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Old 04-28-2012, 04:57 PM   #11
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Ha! That's awesome. The Kimber Caprivi was the one I've been trying to match.
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It looks pretty nice. Will it be going on a M70?
some of that light colored French walnut would look good on a Model 70! with a very light stain, just enough to bring out the pattern of the grain.
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some of that light colored French walnut would look good on a Model 70! with a very light stain, just enough to bring out the pattern of the grain.
That's the idea. I'm hoping to start putting a custom rifle together soon, just trying to figure out all the components.

I'd like to build a .416 Ruger on a model 70 action or 98 Mauser, color case hardened. Rust blued 24 inch shilen barrel, French walnut stock. Just to be ready for that day I get rich and famous and can afford to go to Africa.

Basically I want it to look like this, only in my price range.

http://www.kimberamerica.com/rifles/specialty/caprivi-special-edition
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That's the idea. I'm hoping to start putting a custom rifle together soon, just trying to figure out all the components.

I'd like to build a .416 Ruger on a model 70 action or 98 Mauser, color case hardened. Rust blued 24 inch shilen barrel, French walnut stock. Just to be ready for that day I get rich and famous and can afford to go to Africa.

Basically I want it to look like this, only in my price range.

http://www.kimberamerica.com/rifles/specialty/caprivi-special-edition
I'd like to see that when it's finished. Be sure to post some pics.
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I'll put it all on here. Might be a few years to see it through

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Technically, Claro Walnut is Black Walnut. Generally, Black walnut that grows in Northern California is called Claro Walnut. I don't know why though.

This is (highly figured) American Black Walnut

It figures Kalifornia would change the name of an American classic to a preppy name.
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