Hello all. I am new to the forum. I recently acquired a model 11. top bolt release 300 wsm from a friend. unfired condition. has accu-trigger, detachable mag, synthetic stock, and a rather robust barrel. it measures around .710 at the muzzle. my questions are as follows.
1. other than model 11 stamped on it.. was there another name for this model?
2. is the barrel considered a medium or a heavy barrel ? im looking at finding a brake and considering options. any feedback on harrells precision tuneable brakes?
barrel diameter near/at muzzle measured +- .710. cutting it down to 1/2 28 tpi seems like alot of metal to remove. is there a size in between 1/2 -28 and 5/8 -24?
3. would like to upgrade to a wood stock. have looked at boyds. if i went with boyds, would have to install a bottom metal kit? any pointers? ideas ? etc.

thank you