I got to looking at what I wanted to do an started mocking up parts I had layning every were.
I layed a 18" barreld (243 win) AMD front end on a polish shell with the stock sort of on it an it looks kind of cool. I think a slightly longer wooden version of a amd hand guard that flowed into a retainer that was more of a rounded end cap would be cool. sort of like the ends of a fancy bolt action stock. anyway I like the profile.
Im thinking a custom trigger guard with some style that dont look like it was made in a vice in 9th grade metal shop would be cool an is needs a push button safety. there is no need for a selector lever on a sporting rifle. A traditional safety is more aproperiate here IMO.
any way here are a few pictures of a mock up I like the stock with the metal also but want wood for a hunter metal gets to damn cold in the winter. was thinking a laminated wood amd like fore end might be doable at home.