|Project by HalDougherty||posted 03-22-2012 03:17 AM||9760 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
Two benchrest or f-class style laminated gunstocks made with American walnut and black cherry slices. Each stock is made from the same pattern, but each stock has a different look because the interior pieces on each were different. One stock is inletted for a Remington 700 short action and the other stock has been inletted for a Savage benchrest rifle. The stock holes are not cut all the way through the stock so the owner can if needed plug them on the inside and cut new holes where they are needed. Also there is no magazine well cut or openings for bottom metal. These target rifle stocks are for single shot barreled actions. The flat wide forend helps with stability and the flat rear butt of the stock will let the stock slide backward under recoil and smoothly slide back to battery for the next shot. The rifles built on these stocks, should after aluminum pillars are installed and the actions galss bedded, be great shooting rifles. When the cherry darkens these stocks will be even nicer. You never know what color the cherry will have as it ages. I enjoy watching the transition. Before rubbing in a couple of coats of tung oil to help protect the wood from absorbing moisture, the cherry was almost as light as maple. I finished these stocks this morning and left them in the Sun almost all day.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com