd hate to invest that much money to find out I've got a poor quality action.
I could easily find a LH Win Model 70 rifle to work from as it would solve a lot of my problems. The issue is all LH Model 70's came in WSM calibers. I've been told the bolt face can't be changed or modified to fit a standard .243.
If someone knows anyone who can convert a WSM bolt face I'd like to know.