Opinions on rolling block actions
I'm planning on building a single-shot rifle for plinking with, probably in one of the smaller calibers to reduce recoil (I have several old 45-70's); I am thinking a rimmed cartridge such as 30-30 on a rolling block action, mindful of the fairly weak nature of the action, I would be using blackpowder or low pressure smokeless loads. I have a tapered octagon barrel blank in 30 cal with a large enough shank diameter to fit a large rolling block action and threading/chambering it/fitting extractor is no problem. What I would like to get opinions on, is how do the modern rolling block actions (Uberti, Star, Pedersoli) compare in quality to the original Remington actions (say the 1902 smokeless or the Swedish model)? I have shot the originals, but I have never shot the reproductions. I'm guessing the the repro's already have a smaller diameter firing pin for higher pressures than the originals, but I can easily bush the breechblock of an original. Thanks.