Almost Finished a 9.3x62

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  1. AZDAVE

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    Have been working on a custom 9.3x62 off and on for a while, honey-doo projects and a new trophy room kept pushing it to the back burner. I had a old FN mauser in 30/06 with a shot out barrel. so I sent the action to Roger Ferrell from the gunmakers guild and he did the barrel work and rust bluing. (24 in tapered octagon barrel ) I did the stock work. Had a old english walnut blank that didn't look like much but boy did I get a surprise when I started cutting into it. Was very pleased with the fiddle back and nice grain pattern that came out. All that is left is to checker the stock.

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  2. Sako AV

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    Looks great!
     

  3. Bullthrower338

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    Very nice Dave!
     

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    Where's the open sights!

    Looks great mate.
     
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    Looks great Dave! I am impressed with the stock you made.
     

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    VERY nice! The wood is absolutely fantastic!
     

  7. BeeMaa

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    I saw the grain on that wood and said "holy s*%$" out loud.
    Like waves hitting the beach...pretty cool.
     

  8. sestoppelman

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    Very nice! Don't forget the sights! Classic rifle gotsta have sights.;):D
     
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    Very very nice
     

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    Those mineral lines and the fiddleback truly set that apart from many XXX stocks, I really like any stock with fiddleback. Very nice eye candy.
     

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    Looking mighty fine my friend. Have you taken it to the range yet? What are you planning on hunting with it?
     

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    Awesome! How does it shoot?
     

  13. AZDAVE

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    Thank you all for the kind comments, I haven't had the opportunity to get it to the range yet as I just finished the stock yesterday. I plan on hunting mouse to moose in NA. Driven boar in europe, and dik-dik to Eland in africa. Now I just need to save the $$$ to pull off the hunts. As funny as it sounds for a guy that loves to shoot Iron sights I gave allot of thought to having or not having them on this rifle. I really liked the clean look of the tapered octagon and chose to not add them to this build. I might chang my mind in the future after shooting it as the irons would be easy to add.
     

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    I was just about to ask you about the iron sights. Though I rarely use them these days, I still like to have them on all my hunting rifles. So I think you should put them on. :D
    Beautiful rifle!
     
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    You mean the bald headed look? LOL.:ROFLMAO::eek::rolleyes:o_O;);) Like an AR15 without a flash suppressor, bald!:rolleyes:
     

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    Always nice to see something come out of a piece of wood that you had not expected and some serious "nice" has has come to the surface on that one.
     

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    What a beauty!!! Well done!!!
     

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