hello everyon, I decided to start my own thread for my questions concerning my build.
I decided I would try building an 8mm rifle with an M70 as my base, bought one of the underfolder frontend, bolt and carrer kits from cf, a few other needed parts, mags i hope to use and a new m76 barrel from orf. it's exciting when waiting for parts but i also knew the m70 barrel parts wont fit my m76 barrel without mods to either them or the barrel.
first question, what seems to be the best option? moding my barrel parts for my thicker barrel or turning down my barrel for my parts? personally i would rather do a little of both but i am not sure i want to remove too much material from my barrel. what prodlems could i run into if i turn my barrel down for my reamed out m70 parts?
second question, I have been deciding between a psl length receiver with a lengthened bolt and carrier or massaging my front trunnion and moving my mag forward and massaging my FCG a little if needed but that path i would want to use a standard length bolt and carrier. are there any safety issues with moving a mag farther into the front trunnion and how far forward could a mag move forward and still be safe and functional? also if i go the stretched route, is there a need to stretch my carrier as well as my bolt? or do i just need to lengthen my bolt and the piece on the end of the carrier that protects the bolt from early hammer strike (can't think of the name)
finally, if anyone has any other issues i haven't addressed please let me know. as for 922 stuff I was thinking my us barrel, receiver, fcg and some type of us muzzle break or a us piston. i like making my own things and adding a little custom flair but safety, legality and reliability are all the first considerations.