This is a poor attempt to showcase a great piece of work. But I think you can get the gist from these.
Notice the tight inletting.
I do an unorthodox method of glassing. I do it by phase. First it was the pillars. Second it was the receiver (with barrel screwed in for ref.) you can see that (stage) sloppy in the pic. Then after the barreled assembly is complete, I will glass the barrel to free float it.
I will do all of the initial glass work, then final contour sand to fit it to me. (This cleans up my messy efforts at the glassing... see pics!)
Notice the clean lines. Having toted McMillans around for years, I can tell you it closely resembles the A-5 with the great feel of wood.
More to follow. I will next hog out the forend to create a channel and lead/glass it up. Will make a very stable platform. I will also drill out the butt to place about 1 lb of weight.