Its a south bend 9" very early one as it dosent have the common 1 1/2 spindel but some other goofy size that you cant find backing plates for. I got a full set of standard gears for it. need a three jaw and a steady rest. I have a bigger calusing with roller bearings that I need to get up and running and cleaned up that will be better for this.
Id really like to use a AK 74 bolt and carrier but there pricey and I dont have any on hand. I think the bolt would be a little stronger. Im debating on going woth a stock RSB or making a custom one for optics only like onmy varmint builds. a 243 with out optics is kind of pointless. long range round with short range sights is not a good combo. Im going to make the lower rail with the ejector today and hopefully get those welded in. I need to come up with a cross member of some type as well Im thinking if the mag well to extend into the reciver in the back and the tab I left on the reciver was on the out side of the mag well housing that I could use the rear of the mage well as the center support and just weld it in and not need a rivet and tube set up. I have a whole bunch of ideas here to sort out.
Im going need a few compliance parts as well if this gets a pistol grip and evil features. I may make a floor plate and use a US made stock.
Im wondering if I use a US made rod and butt pad on a AMD folding hinge is it a US stock Or not????? I have a AMD trunin with the stock rod broken off that would be perfect for this i want a folding colapsable that will adjust for a kid possable. That part is all up in the air.