Other attributes of the M704 that gun builders will surely value are its fit with many M700 parts. The receiver rings take M700 scope mount bases. M700 triggers — like the Timney on this rifle, — drop right in. I believe even M700 stocks fit with no or minimal adjustments.
One challenge I faced with this magnum was fitting a scope. The gap across that long action port exceeded the space between bells of most scopes in inventory. A 1.5×6 or something similar with no flared objective bell would have been easy, but none of mine fit the ring diameters I had. A bit of planning would have rectified this challenge.
Greg Krick, now owner of High Tech Gunstocks (I believe he operates under Krick Composites,) fittingly fitted this barreled action to one of his well designed safari style stocks with a wide, rounded comb and raised cheekpiece to moderate felt recoil. An aluminum pillar at the tang and aluminum block under the front receiver ring permit consistent metal to metal fit between the action and the stiff, hand-laid synthetic stock. I was pleasantly surprised by how well this build controlled recoil. With Talley quick detach rings and Swarovski 3-10x42mm scope, the rifle weighs just 8-pounds, 12 ounces, a bit light for a cartridge of this size. The Timney trigger broke at 3.5 pounds, just about perfect for a rifle that might be used in the heat of the action.
Custom Rifle on M-704 Legendary Action Works in 9.3×62 — Ron Spomer Outdoors is written by Ron Spomer for www.ronspomeroutdoors.com