Custom made Rifle Stock

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Project by GaryK posted 06-11-2008 09:02 AM 15046 views 7 times favorited 60 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got around to finishing this rifle stock. I mentioned in someone elses post that I was working on one.
Well, here it is.

This is my first attempt at a stock that I started a couple of years ago before I moved to Texas. The hardest part was letting in the action. The action is glass bedded and the barrel is free floating.

For a stock rifle it is incredibly accurite. Loading your own ammo makes all the difference in the world. I found a load that can give 1” 3 round group at 200 yards.

The stock is a fantastic piece of walnut that has a feathered butt and curly forearm. The forearm cap and the grip cap are madagascar ebony.

All in all it turned out great but was way too much work for me

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 06-11-2008 09:07 AM

Sweet Gary, that walnut is beautiful, what is the caliber of the rifle. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 06-11-2008 10:00 AM

Unbelievable piece of work. Gary tell me what u cannot do

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 06-11-2008 10:58 AM

Oh, yea, I forgot the caliber, thanks Mike. It’s a Weatherby rifle in 7mm Remington Mag.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 06-11-2008 11:27 AM

No doubt, a beautiful piece of wood. And it looks like a lot of work. Most impressive.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#5 posted 06-11-2008 12:00 PM

Nice job .It looks great.What a challenge ,and I thought I was doing good when I made my son pistol grips.Again nice job

-- Bill in Mich

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#6 posted 06-11-2008 12:23 PM

thats beautiful gary! that must have been hard to shape the whole thing to. thanks for the post.

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#7 posted 06-11-2008 12:32 PM

There is one that will reach out and touch someone… with class! Beautiful piece of wood, and great work (not that we are surprised by the craftsmanship…) BTW, it wasin your comment on my rifle stock that you promised us you would get this done. Which you did!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#8 posted 06-11-2008 12:40 PM

Now thats Pretty, beautiful…........just love it. I would be afraid to use it?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#9 posted 06-11-2008 12:57 PM

Thanks for inspiration Gary. I have a 22 to do for a guy right now. It was in a fire, but he was able to save the burned , charred stock. I did one once (a russian make) and swore I would never do another one. I only said I would do it because he said he tried all over the US and came up empty. We’ll see what happens.

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,

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#10 posted 06-11-2008 01:18 PM

Another beautiful piece of craftsmanship by you.

I don’t believe there’s anything that’s too much work for you.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#11 posted 06-11-2008 01:24 PM

Absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing Gary.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#12 posted 06-11-2008 01:59 PM

Gary, do I smell a special target market you could make some good cash on? Can’t be too many guys doing that! Beautiful wood – and job.

-- Have a blessed day!

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#13 posted 06-11-2008 02:04 PM


-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#14 posted 06-11-2008 02:27 PM

That’s beautiful, Gary! And I’m just as impressed by a 1” group at 200 yards.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 06-11-2008 02:42 PM

Great job Gary.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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