It's Pretty, and a great cartridge but it's not a Winchester M70.
i recall some of the old M70 featherweights w/ 22" bbl having nice checkering w/ the fleur-de-lis and a schnabel forend from the factory. they were sweet. an old-timer had me dial in a .270 in same when i was a kid...'called his fam recently to inquire about the gun as he had passed-and they said he sold it long ago.It's Pretty, and a great cartridge but it's not a Winchester M70.
All things being equal this is what I struggle with.
I like the look but just the same a as putting a Butter Knife handle on a Winchester Model 70 it is a different look or style.
I like the ebony tip and pistol grip cap. Goes well with the black pad spacer on the buttstock. Keeps everything the same.
It all depends on personal taste.So just that? What is your liking or preference? I have multiple Winchester Super Grades and Custom Shop Super Grades that have both. And I love them all, I think they all look perfect! But I’m going to send in my 1950 M-70 375 H&H to be restocked in something beautiful...
I cannot decide if I should put a ebony forend tip on it or just let the wood stock speak for itself? I also cannot decide which way is better for this type of rifle?
What would you do?
Yes I did an african blackwood (donkey dick)schnabel on a mannlicher stock for a Sako 75 for a guy a while back. Hated the schnabel shape he gave me pics of to copy but that was what he wanted so was what he got. A couple of pics before the barrel was shortened. Needless to say this is not my preference in schnabel shape.While I still appreciate an ebony tip My favorite is a well done schnable. Has anyone ever done an ebony schnable tip? Actually my favorite tip is blued steel at the end of a Mannlicher stock.
Shiloh Sharps offers an ebony schnable on their rifles as an option, as so:While I still appreciate an ebony tip My favorite is a well done schnable. Has anyone ever done an ebony schnable tip? Actually my favorite tip is blued steel at the end of a Mannlicher stock.
No w that looks nice. Never been a fan of laminated stocks but that is an example of how to do it right.A contrasting tip usually sets off a fine stock. I've seen them in a number of different woods and liked most of them. Buffalo horn looks very nice on a good chunk of walnut. My preference is cut at an angle, but straight cut works also. Combined with a schnable profile, a contrasting tip can really finish a great stock.
This is mesquite on a laminate stock. Angle cut with a spacer and schnable profile.View attachment 428814