.404 Jeffery build

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Update - the rifle is ready for finishing... photos from today.

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Cannot wait to see what the wood looks like with some finish on it, going to be a heirloom rifle when done.
 
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Reto Buehler is building a .404J for me and has sent some photos of the work in progress. It is being built on a left handed Granite Mountain magnum Mauser 98 small ring with double square bridges. We chose this action for lightweight and it will be more than adequate for the low pressures generated by the .404J. It will be scoped with a Leupold VX6 1-6X with illuminated #4 illuminated reticle on Reto's QD mounts. I am promised delivery before this summer. For further eye candy, google Buehler Custom Sporting Arms.

Here are a few in-progress photos:

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The bottom blank is the one I provided

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@Nevada Mike
Beautiful piece of wood but can't understand the rear tang.
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@Nevada Mike
Looking good. I can understand the extended bottom metal but I'm having trouble getting my head around the extended top tang. Looks good but to ME it just doesn't sit right with the to action screw that far back but that's just my old fashion view
Bob
Bob - the extended top and bottom tangs were sometimes done - mainly by English makers - to re-inforce one of the most vurnerable araeas on a DG rifle stock - the grip. The rear action screw is still behind the trigger guard and the extended tang is anchored by a wood screw in the comb. If done well it looks classy and adds strength.
 

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Reto Buehler is building a .404J for me and has sent some photos of the work in progress. It is being built on a left handed Granite Mountain magnum Mauser 98 small ring with double square bridges. We chose this action for lightweight and it will be more than adequate for the low pressures generated by the .404J. It will be scoped with a Leupold VX6 1-6X with illuminated #4 illuminated reticle on Reto's QD mounts. I am promised delivery before this summer. For further eye candy, google Buehler Custom Sporting Arms.

Here are a few in-progress photos:

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The bottom blank is the one I provided

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With bullets from 257gr to 450gr you will enjoy this rifle.
 

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Bob - the extended top and bottom tangs were sometimes done - mainly by English makers - to re-inforce one of the most vurnerable araeas on a DG rifle stock - the grip. The rear action screw is still behind the trigger guard and the extended tang is anchored by a wood screw in the comb. If done well it looks classy and adds strength.
Even with the extended tang, if you drop it right (wrong), you can break the stock there. Believe me! May I suggest that you ask Reto to put a rod through the wrist on the inside, under the grip cap. It will make it unbreakable. I know he's done it at least once before...
 

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Even with the extended tang, if you drop it right (wrong), you can break the stock there. Believe me! May I suggest that you ask Reto to put a rod through the wrist on the inside, under the grip cap. It will make it unbreakable. I know he's done it at least once before...
Bert - - Thanks for the idea. I will discuss with Reto.
 

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