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I just finished a new stock project. It's a thumbhole stock for a Remington 660. I've wanted one for a long time, but no commercial gunstock companies make one as regular item… So, I made my own. It's got a beavertail forend for target shooting and it is great for off hand shooting. I chose this color because it's as close to cammo as I can find. The background was hedge and treebark and the rifle fits right in. It's going to be in use next deer season. I've included some pictures of the inlet area so you can see the precision carving involved with making a gunstock. Closeups of the grip area are shown because the colors of the dyed birch look pretty good.

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That's sharp!
 

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I really like that. Great job. Love the color of the laminate. May I ask where you obtained the laminate material.
 

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You can get laminated plywood blanks from Ruttland Plywood. Only they limit sales to big slabs of wood. (several hundred dollars per sheet) Boyds Gunstocks will sell you a blank that's sized to make a gunstock at a very reasonable price.

Here's a link to their blanks:

http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/Walnut-and-Laminate-Hardwood-Gunstock-Blanks-s/79.htm

I usually make stocks from either walnut, cherry and/or maple because I like the beauty of real wood. This last week I got a chance to get a small supply at a really good price and this stock is the result.
 

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Beautiful job, Hal!
 

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Stock making is an art. I have made a couple and appreciate the work that goes into a handcrafted stock, Nice job.
 

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Life is too short to have ugly guns! This stock is fantastic & would make it a joy to have. If my old brain remembers correctly, the 660 had the first nylon stock? It didn't look very nice back then & your new stock improves the look 100%
 
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