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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by tekwarior
    hope its as good as you say cos ive just bought the thing in the .243 stainless laminate thumbhole model so heres hopeing for when i get out and zero
    Where did you get it?

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    howa 1500

    My local gun shop had one in

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    ordered my heavy barrel blued .223 last week.

    custom stock coming from states here in the next 2 weeks

    pillar bedding job to be done, i will be glass bedding as well.

    make sure yo get some good pics, as i will be using your project as a base for mine.

    nice looking rifle so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunganick
    ordered my heavy barrel blued .223 last week.

    custom stock coming from states here in the next 2 weeks

    pillar bedding job to be done, i will be glass bedding as well.

    make sure yo get some good pics, as i will be using your project as a base for mine.

    nice looking rifle so far.
    I've got loads of pics so far and am getting a load more tommorow when I get some more stock work sorted. The pillars were just made from ally tube, I could post you some if you get stuck

    What stock have you gone for?

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    i went for a semi fancy grade walnut dual grip stock, with rosewood tips and caps. varmint forend.

    cant wait.

    the pillars might actually be very helpful, did you open up the holes much?

    if so just with a standard drill bit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunganick
    i went for a semi fancy grade walnut dual grip stock, with rosewood tips and caps. varmint forend.

    cant wait.

    the pillars might actually be very helpful, did you open up the holes much?

    if so just with a standard drill bit?
    Just a little, as the lightweight is Soooooo light it's soft

    Just used a piller drill (Duh!) with the stock upside down, then a little finishing with a large rat tail file, the front is a tight fit and the rear stays in but can slide out when pushed with a pencil etc. I did this to stop the stress' opening up the stock anymore

    If you were closer I could have made the pillars up for you on the lathe

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    yeh, shame

    i have a tame gunsmith who will do the pillars for me i think.

    hopefully the wood wont be so soft on my stock, and the spliting issue wont arise.

    your stock is looking very good , i look forward to some pics tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunganick
    yeh, shame

    i have a tame gunsmith who will do the pillars for me i think.

    hopefully the wood wont be so soft on my stock, and the spliting issue wont arise.

    your stock is looking very good , i look forward to some pics tomorrow.
    You'll have to wait spent the day sorting out some shooting land

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    ah well, at least it was a good cause.

    just found out im looking at a wait untill mid march to get the action.

    fox firearms hasnt got any

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    Tell you what those stocks need a damn lot of work

    100 paper blocked down, wet cloth, then 220 hand finished (no blocks), wet cloth, 330 hand finish, stain, oil, hand stipple grip, oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oi l,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil, oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oi l,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil, oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oi l,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil, oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oi l,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil, oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oi l,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil, oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,oil,

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    pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunganick
    pics?
    Ha!

    I've taken loads of them, need to get an upload done

    Today it was stained a greeny brown, nutmeg and grey are sooooo dull and just the same as all the other rifles out there.....

    NOT for the faint hearted!!

    Still it's had a good coat of stain and 2 coats of danish oil with 'terabine' to make it go 'off' quicker and dry harder, MUST be Danish oil teak oil is too thick and dark....

    Pics to follow soon (patience dear boy )

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    S/S Scopes

    I bought 2 super sniper scopes fixed 20x I think they are very good for the money I use mine for F class target shooting one on my Remmie 40 X 308 and the other on my BSA CFT 6.5 x 55 ive not used them at low light but with a 30 mm tube they shouldnt be that bad, mill dot reticule and unique rear paralax adjuster in the same place were the zoom is on adjustable mag scopes so its easier to focus from the normal shooting position. All in all avery good scope for the money.
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    Great reveiw Popped up in a google Search
    "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."

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    Thumbs up

    Glad you enjoyed - your reposting has reminded me just how long I have owned this rifle!

    Prices have changed a tad since the original launch - and the Super Sniper has been replaced by a Nikon Buckmaster 4 - 14x.

    Otherwise my views on the gun have not altered!

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