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RonS
01-11-2013, 15:47
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.

seanmac45
01-11-2013, 15:49
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!

mac66
01-11-2013, 16:13
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.

What does it take to turn it? Cut the barrel down, drill and tap for a scope mount? What else

faawrenchbndr
01-11-2013, 16:30
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!

Could you post a pic,....would LOVE to see it!

seanmac45
01-11-2013, 16:33
Could you post a pic,....would LOVE to see it!



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!

seanmac45
01-11-2013, 16:35
What does it take to turn it? Cut the barrel down, drill and tap for a scope mount? What else


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.

countrygun
01-11-2013, 17:02
What does it take to turn it? Cut the barrel down, drill and tap for a scope mount? What else

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.

Jim in MI
01-11-2013, 20:43
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.

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?

Morris
01-11-2013, 23:16
I'd love to see photos of these scouts!

Jim in MI
01-12-2013, 06:28
www.grizzlycustom.com/photos_custom_scout_rifle.html

or go to www.scoutrifle.org and look at photos

seanmac45
01-12-2013, 10:24
Here you go;

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z388/seanmac45/Scout029edit_zpse6fba28e.jpg

Integral sight bases (barrel made with them) and front sight blade
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z388/seanmac45/Scout023edit_zps2a9ab232.jpg

Port side and Ching sling
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z388/seanmac45/Scout021edit_zps301f88f7.jpg

Bolt and Rear Ghost Ring
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z388/seanmac45/Scout019edit_zps29b2d63a.jpg

Gunsite Scout
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z388/seanmac45/Scout018edit_zpsc02d829c.jpg

RonS
01-12-2013, 13:15
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. :)

seanmac45
01-12-2013, 14:04
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.

CJStudent
01-12-2013, 14:27
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!

faawrenchbndr
01-12-2013, 15:09
Here you go;
Gunsite Scout




Very nice,........thanks!

Road Dog
01-12-2013, 16:14
Very nice Sean, that is one slick rifle!

RD

RWBlue
01-12-2013, 16:19
Why not just get a Steyr?

seanmac45
01-12-2013, 16:47
I have a Steyr. But this one was test fired by Col. Cooper himself.

RWBlue
01-12-2013, 16:58
I have a Steyr. But this one was test fired by Col. Cooper himself.

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.