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    by Published on 12-03-2006 08:01 PM

    Ask 100 people how they finish a wood gun stock and you will likely get 120 different answers. The following is my process for finishing stocks to ensure excellent penetration into the wood.

    First, sand the stock to at least 400 grit. I step up to 600 grit paper for the stock to recoil pad joint making sure the plastic part of the recoil pad is nice and smooth.

    Published on 05-15-2006 02:05 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. 110-Series
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    I'm sure you are all aware of the flimsy nature of the factory synthetic stock that comes on some Savage models...you should be, we've been over this a thousand times! The great thing about the flimsy factory stock is that it works while keeping the price down. There are however, several very nice upgrades available to the consumer. ...
    Published on 11-05-2004 03:44 PM
    Savage factory lobby and museum

    Recently I had the opportunity to take advantage of an invitation from Al Kasper to visit the Savage Arms plant in Westfield , Massachusetts. Al is the president of Savage Arms, and extended me several invitations when we met at the last two S.H.O.T. shows. Although Ive been busy with the shop and new products, I figured Id been putting it off long enough. ...
    Published on 10-22-2004 05:18 AM
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    2. Custom 110-Series Builds
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    Submitted by Ed Bell

    The decision to take a perfectly good rifle apart and start tinkering around with a wildcat chambering was a difficult one to make. However, in time I made my mind up that I had to have something unique and different. The choice was simple; it would be a .257 WSM.
    Published on 08-16-2004 02:32 PM
    Fig 1--A Radian (Rad) is the angle formed by the two sub tensions

    With the growing popularity in the shooting world of Mil-Dot reticles in rifle scopes, I thought I would take a little time to explain what they are and how they work, as well as some differences in the commonly available models on the market today. The mil-dot reticle is primarily used as a range finder. The dots and spacing are of known sizes and ratios and can quickly be used to estimate the range to a known sized target.
    Published on 02-16-2004 11:54 AM

    One of the most frequently asked questions we see on the forum is in regards to scope rings and bases, more specifically what combination of the two will permit clearance of a scope with a specific size objective lens. Obviously with the limitless number of possible base/ring combinations available this can be a difficult question to answer, but the information provided below should allow you to determine exactly how much clearance is necessary for the scope you have selected to mount on your rifle.
    Published on 09-15-2003 09:04 AM
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    2. Optic Accessory Reviews
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    Mil-dot reticles are becoming quite popular these days. Practically all scope manufacturers offer at least one scope with them or at least a variation there of. There is a good reason for that. Mil-dots are one of the most effective tools for ranging a target. They have no moving parts to loose or wear out and they don't use a power source like batteries. This makes them dead nuts reliable and can be used on any size ...

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