wood stocks: trim or replace ??

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  1. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    This is my early 60s model 30-06 lefty featherweight that kicks like a mule. I`ve come to the conclusion that the stock is to long for my short arms. I gotta really stretch to get the proper scope eye relief (yes its set back) I`m catching the corner of the butt plate instead of it resting flat in the pocket.
    Should I trim this short and pad it or get an aftermarket stock.
     

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  2. SWO1

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    Being light AND having an ill fitting stock......:eek: I would get a stock made for your proportions. It's probley gonna be hard to get that one to come out right. Might I also suggest a Muzzle Break....:p We all have to adapt to lifes changes.
     

  3. greyhawk50

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    I agree with SWO1.
    I would keep the current stock original (collector / resale value) and buy an after market stock that is or can be modified to fit. JMHO. ;)
    Who made the rifle???
     
  4. oldbrass

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    its a savage 110L 30-06, Left-hand bolt action
     
  5. Spoon

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    The only thing I see that's wrong :rolleyes: is the bolts put in backwards or something. Darn...It's a southpaw's tool!

    PRAIRIE HUNTER SAVAGE® 110 BLIND MAG LONG ACTION CENTERFEED LEFT HAND STOCK LEFT HAND ACTION FACTORY BARREL CHANNEL PEPPER LAMINATE (FINISHED) Got the NUTMEG, too
    FACTORY DIRECT PRICING: $107.00USD IN STOCK for BLIND MAGAZINE...Out of Stock" for rifle with detachable magazine.

    CLASSIC SAVAGE® 110 DETACHABLE BOX MAGAZINE LONG ACTION LEFT HAND STOCK LEFT HAND ACTION FACTORY BARREL CHANNEL NUTMEG LAMINATE (FINISHED) Also in PEPPER & WALNUT...This model Out of Stock in all "colors".
    FACTORY DIRECT PRICING: $102.00USD

    Looks like Boyd's is busy too! Just figured I'd research for you but it'll have to be another maker's stock in the short term availability. I wonder if Boyd's or any other outfit would cut to fit your length of pull for little or nothing?

    Good luck in finding a new nest for your Savage Recoiling Savage!
     
  6. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    That guy makes stuff look so easy..He`s quite a craftsman. I`d try it and see myself destroying a good stock HAHA
     
  7. oldbrass

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    Thanx spoon, yep its a bad day to be a lefty..I`m bound and determined to make this "MY RIFLE" I could just trade or sell it but that wouldn`t be any fun
     
  8. tahoe2

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    replace the stock

    Boyd's do a great job for the money, I have two, love em !
    handguns 029.jpg handguns 035.jpg
     
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  9. oldbrass

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    I contacted Boyds, I requested an "unfinished" stock since I`m going to have to chop and re-work..they said call back in 2 months for custom options.
     
  10. tahoe2

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    old brass

    both of mine were unfinished, I did a little shaping, & sanding, and Tru-Oiled them, 10 coats on the walnut and 6 coats on the laminate.
    No checkering on either one, smooth and comfortable. :cool:
     
  11. oldbrass

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    No lefty stocks, I`m in progress of shotening it, due to the rise in front of the butt plate it would be difficult to shape..I`m using a pad for a synthetic stock and an O-ring off a humvee fuel filter to make it fit.
     
  12. oldbrass

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    A limbsaver and the length of pull shortened 1 3/4 " ..fits good
     

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  13. SWO1

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    Looks good oldbrass. Hope it tames it down for ya.
     
  14. greyhawk50

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    You done good, oldbrass. ;)
     
  15. FOUR4D4

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    I like that a pre64 model70
     
  16. tahoe2

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    your gonna like that Limbsaver, those are good pads.
     
  17. Spoon

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    Looks fine! Please make a range report and pictures of your bruised left check and shoulder should this modification with the LS pad doesn't pay dividends. That way we can feel your pain :rolleyes: One thing I did notice, you might re-set the time/date function on the camera. This pic says "6 June 2011" ;)

    Now I have a Boyd's stock you can trim since you did such a good job here! Need about 3/4 in off to accommodate hunting clothes. :D