Re: Building from scratch
I have considered it, but those raceways seems like a real booger to machine. I bought a small metal shaper for that purpose, but lost interest in the project. There are some easier designs for home built actions but you will end up building your own bolt also. I would pass, but there has to be some huge personal satisfaction in taking an animal with a scratch build. I think that I am going to opt for a falling block design for my scratch build, but it is probably going to be a long range muzzle loader that is going to use shortened CF cases for ignition. Over on the home gunsmithing forum there are a lot of ideas for scratch builds.
I admit that I know just enough to be dangerous.....but dangerous at ever extending distances.