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Old 04-14-2011, 01:29 AM   #11
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Thanks guy's,I'm not the kind of guy that needs to be told "Good Job",but I just thought since there were no replies,that nobody was interested in how to do a little work on an unfinished rifle stock.
Anyone that takes the time to try and share a little work with the forum knows how much extra time it takes to take pictures,crop & resize all the damn things,transfer them to Photobucket,and then do a write up and post all the crap on a forum.

I'll be happy to continue with it.

Auslach-You are correct,It had the factory tupperware on it.They flex very bad on the fore end.
Lon-What do you mean,all my stuff is synthetic.Just what do these look like,buddy!




I also finished the Ruger 10/22 Evolution stock and the stock on the 03A3.

Cane-I'm sorry,I ran out of $1,000,000.00 bills.It was all that I had in my pocket at the time!
J.D.-Thanks for the kind words.
Bear-Thanks,I always like to work with wood. Gun stocks that is!
Nitro-Thank you.

I've already put 3 coats of finish on it after I finish sanded the whole thing with 300 & 400 grit paper.
I use Formby's Tung Oil on all of my stocks.No reason for this brand,but it has always given me great results.I also buff between coats with 0000 steel wool.
I'll take some pics of it tomorrow before I put on the 4th of 8 coats.

I'm thinking about trying something different on the Glass bedding.
I bought an epoxy that is like clay.You knead it together,and it changes color and begins to set up.It has a workable time of several minutes,and cures in 2 hours.It shouldn't be as messy as the regular bedding epoxy.

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Old 04-14-2011, 01:32 AM   #12
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Well, that's easy....I've never SEEN those! At least I don't think so.

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Well, that's easy....I've never SEEN those! At least I don't think so.
I know I had the 10/22 at the M&G. Ineffable shot the crap out of it!
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So far I have got 4 coats of Tung Oil on the stock.I'm hoping to finish all 8 coats in the next couple days,since I'm off work the next 2 days.
I'm trying to decide whether to have a matte finish or just leave it glossy.It looks fantastic with a gloss finish,but this is a varmint hunting rifle,and the less chance for glare off the finish the better.
I can always polish the finish back glossy,if I want it that way.

Glossy finish-





Matte finish-





Which finish do you guy's like?

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I'd leave it glossy myself. Scaring critters from gun shine is way overrated and besides you'll be pointing the rifle toward them anyway. IMO the only 2 things that gun shine will alert are turkey & man.

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I say glossy too, IMO it goes with the stainless better. If it's going to be a varmint rifle then you're presumably going to be too far away for them to see the glint of the stock anyway right?

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Well,I finished putting all 8 coats of Tung Oil on the stock,and put everything back together.
I decided to have a semi-gloss finish on the stock.After the last coat dried,I buffed it with steel wool,and then polished it with a paste wax.

I think it turned out great.I didn't bed the action,and after shooting it today,it shouldn't need to be bedded.If it starts to have any accuracy problems,then I'll go ahead and bed it.

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Wowie-zowie! Awesome job! Now you got me to thinkin'.....

Only problem is the thumbhole and cheekrest are on the wrong side...

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Looks great THB.

What sorta groups did you extract from it? Job well done!

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Looks great THB.

What sorta groups did you extract from it? Job well done!
Thanks a bunch Aus,and Lon.It was worth the work.

Aus,I wrote up a range report,here's the link-

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f66/went-shot-little-today-41640/
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