I see a nice Blaser Poster in the background... I hope the rifle your referring to for the Buck tag is an R-93 or K-95.
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....
That is a nice rifleTim_W said:Awesome Chopperguy.
Very nice stick you put together.
I have plans to do the same but with a RM 700 as the base with the hardware to allow for 2.5 COAL :mrgreen: A 20" barrel but I think I am taking this toward the light mountain/ pack type rifle setup. I think that is a very good niche for the 6.8. You have a very light rifle but becasue its a 6.8 you have no recoil like you would with say a 308 from a 4.5 lbs gun. Pillar and bedded. PTG has the Rem700 bolts for the 6.8. With a fixed power scope to keep weight down it should be nice.
The reason for the extended mag space is the gun is being setup to specifically shoot longer 130 gr bullets. With MV of 2600 they will be very effective on anything I choose to take. With BCs up to .478 and all working with an 11 twist I should be GTG for anything I choose to take out to 500 all from a little light rifle.