Joel Russo\'s A-5L stocks
The brown truck just dropped opff my stock from Joel and like a little kid at christmas I ran in and opened it.
At first glance I was amazed at the exterior finish its super smooth , realy 180 grit sand paper will propably rough it up.
Grabbed the old Sako barreled action that it was made for and the internal fit is great a little tight but you could probably squeeze it in , thats gonna be perfect for the final fit , same goes for the floor plate , its gonna need a very little bit of sanding to make it fit a little bit easier but thats what one should expect with a wood stock. the external fit and shape are awsome , the recoil pad to stock fit is also #1
the corrispondance with Joel was first class , he kept me informed with the progress and lead times, and the turn around , well any time you measure it in weeks rather than months thats a great thing, total was about 4 weeks but their was a problem with the supplier getting the color wood I wanted to Joel when he wanted it so thats one of those things.
over all I'm tickled pink with this stock I can't wait to get to working on it , gonna have to rasp a little to get my paw to fit right but thats with every gun I own , the biggest problem is going to be wether or not I want a super shinny finish to show off this wook or a satin finish thats more hunter friendly.
Just as soon as the wife loosens up on my allowance I'll be ordering one for the 260 that Nate is building for me now.
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