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This varmint stock fits a Savage 25-06 varmint rifle. It's made from tiger maple and wild cherry. It's been sanded to 180 grit at this point and there is no oil or finish applied. It's tough to get good photos of unfinished maple before dye or oil has been applied. After finishing this stock is going to be beautiful.

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Great looking job on that stock!

25-06 is a good round for varmints. I use a .243 win Weatherby myself.
 

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great wood, great stock,, great choice for a rifle,, I've got a bull barreled Strom Ruger 25-06, great shooting gun.
 

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Whee!! It looks waaaaaaayyyy better than the old flintlock I been usin to run off the revanewers wit. No, honest, it really shows the pride in your work.
 

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Nice work. you got some pretty good pics for bare wood!!
 

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Nice ,great wood too.
 

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Great looking stock.Hope we see it finished.
 

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What are you talking about beautiful after finish - it's beautiful right now!

Doug
 

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It is a great looking project. I too would like to see it completed

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I have considered trying my hand at a gunstock, the main question I have always had though is how to know how deep and exactly where to put all cutouts/holes/slots, etc. for the hardware? Do you just take measurements off the original stock or is there somewhere to get these measurements from?
 

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The way the old gunsmiths made stocks for bolt action rifles, was to center two holes spaced the same as the action bolt holes. Then, they'd open the barrel and action channel till the action was bedded. Next they'd turn the stock over and inlet the floorplate and trigger guard.

I'm not an old gunstock maker. I've only been carving stocks for a little over two years. My technique is to use a duplicator. (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/19137) The pattern you are duplicating goes on one side, and the stock blank goes on the other. You use a stylus to trace the pattern stock and a cutter with an identical shape carves away everything that's not a stock. It's hard to believe you can carve with a 2hp router. For your first stock, buy a simi-finished stock from a custom stockmaker. You can find lots of cheep stocks on e-bay to learn how to finish one. It's not hard and you'll have something that's built with your own hand to pass along to someone. What kind of rifle do you have? If I have a pattern, I can carve you an unfinished stock from walnut, cherry or maple in any combination.
 
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