First off I have multiple choices for a base, Marlin 336 30-30 Win, Marlin 1894c .357 mag, Marlin 1894 44 mag and an Ishapore 2A in 308.
All are currently in my Gun Safe and acquiring one is not an issue.
I'm leaning toward the Ishapore for the following reasons,
First it is in a Caliber Col. Cooper recommended for the build.
Second I have multiple copies including a stripped receiver to build from so if I don't like the end product I'm not screwing up a good rifle, I will still have one stock untouched if I do this.
Lastly I am kind of new to the whole Scout Rifle platform so tinkering with the Ishy is a relatively inexpensive platform to start from, I got both that I own for less than $200.00 and the receiver for less than $100.00.
Is this sound logic to anyone else? or am I missing something