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    steaming!

    took it upon myself to try out the removal of a few dents and scratches with wet rag and an iron technique..

    works a charm. very simple to do. all you need is a hot iron, a wet rag and a dented stock.
    I found wetter than damp rag works best, takes a few goes and needs a good oil afterwards.
    pictures dont do it justice but to the touch they are noticeably smoother
    cheek piece reacted best to steaming, perhaps due to the flatter nature

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    after:






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    Quite impressive results, will have to try it with my Beretta, does it work with synthetic stocks?

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    I've got an old iron with a 'Synthetics' setting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knottaclu View Post
    I've got an old iron with a 'Synthetics' setting...

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    Yup it works well, as I found out the other night, after dropping my .22lr for the first time.
    Shame it didn't work on the scope though

    Neil.

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    Good Grief I did not realize anyone still did that,last time I did that was in the 8os when my mate dropped his pride and joy air rifle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornet View Post
    Good Grief I did not realize anyone still did that,last time I did that was in the 8os when my mate dropped his pride and joy air rifle
    Sheesh not everyone is a drone and follows the fashion crowd to drastic plastic you know. Good wood has been in used for centuries and hopefully will still be used for another to come. Unlike plastic wood has feel, warmth and character which is probably why it's unfashionable. Oh yes and it'a a natural sustainable resource again unlike plastic.

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    Thanks Brit,GOLLY GOSH,I thought that I was the only one left in the country with a couple of wood stocked rifles,oooh and a couple of side besides

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornet View Post
    Thanks Brit,GOLLY GOSH,I thought that I was the only one left in the country with a couple of wood stocked rifles,oooh and a couple of side besides
    Well you posted a stupid response to put your hand up for it add the fact that it seems that most post about their latest drastic plastic creation and as I have said before plastic stocks are all about profit. They are cheap to make period. Now if folks swallow the B/S about them well that's up to them.

    However there is no room for plastic stocks here......................... Period!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brithunter View Post
    Well you posted a stupid response to put your hand up for it add the fact that it seems that most post about their latest drastic plastic creation and as I have said before plastic stocks are all about profit. They are cheap to make period. Now if folks swallow the B/S about them well that's up to them.

    However there is no room for plastic stocks here......................... Period!
    I love wood stocks myself, but I have to admit that I 'm considering plastic for this autumn/winter hill work, where the rifle will get at least a weeks worth of soaking,,,the equivalent of standing with it in the shower for 6 hrs at a time, on consequetive (spelling?) days.

    If only you could get a great looking wooden stock that would take glass and pillar bedding, but not be susceptible to warping when soaked! one option I suppose is a barrel tunnel that's Varmint (HB) styled, with a standard barrell, that 'should' give enough room for some wood-movement and still avoid messing with the harmonics...hhmmm...

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