Calling all customs!

Discussion in 'Show us your Sako' started by paulsonconstruction, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Is the stock the same color/texture throughout or is it a painted type finish? Do you know who made the stock? Gotta love those VarTargs!

     

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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    I think it is solid and not painted, but I really can't remember having taken it out of the stock to look. No idea of the stock maker, but I'm sure it could be identified by someone knowledgeable of the various synthetic stock makers.

    Not only are Vartargs easy to love like a child, but, unlike children, the small powder charges and tiny bullets make them relatively cheap to feed, too.
     
  3. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    The marketing forces (read that as propaganda) since the turn of the century have skewed perceptions about range capabilities of many of the tried & true cartridge/bullet combinations. I much prefer heavy for caliber well constructed bullets at moderate velocity over any pointy, high speed pill for hunting, but alas, I am in the minority. The obsession with velocity & flatter trajectory for "long range" hunting has blinded people to the fact that any difference in these trajectories with regard to hunting is inconsequential for all practical purposes. Round nose bullets have many attributes from a terminal performance standpoint that the pointy, ballistically "superior" bullets can only wish they had. After all, it's what the bullet does when it makes contact with the animal that counts, not how it got there! I can't think of very many factory loads with round nose bullets one can buy & many of the bullet makers have dropped most of them from their product line. Makes it hard to even handload them. My favorite 30 cal bullets are the 180 grain & 200 grain Hornady Interlock Round Nose. My supply is down to less than 30 bullets & Hornady has discontinued them. Those bullets are real thumpers on elk, moose & big bears, but I'm too old to chase after them critters anymore, anyway. Just had to vent about yet another loss for our sport. Thanks for putting up with me.
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    I would respond at length to your post, but I've got to go yell at some kids to get off of my lawn, then get ready for my nap.
     
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    The stock looks like it might be from Pacific research/Rimrock. Heavy emphasis on might. The slim shape and texture was sort of their signature early on.
     
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    L579 in .308 Win rebarreled with a Krieger stainless barrel, custom made carbon stock with Tikka T3 cheek piece, modified for detachable magazine. At the moment fitted with a Minox ZE5i 2-10x50 in Optilock, and an RCC Carbon 44 Compact silencer.
    Pic from a moose hunt in northern Sweden last September.[​IMG]

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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Was the stock built to your specifications just for that rifle? Very nice! Thanks for showing it.
     
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    Thanks!
    Actually it's a design from a benchrest shooter here in Sweden, only for the L579 action. He made a mold and there has been a small number of stocks made out of it, both fiberglass and carbon fiber. I'm very happy to have been able to buy one!
    The stock came as a blank and I bedded it, fitted recoil pad, flush cups and sprayed it with Duracoat.

    Here are a couple of more pictures from when it was newly painted with grip surfaces, and from the first shooting (with another barrel).[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Really like what you did with the stock! Does that suppressor come back over the barrel or is your barrel cut that short? We can get them both ways here.
     
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    The barrel is cut to 45 cm which is minimum legal barrel length for rifles in Sweden. The supressor comes back 8 cm over the barrel and has a total length of 18 cm.

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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    That's a hair under 18" for us in the USA.
     
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    Hello Marcus,

    Thanks very much for posting your photos. I too have a semi-inletted stock from Cameron Hatcher. Mine, also using his English walnut, is the "Classic English Sporter" design. I expect to add an ebony forend tip and, once complete, it will fit my rebarreled, modified L579 in 7mm-08. Seeing your work has encouraged me to finish some other projects and get to work on the Sako.

    DCD
     
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    I look forward to seeing it! Even better, how about some progress photos?

    Marcus
     
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    Marcus.,
    I see pics of your rifle on Cameron Hatchers web site.
    I noticed them when ordering a new stock for an L46 action I have put an old .17 Rem barrel on from a L461.
    My stock arrived the other day, so I spent most of yesterday fitting the action into the new classic English sporter's inletting.
    Main tasks were cutting a slot in the side to allow the bolt handle to close and two recess for the bolt release mechanism and ejection opening.
    Next was sanding. By the end of the day the bulk of the machine marks had been sanded out and I've laid out where I'm going to thin the forearm down some.
    So I'm now on the lookout for a but plate and pistol grip cap that will work. I have a couple of old original Sako ones but they are not a good fit and I'm keen to do something a little different anyway.
    Not sure yet if I'll just shape the forearm end or look for some suitable material to fit instead.
    I'll take a pic or two later and post. My plan is to pass it on to my grand son in a few years time. Will shorten the beat up original stock for him and then have the "new" stock for once he has grown.
    ATM I'm planning to Finnish with True Oil. You said you applied a hand rubbed Finnish to yours?
    Cheers
    Colin
     
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    Progress pics attached here as per my previous post. Straight contrasting grained Wallnut. Plenty more sanding to come. 20210125_092357.jpg 20210125_092425.jpg
    Cheers
    Colin
     
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    Wildgoose2,
    This stock should be very similar to yours?
    Colin
     
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    G'day Colin.

    I used Organoil on my stock:

    https://www.naturaltimberoils.com.au/uploads/downloads/Burnishing_Technique_for_finishing_timber.pdf

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2329843...MI2M6E3Ki57gIVvp1LBR1Z5QZoEAsYASABEgJqCPD_BwE

    https://bestbuytradesupplies.com.au...MI-4rStKe57gIV1KiWCh2ZUwGrEAAYASAAEgL2UfD_BwE

    Marcus
     
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    Hi Marcus, Thanks for posting the links. I have used Organ Oil Outdoor Furniture oil in the past but was not familiar with their Burnishing oil.
    I have ordered some, so will follow the instructions and give it a go.
    Cheers,
    Colin
     
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    G'day Colin. I used the Outdoor furniture oil on my stock.

    Marcus
     
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    Also, if you do decide to give Tru-oil a go at any stage have a read of this:

    https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=331108

    It details how Armourall can be used with Tru-oil to get it to harden off very much quicker. I finished my Brno Mod2 and Sako A1 stocks using this method. I managed to get 5 coats on the Brno stock in one day. I have previously found it takes a couple of days for Tru-oil to harden off.

    Couple of pics of the A1 here: https://sakocollectors.com/forum/threads/some-a1-small-game.15967/#post-88013

    Marcus
     

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