Building semi-custom rifle need a lil help from the gents...
Hi there guys
I'm pretty new to the forum, well, posting on it anyway. I've been a member and avid reader for some time, and have come across an idea I'd like some help with.
I'm based in South Africa, and from what i can tell, most of the members on the forum are based States side :)
I'm currently looking to build up a semi-custom rifle, of which two key components in the "semi-custom" part of the build, will be sourced from the states, and so I'm hoping the members and readers will have some experience with the components, and will be able to help me out with some feedback and perhaps a brief review.
I came across the Brown Precision Rifles website, and fell in love with their Pro Hunter Elite (Pro Hunter Elite Rifles - The Ultimate Dangerous Game Rifle from Brown Precision), but alas, at about R7 / USD$1, the cost of about $6000 (R42000) puts it well outside my price range :( and that EXCLUDES courier costs and tax :(
So, i'm now looking at the following-
* Using a new Winchester Mod 70 Safari Express in 375 H&H as my base to build on.
* I'm looking to restock the rifle in a Brown Precision Alaskan Stock (http://www.brownprecision.com/alaskan-stocks.asp) in Elephant Hide finish.
* Next, to tackle capacity, i was looking at adding the XRM magazine insert from Duane Wiebe (XRM© for Classic M-70) to increase magazine capacity from 3+1 to 4+1.
Those are my main primary upgrades, with some smaller ones as possible future options (new front and rear sights from NEGC, etc)
If anyone has had any experience with the above products, or has any advice, please feel free to add :)
Thanks for all the help!