|Project by HalDougherty||posted 02-19-2010 11:15 PM||20773 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
I just finished a custom stock for a Remington 660. (It would also fit a Model 600 Remington 350 Magnum.) The original rifle was made in the early 1960’s when laminated stocks were new and radical. The magnum model of both the 600 and 660 was available in 350 Remington Magnum and 6.5 Remington Magnum. The recoil was fierce and the laminated stock was used to keep the weight down while increasing strength. This first stock is made from English walnut, rock maple and a center section of black walnut. I’ve included a photo of some of the prototype stocks I carved to see what different combinations of woods looked like. I made one test stock using English Walnut and Bartlett Pear, one with black walnut and rock maple, and black walnut and cherry. The original stock is shown in the 5th & 6th photo.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com