Decided to build a stock for target use for my 300WM
The OEM stock is a Monte Carlo with a sharp roll over comb
I have already lengthened it with a 1.5" recoil pad as I found it short.
Very good for standing or offhand and occasional prone
It is just not very comfortable for range use with extended strings
It also can't be fired by lefties due to the comb (two of my friends were gutted by this as they really wanted to)
So I decided I wanted something that had:
- Abmidextrous stock/grip
- Longer fore-end to place the bipod much further away and closer to the barrel than the current one -possibly spigot mounted
- Adjustable Butt plate to allow raised shoulder pad
- Adjustable cheek peice
- Pillar bedded
Loosely based on a AICS profile....
possibly with intregrated trigger guard
So in the spirit of "how hard can it be"..
I bought a 90mm thick laminate blank from a chap on eBay:
Laminated Birch Ply Blank Block - Gun Stock Air Rifle | eBay
£37 is a bargain even if it is 3x30mm glued together!
Its decent quality and has no voids
Today was D-Day and I started the process
Marked out and thumbhole rough drilled out:
Action void cut out and action screw holes:
Forward profile rough cut:
Next I get busy with the air grinder and shape it!