I will have to say that that is the most pleasing finish on a stock that I have seen. You are to be congratulated on your efforts.
Now gird up your loins and do the barrel and action in lighter color/shade and the flutes in the darker.
Finally, seeing as how you bought the best of the best scopes and you'll be attached to it for several centuries, do the paint job on it also.
I can only imagine how good that would look.
Those 300 SMKs ask no forgiveness.:eek: