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Re: Pictures of your figured gunstocks
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2020, 07:51:54 AM »
I know it does happen, but I've never had one of my wood stocked rifles shift its POI, in widely varying conditions.
The bedding and barrels are going to be the biggest factors in accuracy. Synthetic stocks are fine but wood is natural, beautiful and the king of stocks...
That be very correct. If bedded, wood will be fine.
I agree for looks, but for in the field, I'll disagree. Not because wood isn't as accurate. My 3 best shots as a civilian are all wood stocked, but I don't need to worry a plug nickle how I abuse the synthetics. 

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« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2020, 11:08:23 AM »
Well everybody is different. If you were to look at my stuff I take hunting it looks brand new or close to it. I donít need to drag my bow or gun through the woods or use it to crawl up a creek bank 😂.  Some do and thatís there choice 

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Re: Pictures of your figured gunstocks
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2020, 11:35:44 AM »
Sure, your right. Mine are tools. I care for them, but I don't worry about scratches and related. Going through brambles, gun leads. 

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Re: Pictures of your figured gunstocks
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2020, 11:44:57 AM »
  I love the look of a beautiful gun - stock and engraving and such but in all honesty I would be happy with synthetic stocks on mine. I figure they are there to use and functionality/utility trumps cosmetics. Same with trucks - I think the military has it right with flat paint and such you don't mind driving into the woods and such where you want to go. I always hated getting a new truck that I was reluctant to drive through mudholes and brushy back roads to my secret hunting and fishing spot.
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Re: Pictures of your figured gunstocks
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2020, 12:00:08 PM »
Speaking of brand-new truck, I remember Dad telling me about the time that he bought his only new truck. ďBoy, your momma didnít like this, but the first thing I did when I got it home was take it and scared it up in a big ole brush pile, then Iíd never be worried about scratching it up againĒ. That was in 1984. Keep in mind, I was born in 1971, and I will ALWAYS remember what he said about that! The only vehicle Iíve ever bought new, I stuck in a creek a year after buying and was still making payments on, 1999 Tacoma (hence username). 300k miles later and still have, probably will until I quit using O2.🤣 You just gotta love that kind of reliability. Wait, I got side-tracked from what we were talking about about.

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« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2020, 12:46:25 PM »
I have a number of stocks i have done over the years . One is Kentucky Coffee bean on a 30/06 a Mullberry on a 30/06 another coffee bearn on a 338 and I have a walnut alot of figure that will be a full stock out to the end off the barrel in 375 H and H . For me if its not wood its not a hunting rifle. I have hunted in wet conditions in B.C. Alberta Northwest Territory Newfoundland and never had any problems with wood swelling.  Just my two cents  ;D.

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Re: Pictures of your figured gunstocks
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2020, 01:54:50 PM »
My favorite daily carry piece. Came with black composite. I much prefer the walnut not just for looks; they are also thinner and slip through over-clothes easier.



 

This was a Christmas gift from a mill I obviously have a very close relationship with. Somehow composite just wouldn't be quite the same. The flip side and butt stocks are all personalized.  Best gift ever!


 

This little 357 lever gun is one for one in the deer department. Composite wouldn't add much to its charm either.


 

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« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2020, 03:41:10 PM »
I love it stavebuyer! Awesome  pictures and your thoughts 👍

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« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2020, 03:55:39 AM »
And I am not ready for the day until I slip this little Case Stockman with Bone "stocks" into my pants pocket.

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« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2020, 12:37:58 PM »
Definitely a nice handy little gem

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« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2020, 03:44:43 PM »
A guns "feel" means a lot to me. Most synthetic stocks don't have it, plus a lot of the cheap ones are hollow and I can't stand the sound when things touch them. I bought my wife and I both Remington Mountain Rifles years back. Her's is a stainless with a laminated stock in .260 Rem, mine is blued with a walnut stock in  .280. I wanted the stainless as well but I I wanted a detachable magazine and the blues walnut was the only configuration it was available in. That rifle and I have put some miles on, I try to be careful and treat it nice but I started to figure out that on good hunts, we both come in a little beat up😁 When you're belly crawling across rocks and prickly pear cactus for a hundred yards or more, you don't care as much about the rifle😊 Honestly, if I had a really fine shooting piece, I probably wouldn't hunt with it, or at least not on the more rugged hunts. All of that said, I do have a Howa rifle in 223 that has a Hogue oversold stock. That's a decent stock, and it wouldn't bother me to see it sliding down a mountain quite so much as happened to the 280😂 I may get one in one of the new PRC calibers just to try out. 
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« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2020, 05:24:23 PM »
I rode the butt stock of Savage 99 down a talus slope one year, redesigned it significantly.
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« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2020, 05:55:57 PM »
A pallet full of figured English Walnut stocks. I have no idea what they look like,,,but I own them :D

 
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« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2020, 07:14:34 AM »
When I've hunted the most was back when composite stocks were not out yet. I managed to keep my firearms from becoming a mess by carefulness, and same for my "fancy truck" it doesn't get abused like some I've owned that went in the woods a lot. I rebuilt a wrecked Jeep J10 PU to work for the entire time I was making double payments on our land and home construction loan, ~9 years to pay it off. It was a true POS truck in so many ways I cannot count. I'd rebuilt the cab but traded the regular/rusty bed for a small utility flatbed that I made oak slat sides for. It was a work truck to my school job and went into the woods to pull fire wood,etc.. I'd toss a piece of firewood at it from as far as I could throw it, sometimes I'd miss :D
Misjudged a small tree one time and it found its way to the door of that truck. 
My rifles and shotguns get more love than that J10, and are not used to crawl through crap on my belly nor push down barbed wire fences, etc.. 
I had a neighbor near Valencia, KS where I lived for years who farmed FT and kept either rifle or Model 12 on whichever tractor he was on in fall/winter seasons. Coyotes or a rabbit or squirrel for the pot. They had the blue rubbed off to a silver sheen and buggered up a lot but 100% functional and lubed & cleaned. I get that type of use but not my use. My stocks I've made are all beautiful, some of my others are, some not. If I "had" a rifle that didn't shoot well enough to hit whatever it's purpose was in life, I'd sell it. A deer is not typically a challenging target size wise other than at extreme distances which is not here in the eastern forests. 
I've always enjoyed squirrel hunting with a .22 as it does use marksmanship & patience and hunting skills. I miss dearly miss KS quail, prairie chicken and pheasant hunting, but most of all I miss the squirrels under those huge, towering cottonwood trees across the river from Rossville, KS. Even the local game wardens used their vacations to hunt & trap beaver- where I hunted there, which is instructive in itself. All with nice walnut stocks.
My fancy maple stocked Springfield 30-.06 based.22 rifle almost shoots well enough for competition. Hole in a hole accuracy at 50 yards. I have a Winchester 69A .22 that does almost as well but lacks the trigger job on my .06- .22 and as did the guns of the past has that occasional gem of a piece of walnut that found it's way into a hardware store back when. It's been laying on an old towel on my tablesaw to shoot snapping turtles in the pond outside so as to not bing the stock.  
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« Reply #34 on: November 24, 2020, 08:17:55 AM »
Kantuckid, my rifle growing up, still have, is a 69a, as you say accurate and would do better with a trigger job.  But, rabbits, squirrels and turtles were well taken care of for decades, have not shot it much lately, no opportunity, but lots of memories.
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« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2020, 09:44:19 AM »
Here's my beauty 7mm S.A.U.M. It's a distance shooter but you wouldn't want to carry it long as it's heavy.
Ported, bedded, Presentation blueing and fluted with a 2 lb trigger pull.
No idea what the wood is.
Bought it from a competition distance shooter that was hurting for $$. He had it built by a local gunsmith who has since passed.
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« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2020, 01:41:29 PM »
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« Reply #37 on: November 24, 2020, 02:06:47 PM »
Certainly colorful, I have not seen anything like that. I found a Cooey single shot .22 at an old home my parents bought, it was in rough shape. The stock had been broken at the grip and wired up. My uncle cleaned it up and made a beautiful stock from Japanese cherry, it was a work of art and I loved it. Many a gopher met his Maker but mom found out and made me get rid of it.
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« Reply #38 on: November 24, 2020, 02:22:28 PM »
I have a laminated stock on a ruger 22lr with a bull barrel, but the same color.  i think that is all the same wood species but aniline dye colored.  very stable.  basically a pretty high grade "plywood".  no offence, and only the positive attributes intended.  :)
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« Reply #39 on: November 24, 2020, 02:56:49 PM »
I bought the pallet of walnut stock blanks from a guy going out of business earlier this year. I have no idea (furniture legs???) what to do with them ---so ideas are welcome.
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