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Old 07-10-2013, 06:13 PM   #171
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Very nice! What kind of finish did you use on the wood?
I just use Formby's Tung Oil to finish all the stocks that I do. I hand rub 6-8 coats of Tung oil on each stock,and use 000 steel wool pads between coats,and 0000 steel wool after the last coat for a semi-gloss finish.

This is the Thumbhole stock for my Savage 12 223. I put 8 coats of Tung Oil on it.
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Hillbilly, that's just downright good looking! you did a good job with the tung oil on it. i too prefer the semi gloss look over a shiny stock.
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I just use Formby's Tung Oil to finish all the stocks that I do. I hand rub 6-8 coats of Tung oil on each stock,and use 000 steel wool pads between coats,and 0000 steel wool after the last coat for a semi-gloss finish.

This is the Thumbhole stock for my Savage 12 223. I put 8 coats of Tung Oil on it.
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Beautiful! I just refinished a stock recently too. It was for an old bolt action 20 ga. I was going to use tung oil on it, but the stock was beech and I didn't really care for the color. I ended up using shellac instead (I'm pretty sure that's what it was originally finished with due to it's old deep amber color). I'll get the camera out and see if I can get a good pic of it.
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I did the finish on the Evolution stock on my 10/22,also with Tung oil. I always try to buy my stocks unfinished so I can do them the way I want them to look.

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Here's my Remington with the new pad. Not too bad for my first try. It DEFINETLY helps. That thin, hard plastic pad that came with the rifle was killing my shoulder when I shot from a bench. I could probably shoot all day with this new one.

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It looks great. Question, what is the advantage of a stock like that other then it probably being light weight and looking cool?

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Here's my Remington with the new pad. Not too bad for my first try. It DEFINETLY helps. That thin, hard plastic pad that came with the rifle was killing my shoulder when I shot from a bench. I could probably shoot all day with this new one.

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Mossberg 385? looks almost like my Mossberg 385T, except for the PolyChoke!
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It looks great. Question, what is the advantage of a stock like that other then it probably being light weight and looking cool?
Nothing! I like thumbhole stocks,and since it's almost impossible to find a LH thumbhole stock for the 10/22,I went this route.

I like the job you did on the recoil pad,and also the stock on the shotgun. They both turned out pretty good.
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Mossberg 385? looks almost like my Mossberg 385T, except for the PolyChoke!
Western Field Model 175B. It has a Mossberg butt pad on it, so it could be a 385 made under another name. Let me check on that.

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Nothing! I like thumbhole stocks,and since it's almost impossible to find a LH thumbhole stock for the 10/22,I went this route.

I like the job you did on the recoil pad,and also the stock on the shotgun. They both turned out pretty good.
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Mossberg 385? looks almost like my Mossberg 385T, except for the PolyChoke!
Yep, I think it is a 385. They look completely identical. Some of the 385s had a choke. I think mine may be a 385k??? There's a lot of different models, and I'm not sure what the differences are.

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