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Joe Russo Laminate Stock

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Unread 06-13-2006, 06:05 AM
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Re: Joe Russo Laminate Stock

Joel is going to build me a thumbhole stock for a antelope gun Clay Spencer rebuilt. The stock shape will look like this and will be in the desert camo color. I have always wanted a thumbhole stock (kind of like always having wanted a ford mustang). Doesn't matter to me whether it is the best antelope hunting stock or not. It is what I want and I intend to have what I want. Boyd's Stocks would not return phone calls and were jeopardizing the time frames on my project. Joel will get me back on schedule with a good stock.

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Unread 06-13-2006, 06:42 AM
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Re: Joe Russo Laminate Stock


I did not see Davosok's stock on e-bay, my apologies. I thought ceg1963 bought the stock from the classified section on the other long range forum. Daveosok called me to tell me that he was going to sell it because he was going to need another with more modifications. His was the first stock I made.
I pride myself in being available to answer questions, returning e-mails promptly, and getting a quality product in the hands of my fellow shooters in a timely fashion.
This whole project started when I did'nt want to spend the money or wait the wait that you have to to get a stock from McMillan. Don't get me wrong, I have a few of their stocks, and like them, but this is just another option. I was just going to make a few for me and a few friends, and I'm pretty busy. I just finally finished one for myself, after about five months of making them. I want to really trick one out with all the McMillan accessories, but don't have the time right now. I'm sure someone will beat me to it as I'm getting alot of questions about adding the accessories.
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Unread 06-13-2006, 08:38 AM
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Re: Joe Russo Laminate Stock

I get the impression that you are a real standup guy. Im glad to see someone came up with a cheaper alternative to the A series stocks. I would take one if it wasnt for the machining that still nedds to be done. I have had to many DIY projects that did not turn out right that I am leaving everything to somone else for a while. As for the ebay stock, I read through stuff way to fast, and only look for pics, from memory i thought it was the manufature selling. Just sombody selling one, no one would expect you to know about it anyways. Have you thought about making a removable cheek piece on the stocks(not the alum plate style). I am sure many would like that if it was all ready for hardware.
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Unread 06-13-2006, 09:10 AM
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Re: Joe Russo Laminate Stock

I try to have a personal connection with those that are interested in the stocks. Those that know me know that I'll go the extra mile to "make it right". Making these stocks is just a side hobby of mine. I own a business, which has given me the opportunity to try to make a difference in how customers should be treated. In today's world, customer service is sometimes non-existent.
I do offer pillar bedding and final finishing for the stocks, send me your barreled action and I'll send you back a pillar bedded A-5L final finished with 8-9 coats of auto clear, then rubbed out to your preference of finish.
I am so busy trying to get these stock orders filled that I don't have time to design any of my own hardware for them. Maybe when things start to slow down, I'll trick one out.
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Unread 06-13-2006, 09:47 AM
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Re: Joe Russo Laminate Stock

As a positive suggestion, Viper, your stock is well suited for the "Barrel block" bedding technique which "only" involves cutting an approximate 8" long square C section out of the fore-arm and free floating the action. I am doing just that with another prototype stock using 600F high temp metal filled epoxy- real easy to do. There are blocks that are rectangular in cross section and have the option of an aluminum bottom plate that makes for a good Bench gun, the plate slides on the front rest, if everyything else is at competition level. Precision Shooting Magazine featured a new shooter with his barrel blocked ( self done ) rifle winning a National championship. Your system has all the "makins" for a winniing project. Cordially, Overbore [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Unread 06-13-2006, 01:41 PM
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Re: Joe Russo Laminate Stock

Viper, Fantastic looking stock, especially with the 3" wide forearm. The best of both worlds for me.
Will you consider shipping to the UK?

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Unread 06-14-2006, 01:09 AM
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Re: Joe Russo Laminate Stock

I've been corresponding with Joel following delays at McM - who still haven't replied to my e-mail of last week Friday asking about the status of my stock.

From my limited dealings with Joel and the rave reviews I've seen elsewhere I believe that he deserves the business.

I'm certainly going to see what I can arrange for one of the A5-L's.

Joel really seems willing to go out of his way to help out interested shooters.

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