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Summer projects

Started with this:

 

Then got one of these for it

Then I found this for way too cheap

And got one of these for it too

 

 

The top is a Husqvarna Mauser 98 that we are going to turn into a 6.5x55 ( I think, or at least that's the Shilen barrel we are starting with... could go 6.5x55AI, 6.5-06, 6.5-280AI, etc, etc.).

 

The other rifle is take two on an Argentine Mauser 1891 in 7.65x53.  Sold my last one for travel money and wanted another.  

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Looks like fun. I would love

Looks like fun. I would love a custom built 6.5 Creedmoor.

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Looks like that is gonna be a

Looks like that is gonna be a really nice rifle. I have a 6.5x55 on a Win mod70 featherweight, love it. Put one together years ago on a Parker Hale 1200 for the wife. I also have a 6.5x06 and the 6.5x55 don't give up much to it. The 6.5x55 and the 6.5x06 both have Shilen barrels. Only thing wrong with them is they are 9" twist. But got lucky and they handle 140gr bullet's very well. is that a Boyds stock?

One you might consider is the 6.5x270. Bit longer neck on it.

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6.5x270

That would be an interesting idea. Tough to take advantage of those long 6.5 bullets without a decent neck to hold them in standard length magazine.

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Sanding and filing day

Did some minor file work to the stock today.  Had to remove some excess wood from around the rear action screw and trigger guard area.  Then thinned the grip and forearm a little bit and tried to accentuate the cheek piece slightly.  After that I sanded her down to 600 grit. Added mineral spirits to see the color and figure a little better. We're a still a little ways off from applying any finish.

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That is gonna be a nice

That is gonna be a nice stock!

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