Almost Finished a 9.3x62

all other things aside, the grain goes nicely through the pistol grip, and that matters more than just about anything else.
as far as iron sights, another scope and mounts might be cheaper.
a good compact scope ot the correct magnifications will always be faster, more accurate, and better in lower light than irons.
and modern scopes might stand up to hard situations as well as irons anyway.
Nice looking rifle, Dave.
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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I must of missed this when you posted it, that is a first class job, beautiful wood & metal work.
@MS 9x56 loaded with scope it is right at 10.25 lbs , balance is perfect and carries like it weights a pound less.

@rdog I used two coats of english red oil stain and 24 coats of trueoil. I then used rotten stone to rub the gloss finish back to the egg shell matte finish .

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