I'm in the Washington area and my gunsmith loved building my 28 Nosler on a Win 70s. I now currently have 2 custom Mdl 70s and they all operate great! easiest trigger to adjust and modify without going to a custom either. My factory tuned trigger set at 2lbs crisp pulls 100 better than my 1.5 lbs tuned Timney...LOL.I have spoken with a few gunsmiths about building a rifle using a Model 70 action. But i keep getting the same response. If it is not a Remington 700 or Remington clone, they want nothing to do with it. I am just curious is this something common among all gunsmiths?
If you want a great smith thats comfy with Win 70s and highly trusted with references feel free to hit me up on messenger. Jeremy Laier is the guy's name and hes tops in my book.