Russo Stocks? Lets see them!

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  1. bwaites

    bwaites Well-Known Member

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    I'm strongly considering a Russo stock for a rifle project, and from what I have seen they look great!

    Let's see yours, and help me make the decision!!

    Bill
     
  2. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    I did the finishing on the stock, my work did not match the quality of the stock, but it's good enough for me.

    This is a laminate A-5 on a short Action Savage. The barrel shown is the stock 300WSM barrel. I have a 338Edge barrel and brake for it that I need to get some pictures of as well.

    Scope is a NF 3.5x15x50 NP-R1

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  3. bwaites

    bwaites Well-Known Member

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    Very nice, and very similar to what I am considering. What finish did you use?

    Bill
     
  4. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    You won't find any better customer service than what Joel provides , I will reccomme him and his stocks to anybody.

    Here are a couple of the ones done

    Rem model 7 , 6x47 lapua in a 28" Barlein 1-7 barrel , glued in single shot follower and custom made stainless steel piller bedded
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    This a Rem 700SA , 260 , 3 groove lilja barrel , all metal work done by Nathan Dagley (308nate) , it has a Terry Cross adjustable comb
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  5. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    Notice that the grip area has been heavly modified on both guns to fit my hand better , the palm swell is a bit bigger and the top of the grip is rounded over to be more comfortable and easy to get the thumb comfotrtably positioned , and this in one of the main reasons I like the laminated stocks along with the fact that they cost about half what a McMillan does and atkes about 1/10 the time to get it
     
  6. bwaites

    bwaites Well-Known Member

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    James,

    Incredibly nice!

    Did you do the grip work or did Joel do it for you?

    I have big hands, and I am considering leaving the stock unfinished so that I can modify it to make it more comfortable for me.

    How do you like the adjustable comb? Have you tried it in comparison to one of Shawn Carlocks?

    If you finished it, what finish did you use?

    Bill
     
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  7. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Straight old TruOil. I also pillar bedded it and used Steel Bed Putty. It shoots well to say the least. I have a Defensive Edge
    Saddle style cheekpiece that I will be installing one of these days.


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  8. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    How does the weight compare to a McMillan in the same profile?
     
  9. bwaites

    bwaites Well-Known Member

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    Those two are near the top of my list, trying to decide between the DE Saddle and the adjustable comb.

    Bill
     
  10. AJ Peacock

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    I haven't installed the saddle yet, because the height of the stock is so close to the correct height, I'm debating about not even installing the cheekpiece. If I install it, I'll probably just leave it all the way down. I've thought about those strap on cheekpieces as well, but don't like the way they look.

    AJ
     
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    splattermatic Well-Known Member

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    i'm still waiting on a walnut high monte carlo to get cut.

    soon as my 280 ai barreled action gets here, it's off to joel for a bedding job, and then back to me. gonna hunt with it in december, then back to him for the final finish.

    bling, bling..........
     
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  13. bwaites

    bwaites Well-Known Member

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    I am impressed!

    The loyalty says a lot for Joel! Nice looking stocks, everyone!

    Keep 'em coming!

    Bill
     
  14. bwaites

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    I don't like the strap ons either, it will be either the DE or an adjustable comb. Wish someone would show who had tried both!!

    I'm also interested in the weight vs the McMillan.

    Bill