About 4 years ago I came across a pretty good deal on a Pre-64 Mod 70 Featherweight 30-06. The bore looked good and the old rust blue is still over 95 %. I saw it's potential and bought it. I needed one as I had just given my "Stainless Classic" Mod 70 in 30-06 to my daughter.
I had the muzzle re crowned, an Old English Pachmayer red recoil pad installed and a full barrel channel, recoil lug, rear tang bedding job that left the barrel free floated about 2 inches from the receiver. A trigger job resulted in the best breaking hunting trigger I have ever pressed. The bottom metal was replaced with a one piece Williams Obendorf style and the 2 action screws were timed.
I then took it to a local guy and he reshaped the stock, installed an ebony forearm tip and pistol grip cap along with some Super Grade swivels. He then re cut the checkering and tediously hand rubbed a mixture of teak and Tung oil finish into the stock that has a very subtle reddish tint.
It wears a Leupold VIII 1.7 x 6 32 mm matte scope and I had the Leupold Custom Shop install their Post/Duplex reticle in it and put it in Warne quick detach rings with their 2 piece bases.
A 1" wide brown Montana Leather Rifle Sling was perfect for this rifle.
So after 4 years and a bunch of money and planning I said a prayer and headed to the range. I brought 2 loads with me, the first was good and the second one with another grain of powder was very good. I had Winchester cases, WLR standard primers and a case full of H4350sc with the 168 gain TSBT seated .050 of the lands as Barnes recommends for a starting depth.
The best load produced a 3 shot group that was right at 3/4" center to center. Not bad for a rifle made in 1958. I will be back to the range soon and fire a 5 shot group at 100 yards to verify the load. After that I will zero the scope for 200 yards and shoot it at 300 and 400 yards. That is as far as I trust my self with a good rest on a moose or caribou if they are broad side and patiently waiting for me to shoot.
If Brockman's Rifles ever gets going again with their pop up peep sight built into a rear Talley base I will go that route and remove the scope when the urge hits me.
If my son in law stops by I will try to post a couple of pics. I am low tech.
Sitting around the moose camp fire with walnut and rust blued steel on an old Mod. 70 ought six is really living!