Rifle stock?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by TrxR, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. TrxR

    TrxR New Member

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    Anyone ever try and make their own rifle stock? If so what material did you use and any suggestions or good reading on the subject?

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  2. royinidaho

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    Yeah, I did........once.

    Major problem was inletting action. barrel and bottom metal straight with the rest of the stock. I don't know if that should be done first or last. I did it last.....

    I used a chunk of walnut from a tree in the yard. It took a long time to cure.

    After that I switched to Fajen and then to other suppliers and life got much better.

    Now I just modify factory stocks to get the characteristics and feel that I want. Life is much better......

    Use yur google, you'll find a bunch of lit.
     

  3. Chas1

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    I thought about doing my own stock and decided not to. First you got to locate a slab a wood and hope there's no surprises when you cut into it. Then there's the tools. And as Royinidaho eluded to there's the inletting action, barrel straight with the rest of the stock-that one alone sold me on leaving it to the professionals. If you search the web you can look at some of the duplicator machinery they use. But, if your up for the challenge then go for it.
     
  4. royinidaho

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    PS,

    I made my own duplicator machine. Works ok but is still too much work for what it's worth.

    Additionally, I don't like wood for LRH work unless its laminated......
     
  5. Chas1

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    royinidaho, If you don't mind me asking, why only laminate wood for LR? I'm curious as Joel Russo is hunting a chuck of wood for me.
     
  6. ejg

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    I was stuck for a decent stock a few years ago, nothing on the market really took my fancy and especially with all the mark ups until we have it shipped to Ireland. (even a simple butler creek flip up cover costs over $25 here!!!)
    So I invested a few months and made my own composite stock. In the meantime we have a small production running. My goal was a light weight extremely stiff hunting/varmint stock. I've been involved with epoxies since 30 years.
    edi
     
  7. Chas1

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    ejg, any pictures of the stocks your producing, how many have you been able to sell and roughly what price?
     
  8. jimbojeweller

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    G'day :)
    I have 2 of Edi's stocks and love em to bits. Like he said lightweight and so damn tough my smith was amazed that pillar bedding was a waste of time. :D
    I would love to make my own composite stock but i am not sure how difficult it would be? If i did at least i could get exactly what fits me etc etc.

    James
     
  9. ejg

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    James,
    Long time no hear, how is the hunting going?
    I'd love to see some pictures of you rigs.

    Chas,
    we are only making small ammounts from a one room outfit. Think this will change soon though. One big bonus is that I work together with my two sons on the project. They can learn a bit about materials and setting up a business.
    edi

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  10. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    very nice stockwork. It's great that you have involved your sons.
     
  11. NesikaChad

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    railroad tie?