I bought the rifle used. The cut and crown was already done when I bought it. The rifle appeared to have been used very little. And judging by the lack of scratches or dings, hunted with extremely little or none at all. It had the factory laminated stock on it when I purchased it.How come you had the threads cut off and not just use the thread cap? I like the look of the stock, what sort of bedding does it have?
I am a big fan of this rifle in 375 Ruger and 416 Ruger.This is the rifle I would get for Alaska hunting, but maybe in 338 Win Mag or 375 Ruger...or 416...
I think the 375 Ruger and 416 were designed for shooting from a shorter barrel.I am a big fan of this rifle in 375 Ruger and 416 Ruger.
I don’t feel disadvantaged by the shorter barrels as to velocity loss. The area that I normally hunt is vision limited to absolute maximum of about 225 yards. That is from elevation looking through gaps in alders and black spruce.
I find the stainless a big plus in the normally wet moose hunting season. The shorter barrels are also I plus for me. Though 20” is as short as I would go if building one.
This rifle in the 30-06 is certainly no lightweight as Aussie_Hunter mentioned. It has the same barrel contour as my older Alaskan model 375 Ruger. I think my 416 Ruger version is a more straighter taper so a touch fatter forward of the forend.
I am like Aussie_Hunter regarding the weight of this 30-06. I am liking it. I guess the familiar feel to 9 pound and a few ounce scoped rifles.
I am undecided of what scope is going on this 30-06. But, leaning heavily towards a 30mm tube, Kahles 1.1-4x24 that I have used on bigger bores. If I frequented more open areas, I think I would go with a 1.5-6x42.