|Project by HalDougherty||posted 04-02-2010 12:57 AM||10361 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I had several people send me e-mail about my 660 stock for the 350 and 6.5mm Magnum rifles. There is a lot of interest in these old Remington rifles and the standard barrel contour was produced in greater numbers than the magnum rifles. This is a stock carved from Ruttland Plywood, and inletted for my Remington 600 in 308. The barrel contour for all the standard rifles is the same. Both the 600 and 660 rifles in non-magnum calibers should fit this stock. At this point, the stock has been sanded to 400 grit and a protective coat of tung oil has been applied with steel wool to further smooth the surface. It’s as smooth as a newborn baby now. For the next few evenings, I’ll rub in a thin coat of oil with 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Then when the tung oil has set, I’ll apply the finish. I’m not sure if it will be wipe on poly, automotive clear coat, or Linspeed from Brownells. The last step will be to glass bed the action. Everything fits now and the action area has been opened up around the recoil lug to hold the glass bedding. I started carving this morning about 9 am with a carved blank that wasn’t inletted. Just after 10 am I was finished fitting the action. It will take about 30 minutes each evening for a week to finish and bed the rifle. Most of the time I don’t get to take a stock all the way through the process. They go out the door in an unfinished condition. I’m going to make a few more stocks for the model 600 and I may keep one for my rifle.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com