I just purchased a .416 Ruger Hawkeye Rifle and wish to have a picatinny rail installed forward of the scope mounts for a scout rifle. After using such a rail for my AR-15 and seeing the usefullness of it for every kind of sight imaginable...I'm thinking with my 20" barrel...I might be able to move my rear sight (forward/rearward) so that a rail could be used? I purchased a blank rail from brownells...but it will require milling to fit barrel diameter/contour and will need to be drilled...four screws preferred.
I wish the barrel to be ported...possibly on upper portion of the barrel band...and the stock to be drilled to accomodate several recoil reducers.
The bolt is positively the roughest I have ever encountered...and I am trying to rework it so that it cycles smoothly!
Is there a gunsmith in Alaska that can perform this kind of work...and if so do you have any contact numbers for them.