Thanks for the info guys! What I'm thinking about is making a semi custom 300 mag. I was looking at taking apart a Winchester extreme weather because I don't really like the stock. But I've also been looking at the Dakota as I think I could put a stock on a barreled action for not too much more than the Winchester with a new stock. Edellweis, are any of those actions you mentioned stainless?
To clarify my question, I am looking to work on a stainless controlled round feed with a nice synthetic stock.