I wanted to build an all around big game rifle that would weigh in around 8.5 lbs. all up and able to hunt in all weather conditions. Well I got my rifle back today from Kevin Weaver and all up it weighs in at 8 lbs. and 9 oz., so I'd say I made my goal. Little over three years collecting the parts and four months waiting on it to be built. I'm thinking it will receive a steady diet of 200 grain Accubonds and RL-15.
I've hunted the SE Alaskan rain forests a couple of times for bear so the rifle might get a metal coating of some sort in the future. I like the black stock but it might get a paint job as well to break it up a bit. However this rifle should take anything I want to hunt in North America, and be able to ride around in an aluminum boat in salt water and come out looking pretty good.
Build is as follows for my Weaver Rifles
SS M70 Classic action
Pac-Nor #3 Shilen contour, SS Super Match barrel 24" long 1:10 twist 3 groove
McMillan Hunters Edge stock inlet for Montana 99 action (found on campfire classifieds)
Talley LWT extended mounts
Leupold VX3 2.5-8X36 B&C reticle
Kevin filled in the stock and matched the color pretty well where the bolt release was for the Montana action.