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Starting with a Remington 700 SPS .223 in a Hogue stock with a threaded 20" barrel.
I am going to tig weld a Tac Ops knob on the bolt handle, install the action/barrel/trigger/bottom metal in a McMillan A5 stock. I'll install the pillars and bed it tonight or tomorrow. It may or may not have a Yankee hill muzzle brake/flash hider. I am not sure if I like the way it looks. Here it is test fit together.
I've got a RRA AR15 Varmit with a 26" barrel on the burner too. Thinking of cutting the barrel down to something around 20-22" threaded. Get a Magpul adjustable buttstock, rail handguard system, Harris bipod with podlock and a Leupold M4 3.5-10x40 with Badger or Seekins rings.
Finished up the pillars and action bedding. I just have to let it fully cure.
Pillars from Brownells.
Drilled the stock out to 5/8" for the pillars and bedding compound.
I used Neutral shoe polish (wax) as an antibonding agent. Rub it onto the action, rear tang, recoil lug and anywhere else you don't want the bedding compound to stick to.
Then I mix the bedding compound together really well, smother it on the pillars and insert the action/barrel into the stock with the barrel centered using a few wraps of vinyl electrical tape. Bolt the bottom metal in place and allow it to set.
Once it is set, I remove the action/barrel and check it. Then I reinstall it and mask everything I don't want excess bedding compound to get onto.
Apply the bedding compound onto all surfaces that make contact with the action and where it won't interfere with any moving parts. All voids are filled with plumbers putty or modeling clay.
The action is bolted and torqued into place using the bottom metal and pillars to line it up. All excess is scraped off with a flathead screwdriver.
After a few hours of curing, I check to see the hardness of the compound. I'll press it with a fingernail until I can make a small indention. Once it is cured to that stage, I pop out the action/barrel and trim any overflow or excess with a exacto knife or dremel. Replace the stock and allow it to fully cure for about 24 hours.
NICE. If I had talent like that I could make some money doin that!
I built my 700P up from a stock platform, but all I did was swap parts!
Tried painting it a desert pattern using the same stencils as my .308. Turned out OK I think. The Desert Tan is a little light for my taste.