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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by RonS, Jan 11, 2013.


  1. RonS

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    Well, just emailed a request for quote on the machining work to turn a Model 70 Featherweight Compact into a Scout Rifle. (Or pseudo scout if it doesn't make weight with the factory wood stock.)

    Fingers crossed on the cost.

    I think it is time. Maybe a little late even.
     

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    I own an original Gunsite Scout built by Ted Yost back in the early 90's at the Gunsite Smithy

    It was built up on a SAKO action and is amazingly light and handy. Too bad I never shoot it.

    Good luck with your build!
     

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    What does it take to turn it? Cut the barrel down, drill and tap for a scope mount? What else
     
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    Could you post a pic,....would LOVE to see it!
     
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    I will try to find the time this weekend to drag it out of the vault and blow the dust off. I'll snap a couple of shots and post them in this thread if the OP does not mind.

    She's a beaut!
     
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    Off the top of my head, a butt cuff for spare ammo, magazine stop for single round loading, iron backup sights and a three point (Ching) sling.

    At least those were the old standards.
     
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    The best way to work the mount is build a bridge (rail) between the existing receiver holes and a base in the rear sight dovetail, if the rifle has the notch.
     
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    I have a Grizzly Custom scout rifle. I used a 1953 Winchester 70, and had it built in 30-06. Pics are on Grizzly's website, mine has the camo paint job.

    I also have a Steyr Scout.

    I could have bought 2 more Steyrs for what the Grizzly cost me.

    Have you been to the scout rifle forum/website?
     
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    I'd love to see photos of these scouts!
     
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    Here you go;

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    Integral sight bases (barrel made with them) and front sight blade
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    Port side and Ching sling
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    Bolt and Rear Ghost Ring
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    Gunsite Scout
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  12. RonS

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    That is a slick rifle, thanks for posting.

    My initial build with involve milling the rear bridge for stripper clips, adding a front sight base and a base for the front scope ring. I have that modeled and ready to make, just deciding to go Talley or Weaver.

    Probably go with an XS ghost ring rear sight and a NECG Masterpiece front sight.

    It's good to see someone with a gun of that quality, sometimes I have to wonder if they exist outside the gun mags. :)
     
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    Ron;

    Thanks for your kind words. Sounds as though you've thought your build out well. Hope to see some pics when she's done.
     
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    Nice rifle, Seanmac! I love the camo on the stock, too!

    To the OP: I've barely messed with bolt guns, but i'd love to see it when it's done!
     
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    Very nice,........thanks!
     
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    Very nice Sean, that is one slick rifle!

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  17. RWBlue

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    Why not just get a Steyr?
     
  18. seanmac45

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    I have a Steyr. But this one was test fired by Col. Cooper himself.
     
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    Sorry, my comment was not for you. It was for the OP.

    Your setup has a cool factor because is it pre-Steyr and shot by cooper.