|Project by TopamaxSurvivor||posted 05-04-2010 09:50 AM||2550 views||0 times favorited||21 comments|
I made this stock about 20 years ago. It is Walnut with Birchwood Casey’s Tru-oil finish, about 5 coats, hand rubbed and steel wooled in between coats. It is a Winchester 52 in .22 Long Rifle caliber. I stocked it for rim fire silhouette shooting. They are shot offhand, no support from 40 meters to 100 meters. It is not an easy game. I carved the pig because it is the easiest to hit and my favorite target on the course. Plus, my favorite style of rifle, Kentucky long rifle, usually has carvings that adorn the stock.
The reason for the odd shape is to cut weight to meet the limit and to fit the shooter perfectly for offhand shooting. While inletting this action and barrel into the wood takes some patience and care; it is a lot easier than the pistol in this blog: http://lumberjocks.com/TopamaxSurvivor/blog/15470 . The white card taped in the hollow is for sight settings. You have to change them for each of the 4 sets of targets form 40 to 100 meters. There is plenty of room on the card to note changes and make notes about the wind.
I have another silhouette stock I made for another rifle that is very simillar, but I can’t seem to locate it right now ;-((
-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence