Custom Texan Stock Build – My Latest Project

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    Loren
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    I started some new furniture for the Texan .257

     

     

     

     

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    mercado
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    Both stocks look awesome..great wood work 👊

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    Airgun-hobbyist
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    Nice pile of chips Loren.  That's going to be a nice looking piece!

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    Loren
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    Thanks guys!

    I thought the chips looked pretty cool so snapped a photo.

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    Loren
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    I got a few more of the details done today with fitting the bottle bracket, butt pad, and some relieve cuts for the bolt knob, and the power wheel.  Getting closer!!

     

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    mercado
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    Loren where could I find more topics related to casting for airguns.. n custom builds like my .223 .. 1-12 condor .. .257 n 308 etc buids ..? Thanks 

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    Loren
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    For casting take a look at www.artfulbullet.com .  Seems to be 99% powder burning shooters, but casting is casting.  Big difference for AG is using soft alloy.  

    For custom build rifles I don't see much of that. Seems http://www.gatewaytoairguns.org would be my first place to search.  I don't post much there anymore.  There are just a couple very NEGATIVE personalities there that I choose not to be around.

    I was thinking a .172 barrels Condor would be kind of cool.  I reload for .17 Hornet and have a cast bullet mold that I would like see what it would do in an AG.  

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    Loren
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    Sanded to 400 grit and first coat of oil applied.  The oil shows a few places that need a little more sanding, which is will get the needed attention.  It sure soaked up the oil on this first coat.

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    Picard
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    Beautiful how those colors flow all over the stock
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    Loren
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    Thanks Picard!

    Starting to get a little satin sheen to the finish and a real smokey look to the colors and wood grain. Still a long way to go on the finish.

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    GigEm
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    Beautiful, what's it weigh?

    I wish I could work wood like that.  Oh, well that is one beautiful rifle WELL DONE.

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    Loren
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    Thanks!  It weights 3.5 lbs.  It is LONG to fit the length of the Texan so that adds a bit of weight.  It will also be a benchrest gun for me. If I was making one for carry, I would shorten the forearm, and slim it down.  May take some out of the butt, but would have to see how it balanced first.

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    scallen2112
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    Absolutely outstanding!

    I wish I had the skills and equipment to do this, but I am afraid it will have to be an after-market stock for my Texan Carbine. I wish Air Force would realize that while the mechanics of their gun is top notch, the ergonomics are horrible. Possibly the most uncomfortable thing I have ever shot in my life.

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    Gunnertrones
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    Very nice indeed!!👌

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    Loren
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    Thanks!

    I'm almost finished

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    Loren
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    It's all done…Had some final cleanup in the inletting for the tank.  The leather added just enough thickness to keep it from sitting all the way down in the stock.  I even checked this when inletting.  Plans of mice and men…right?  I kept track of my time on this build and materials cost.  In materials I have $193 and then about 53 hours in fab and finish time.

    Wish I had a better location for getting some good photo composition.  I may have to take it woods walking and find the perfect tree stump it the perfect lighting…lol

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    Picard
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    Looks great well done! Do you have a picatinny mounted or are you not using a bipod?

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    Loren
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    Thanks!   I am shooting off of a benchrest stand, so no picatinny rail on the stock.

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