A lot of life got in the way over the last four years, and I have not seen him in about 3 years. I piddled around with the rifle off and on, and last week I finally mounted a scope on it. It has never been fired, but I will most likely rememdy that shortly.
It has the ususal Richards stock and Redfield style base/ring combo. Neither are to my taste, but the rifle has been growing on me. It fits me very well, and mounted with my eyes closed, I have a full scope picture when I open my peepers.
It has a Shilen 24" barrel, Wisner safety, Bold trigger and Turk bottom metal. I used aluminum oxide to blast it before bluing, and it is my first matte blue job. I used DuLite chemicals in a home built bluing system. I jeweled the extractor, but not the bolt. I may do that yet.
Rather than shim the rear of the base, I recut the front radius. I built a jig to modify the shroud for the Wisner safety, and have used it for 9 other shrouds since.
I did not open up the mag well as the rifle was built as a deer rifle using 150 cup and core bullets. It will accept a 150 grain bullet seated just out past the cannelure. At that length, the bullet is seated just off the rifling when chambered.
And yes, the bolt is forged. The scope is a Burris 6XHBR.