My Remington .308 Custom Stock

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  1. BRuger

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    Remington 700 SPS
    .308
    Mueller 4-16x50 Sport Dot
    Illuminated Reticle
    Leupold Rings and Mount
    Harris Bipod
    Laminated Black Cherry and Walnut Custom Stock
    Empty Weight 12.25 pounds
     
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  2. 3fingervic

    3fingervic Well-Known Member

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    Nope. It didn't work for me.
     

  3. BRuger

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    gotta figure this picture thing out

    Thanks
     
  4. trebark

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    BRuger:
    In order to post pictures, get a free account at photobucket.com. Then upload your picures there. Once uploaded, when you mouse over the pic a menu will appear below the pic. Copy the "IMG Code" and paste it into your post here on LRH.com and your pic will appear.

    You can see pics of my new 308 here: http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f53/my-308-1k-rifle-43510/
     
  5. BRuger

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    Hey .280 Fan

    Thanks,
    the photobucket tip worked swell

    Thanks again
     
  6. trebark

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    BRuger:
    That's a good lookin' rig. Glad you were able to post the pics. Who made the stock?
     
  7. 3fingervic

    3fingervic Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking set up. Brag about it, tell us about the specs.
     
  8. Capt Academy

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    Nice looking wood and rifle
     
  9. Kalashnikov

    Kalashnikov Well-Known Member

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    Nice stock, but what is the purpose of the low (or no) comb - it looks like it would be a problem to get proper cheek weld ?
     
  10. BRuger

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    My Wife bought this rifle for me as a surprise. I had been shopping for a weapon to replace the Browning MK V that I had sold. I am moving away from the auto loaders that toss my brass off into the bushes. I have a couple Ruger #1's and wanted a weapon with multi shot capabilities. I kept a detailed record of the weapons that I liked on the Computer. While I was traveling My wife found this one and bought it for me.

    I had heard so much bad press on the synthetic stock that came on the SPS. I had done follow up research on replacement stocks and the cost would have to be added to the total cost of the gun. Her dad is a furniture maker, so I bought a $30 chunk of Kiln Dried Black Cherry. He had some Walnut from a gun rack project some time back. He and I talked about laminated stocks and we looked at the Ruger #1bvss I have in .204 Ruger. Laminated stock, Stainless action.

    I sent him the rifle and told him let your imagination run wild. This is the first stock he has ever made. He put about 90 hours total into the entire project and came up with the work of art you see.

    5 Layers of 3/8 Lamination with the Cherry in the middle and two Walnut followed by two layers of the Cherry. The lamination agent is polyurethane glue. It is finished with 5 to 7 coats of hand rubbed, boiled linseed oil for a semi gloss finish that i will continue to anoint for a couple of years. It has a very nice tactile, non slip feel to it, and should just shrug off water.

    I got to shoot it this morning and was very pleased with the first 3 strings of 3 shots each all touching as i dialed in the scope. I will scan the targets tomorrow and post them here.

    At a touch over 12 pounds it will not be a mountain patrol/safari rifle but will surely provide me with years of solid service.
     
  11. 3fingervic

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    Does your wife have a sister? Don't tell my wife I said that.:)
     
  12. BRuger

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    Only Child and she just got her CCW permit so I bought her a Ruger SP101 in .357mag with the Crimson Trace grips, for her birthday!
     
  13. 3fingervic

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    Sounds like a match made in firearm heaven. Congrats!