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#1 Rimrock

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 12:17 PM

I was not real pleased with the length of stock nor the finish on my Discovery. I added a recoil pad, ground it to fit, and refinished the stock. I used a light oak stain, then three coats of Tung Oil, then three coats of stock finish for hardness. I think it improved things.Before:Attached File  100_2390.JPG   44.68KB   29 downloadsAttached File  100_2395.JPG   23.52KB   23 downloadsAfter:Attached File  100_2499.JPG   25.59KB   27 downloadsAttached File  100_2501.JPG   26.4KB   25 downloads

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 01:56 PM

That makes all of the difference right there Rod. :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow: Very nice job and the finish looks so much better. Can I ask what recoil pad you went with and did you sand the stock or use steel wool on it?

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 01:59 PM

That came out very nice indeed. I can ding it for if you want. I have years of experience. :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow: :signs1198ol:
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 02:04 PM

I was going to say that too Cliff. Just let me get my hands on it and I'll bang it into something. :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow:

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 02:10 PM

I was going to say that too Cliff. Just let me get my hands on it and I'll bang it into something. :roflmao3[1]:

Sooner rather than later too. :signs1198ol: :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow:
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 02:25 PM

Very nice. You definately made an improvement on that stock.
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:21 PM

Hey, Guys. I won't need any help with banging it up. It maybe looks better but won't improve my shooting. :smiley_kewlpics: Thanks for the compliments though.John, The recoil pad ia a 'J.C. Higgins.' Couldn't find one that was marked 'Discovery.' I completely sanded the stock. The factory finish comes off very easily.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 06:16 PM

Thanks Rod, I'll keep my eyes open for a pad with matching screw holes. Since finding a J.C. Higgins recoil pad might be difficult as they stopped using the name in 1964. :smiley_kewlpics:

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 06:45 PM

Huh? And I thought I was using the cutting edge of new technology. :smiley_kewlpics:

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 06:53 PM

Just don't cut yourself on that NEW technology. :smiley_kewlpics:

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 06:59 PM

I have my grandfather's old JC Higgins .30-06 rifle with the nice Mauser bolt on it. Great rifle and the stock has plenty of dings on it from lots of use!Darren
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Posted 12 November 2008 - 06:40 PM

Nice work, Rod. :) Things must've been slow around the homestead. :D Did you put that recoil pad on because of the additional recoil from the heavy pellets?? :smiley_turkey_pop_up_log:

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 06:46 AM

Nice Looking rifle!I am dreading winter as I hate snow and being stuck inside so much but, when it gets too cold and deep to do much outside..I'm gonna sand mine down and refinish it too.I haven't decided on a pad yet...I kinda like the short stock for carrying around the woods.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 09:21 AM

A17, :harhar1[1]: The recoil is terrific. My small stature just can't take the punishment.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 09:24 AM

:harhar1[1]: Just loading the pellets can be difficult. :) :wedgie[1]:

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