Well the wait is over -I've finally got my 6.8 LEFTY bolt gun project together (at least all the parts to the gun smith.) This rifle is intended to be the one I carry with me all the time in my pick up truck. It'll do duty as one of my deer rifles for local hunting and possibly traveling a bit. I wanted the magazine fed feature to stay in legal as fire arms here can not have loaded magazines even when cased in a vehicle.
I started with a CZ 527 lefty .223. Acquired CZ527 7.62x39 bottom metal, magazines, and a take off Remington 270 stainless barrel.
Discussions with the smith doing the work have us planning on a different scope mounting set up (preferably some form of low mount Weaver style bases for a better quality QD scope attachment) and possibly a set of high visibility sights to make it easy for my poor near vision to see them enough to make them a useful item.
When it all comes back to me, I'll shoot it a bit to see if there's any tweeking needed. Then it'll possibly go some where for refinishing and I'll consider some synthetic stock options even though left handed options for this rifle are limited.
I'll post some pictures when she comes home to me.
Now for the waiting....
The 6.8 came home today and I'm pleased to say the least!
Barrel is at 19", bottom metal and mags from 7.62x39 (feed well, may need a bit of tweeking), glass beded, iron sights are the Williams Fire Eyes (for my tired near vision eyes , and nicely recrowned.
It goes to the range tomorrow with several types of ammo to test. It may go to Montana on thursday for my prong horn hunt. I'll use my other rifle for the buck tag. May use this one for the additional doe after that.
I'll let you know how it shoots.
A couple more pics: