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jawbreaker

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I finished the rifle that I modified for my son the other day and gave it to him for his birthday yesturday. I cut down the stock on my 22-250 and posted the beginning of the process the other day and figured I would show you guys the end result. Here is the rifle before I started.DSCF0002.jpg and here's one as I started the project.002-3.jpghere is the copleted rifle.004-1.jpg And here is one with the rifle, lanyard and 2 calls I made him. The calls are made from the piece of stock that I cut off of the rifle.006-1.jpg All he can talk about now is how long it will be before he can take the hunter safety coarse. Thanks for looking, Ron

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I personally think the end result is amazingly beautiful. I would think a kid would like it either way though! Maybe even camo more than wood.....

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I wanted to camo it again so I didn't have to remove any camo, just repaint it but he wanted the stock to be natural so I sanded the paint off of the stock and removed it from the barrel, receiver and scope with acetone and gun scrubber. I have enough wood to make another call or 2 so I may make a coule for myself with that. I was going to cut the barrel down also but figured it would only drop the weight by a half a pound or less so it will have a 22" barrel instead of an 18" barrel.

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Very nice work with both the rifle and the young man. You know what would be really special would be if you were to make him a call also out of the cut off wood. That way he could call in and kill a coyote all with (pieces of) the rifle that dad gave him. That would be about as good a Kodak moment as there could be. Just a thought. And again, great going on both :)

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I wanted to camo it again so I didn't have to remove any camo, just repaint it but he wanted the stock to be natural so I sanded the paint off of the stock and removed it from the barrel, receiver and scope with acetone and gun scrubber. I have enough wood to make another call or 2 so I may make a coule for myself with that. I was going to cut the barrel down also but figured it would only drop the weight by a half a pound or less so it will have a 22" barrel instead of an 18" barrel.
He said the calls were for the boy in the post where he posted the picture of them.

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Thanks Braz, I read right over that part in the first post. Darn cold meds :) Can't wait to see the successful hunt pics.

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Thanks Braz, I read right over that part in the first post. Darn cold meds :) Can't wait to see the successful hunt pics.
Hey believe me when i say I understand what the meds can do to you. I take so many pills every morning, I sometimes wonder if I need breakfast, or at least if I have room for it. :lol:ron I forgot to mention nice job on those calls. love he fact that you made hem from the stock wood.

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Great work there Ron. You're boy must be thrilled.

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Gorgeous work, Ron... on ALL of it. I know your son is one happy camper. :)

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very very nice !! and keep the barrel long.

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