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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-30-2013, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Cracked my Rem. Model 600.rifle stock .Would like info for making a new one.
have some good grained Maple.Never tried this.All ifo would be appricated.
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Welcome to the forum, Jon.

It is a bit hard to offer advice, when we do not know what tools/experience you have.

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Welcome, Jon!
Could you perhaps fill out the 'profile'? I know there are other members here who do stock machining/carving but they'd need to know what tools you have available to you, and what your experience level is. Just suggesting, so you get as much info as you can.
You've probably already seen these YouTube videos(?)
How to Make a Gun Stock - Wood Selection Part 1 - YouTube
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I think Dan is guiding you in the right direction. You Tube has a ton on videos on people making stocks and you can see what tools they are using and how they use them.
I have a old 16ga JC Higgins bolt action with a broken stock and I plan to try making a duplicate on my Copycarver homemade machine.
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I'm English so guns are a rare and distant subject. However I did once interview John Wilkes, a famous English gunmaker (30000£ a gun!) and he told me he collected walnut for years to make stocks and the best part was from the stump under the ground.
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When I think of premium gun stocks, I always think of Walnut. It makes for a beautiful and durable stock.
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Originally Posted by TangoDown3727 View Post
When I think of premium gun stocks, I always think of Walnut. It makes for a beautiful and durable stock.
Dave I fully agree with you, when I set out to make some Jewelry Case's then I picked American Walnut as my wood of choice and today or tomorrow I will get the wood, it always polishes up very nicely and is a good close grained dense timber that machines very well. N
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Just my opinion of course, but at first blush I don't see a model 600 being deserving of a high end piece of wood. The 600 is a great hunting rifle, butis not in the class of a 700. You might be doing yourself a favor by considering going to a fiberglass stock as it would greatly improve accuracy, result in maintaining zero, and keep you having to go through pain of doing the inletting. Just something to think about. I do agree with you if just meeting the challenge is the issue, and nice wood can be and is beautiful. I will be anxious to know which route you take and if you do decide to go with wood, will certainly respect your courage and willingness to try it, good luck, what ever you do.

What caliber is the rifle by the way. It would difficult to find a factory rifle with the potential for accuracy that is any greater than the 600 Remington and is why the fiber glass stock would be so much of an advantage to that peticular rifle. If accuracy and consistant zero is of any value to you then you do have a decision to make. A wooden stock, no matter how well made will not hold its zero due to the wood constantly moving and I'm sure that you already know that.

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