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Making rifle stock from a 2x6 (first attempt)

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Old 11-20-2013, 04:09 PM   #11
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Nice work! Check out rimfire central, several of us over there build stocks. It a nice place to pick up ideas.

If you sealed the wood well I wouldn't be too concerned. You did well in strengthening the stock with threaded rod and jb weld. Only other place you might need is a cross bolt to prevent it from splitting with repeat recoil. Look at older mil rifles like the 03 Springfield or the moisin nagant. They used the cheapest wood that would do the job with a crossbolt.

Wood is the cheapest part of building a stock. Judging by your workmanship you'll move up to a better stick for the next one. There is always a "next one".
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:04 PM   #12
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Looks great, but could use some live bear you can't castrate one on your first try.

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You have some skills!!... I'm curious why you didn't go with hard wood, pine wood doesn't seem to me to be the best choice for the effort and expected long-term results...
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:34 PM   #14
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i admire the thought and attention to detail you put into it. very well done.

but my concern is also the choice of wood you used. pine is a soft and wide grained wood. check out Boyd's and Richard's Microfit Stocks for walnut or laminated wood blanks and do the same thing.

not the particular design i would have used, but i am still very impressed with what you did with a cheap 2x6 lumber! again very well done!
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Although the OP clearly has woodworking skills, I believe he said this was the first stock he tried to make and wanted to use a cheap wood to practice on. If this is his first attempt, I'm sure stock number 3 will be a perfect beauty!
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Originally Posted by jason7001 View Post
I wanted a free floating stock for this build but I didn’t want to pay for one. Mainly I just wanted to try and make my own stock. I have never attempted anything like this before but figured I'd give it a shot and see how it works out. The rifle I am using is a basic Remington 700 ADL from academy. I picked it up for about $425 after tax..
Looks good. Working on your project leave you any free time to get into trouble?
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:26 PM   #17
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Great looking stock. Good job
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very nice. let us know how it shoots
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Originally Posted by hiwall View Post
The wrist area of the stock will be very weak both due to design and the soft wood(likely fir). ....Good job!!!!!!!!
The grain is setting about the best it can for adding strength to the wrist.

I also think that I am looking at fir. Hemlock.

OP didn't say what part of the country he's from. He could also head back to lowes and ask the lumber guy...

It does look very nice in the pics.
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Im in Ft. Hood Texas.

I shot about 55 rounds of cheap bulk 308 through it in one sitting a few weeks ago. It was shooting about 1.5 moa. Im guessing I can get it under 1 moa when i start shooting hand loads through it.

As for time to get into trouble. The project took up most of my free time when I was in the middle of it. A few weekends and several after work hours.
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