So, I kinda made an impulse buy, which is starting to look pretty stupid.
I ordered a Winchester Model 70 Sporter in 7mm Rem Mag, that I thought I'd be able to easily convert to a 7mm STW. Turns out I was wrong, as you have monkey with the bolt stop on an M70, and replace the mag and follower. Not a big deal, but things add up quickly.
Also with this gun, I ordered 3 grade II walnut stocks with the intent of keeping the best one and selling the other two. Once again, made a mistake in that in that the barrel channels will need to be opened because they were designed for standard barrel contours.
None of these are necessarily major deal breakers, but, what was once going to be a simply plug and play with the stock, and a rechambering job that I could do myself with a rented reamer and headspace gauge, is now going to be a bit more expensive, and I need a barrel channel tool.
So, now what? Can the whole idea? Go forth anyway? Compromise and do a 7mm Weatherby, Mashburn Super, or 7x300 Win?
Gun will arrive tomorrow.