Got the 64's home

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  1. sambarhunter

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    My long awaited 9.3 x 64mm B and the 7 x 64mm B are home waiting on stocks.
    The 9.3 is a comm `98 P/H with a LW barrel and is rust blued instead of the original cerakote that was planned.
    Shock horror the 9.3 is having a B+C,I have a few B+C`s and they stand up well to the kickers and the mountain weather here.
    The little bro ZKK 600/7mm is yet to have a stock found for it.

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  2. ChrisG

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    Those are beautiful! A good coating of wax over that rust blue will help it set in a little and the wax will penetrate the bluing a little to help preserve it! It is a little shocking that you would put a composite stock on a beautiful rust blued gun though!;) I get the need for a weather resistant stock! Those will give you years of good service! Congratulations!
     
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  3. Shootist43

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    sambarhunter, contact Von Gruff, I'll bet he'd be willing to make a stock for you.
     

  4. sambarhunter

    sambarhunter AH Enthusiast

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    ChrisG when you say "wax" what is the commercial name of the stuff that you use? Believe it or not I have never heard of a 'wax' being used on a rifle but I am listening.
    As mentioned it is a weather decision and also a money one too,the wood I want is a 4-5 Grand exercise finished,the synthetic is 6-800 bedded in.
    I was talking to a gunsmith in Darwin (top end buff country) only yesterday and he said " I wished a lot more blokes up here would use synthetic rifle stocks with the heat/humidity etc"
    They are not just a cold climate stock but then dont look as good as the best Turkish either!
    Shootist there are quite a few stock men here in Australia that are willing to make one but as above I set out to have functional work horse rifles with the costs down (not up)
     

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    Shootist43 AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Have you looked a Boyd Laminated stocks? They are wood but almost impervious to weather.
     

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    Ah, the curse of the x64mm's, I know it too well myself !!

    Great looking bit of kit there John, you will be very happy with both of them.

    As I have previously communicated I have been extremely happy and impressed with my 7x64mm. It performs way beyond what you would expect it to and with very little fuss and bother. A very well balanced cartridge that is easy to load.
    My 7mm is an FN put together by Dumolin with a Dalcour barrel that shoots 3/4" groups with Barnes T.S.X's and it's over 50 years old !!!!!!!

    I haven't had the chance to hunt with the 9.3 much yet but once I get it bedded in that stock you gave me it will become my primary Sambar rifle, which I have no doubt it will do well at.

    Best of luck with both and good hunting, keep us posted.

    P.T.
     

  7. sambarhunter

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    I missed a dog this morning Paul..NOT HAPPY!

    shootist43 I have a Boyds on my Swift its a great lammy stock.
     

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    Dang !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You might be permitted ONE cluster-f*#%@k, but please make sure IF you're given a second chance.
     

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    Worse today with five dogs in front of me and all I had were bino`s on a tripod!
     

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    The wax that I use is this stuff: https://www.amazon.com/Trewax-Paste-Clear-Pack-12-35-Ounce/dp/B00DZOIT7Y, but any good quality furniture wax will do as long as it is real paste wax and not that liquid garbage. I recommend something that is carnauba wax.

    You can make your own by mixing carnauba wax with enough mineral spirits to turn it into a thick paste. Wipe it on, let it dry, then buff it off with a soft cloth. It puts a good coat that is resistant to handling and weather on the metal and wood parts, plus, it looks beautiful!

    Sorry I didn't see this sooner, or I would have answered you a while ago. If you put an @ before a members name, AH will alert them that you addressed them in a post.

    Hope this helps you out. I wax all my guns (not in the bore or action) and it keeps them looking like new!
     

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    All interesting to me ChrisG and I will try it out and give them a wipe over with some proper wood wax I have here.
     

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    @sambarhunter Ken Waters wrote about the use of paste wax, if I recall correctly, including using it to seal the gap between barrel and fore-end when hunting in snow or rain conditions. I will have a look for the article but it may take a while to locate. Great looking barreled actions, by the way.
     

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    Give it a try, I think you'll like the outcome and durability of the finish! the only thing I would recommend is not ribbing it too hard into the checkering of a wood stock. Checkering just has a sealer on it and the wood will absorb wax. Done enough times, you end up with shiny, gummy checkering. I don't ever do the checking on my guns because I cut most of it myself and I don't want to have to redo it as it is a very time consuming process.
     

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    I do understand the benefits of wax and wood but wax on the blue,that is new to me and i`m listening ... AH! JUST BACK started this reply 45 mins or so ago..a wild dog/dingo was howling across the creek and I suited up with my 7mm and went out and have been in a calling war ha ha! No shots!

    ANYWAY back to the wax,I am looking at my can of all purpose wax leather & wood balsam.
    As it says Made from beeswax ,jojoba oil and natural blended veg oils.

    How does that sound ChrisG as a 'will do'

    ZG the wax I have described is thick as on this cool morn.I wouldnt like to fill my b/channel with it.
     

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    It sounds like it would work. Let it dry on the metal for 15 minutes then buff it with a clean cotton cloth just like you were shining your shoes. It will put a layer of protective wax on all the metal. I wouldn't fill the barrel channel with wax. It just sounds too messy and it is unnecessary if the bottom of the barrel has been waxed as well as a thin coat on the wood in the channel. The key to hunting in the rain is, at the end of the day, simply to take 10 minutes, pull the gun out of the stock and let it dry near a heat source or in the house. If it does get wet, the wax will help but nothing gets water out of nooks and crannies like a water displacing oil like WD-40 or automatic transmission fluid.
     
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    A lot of that is addressed Chris with my synthetic stocks. Many of my rifles are also SS. for the climate here.
    The wax treatment will be worth a try on the blues of course.
    I am all ears when "the how to do it info is posted" thank you.
     

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    Only the guns treated/preserved with wax were salvageable when hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. The oiled ones were toast after a couple of days.
     

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    Lots of gun folk use this stuff. I’ve heard lots of good things about it.
     
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    NRA museum only uses this wax . There is an article about it on their site .
     
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    I gotta ask..and the synthetics?
     

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