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Old 09-06-2017, 03:30 AM
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Picked up Grand Finale #265



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I picked up #265 from my FFL after work tonight. It was dropped off about 3:30 and we were already at work.

I will get photo's during the daytime in natural light and post them soon.

The wood has some good figure on both sides, much better than the plain wood in the stock photos.



https://i.imgur.com/YEIIFVY.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/yhDw3yw.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/hHhMKQq.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/SuEPaM2.jpg

Bill GO HOGS WPS

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Old 09-06-2017, 06:26 AM
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Glad the wood is acceptable for a GF....I know in Europe that straight grain is considered to be "best" and they are slow to understand that Americans want "defects" in the wood.

Truly guys, what we call figure, by lumber grading standards would typically get boards graded at a lower value.
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Old 09-06-2017, 01:25 PM
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Glad the wood is acceptable for a GF....I know in Europe that straight grain is considered to be "best" and they are slow to understand that Americans want "defects" in the wood.

Truly guys, what we call figure, by lumber grading standards would typically get boards graded at a lower value.
More than 40 years ago, Jack O'Connor wrote pretty much exactly the same thing; Europeans, unlike Americans, do not appreciate nice figuring in a gun stock. Guess they still don't understand that about Americans.
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Old 09-06-2017, 01:53 PM
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Good deal Doc.

Bro's been in Germany 35 yrs and says many in Europe think Muricans are spoiled silly. That said even though some fine optiks such as Swarovski and Zeiss are made over there the most desired hunting scope in Germany was Leupold.
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Old 09-06-2017, 03:46 PM
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Glad the wood is acceptable for a GF....I know in Europe that straight grain is considered to be "best" and they are slow to understand that Americans want "defects" in the wood.

Truly guys, what we call figure, by lumber grading standards would typically get boards graded at a lower value.
yep! beauty is in the perception of the beauty...
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:40 PM
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My second GF is at the FFL guy's place. I won't see it for a few days but I'll be very happy if I can say the same things about the wood on mine as you can about yours.
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Highly figured wood is great to look at but structurally not the strongest or most stable form. Americans like appearance, Europeans value functionality. One thing is we can have several firearms so we can afford to have a stock that is beautiful but structurally questionable. They have one gun and it better be durable.
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I have seen some European guns that sure seemed to highly value appearance.
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Not to disagree, but...

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Highly figured wood is great to look at but structurally not the strongest or most stable form. Americans like appearance, Europeans value functionality. One thing is we can have several firearms so we can afford to have a stock that is beautiful but structurally questionable. They have one gun and it better be durable.
Not to disagree, but what is the source of your information? I have tried to find information on wood strength as to straight and figured grain, I
have not been successful.
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Old 09-08-2017, 01:36 AM
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Not sure where that comes from. We appreciate a good looking stock as much as you do. Any decent gunshop over here will have higher end rifles in a lot of different wood-qualities. I recently looked at guns costing more than my house.
The price keeps most people from buying those guns.
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WHERES the pictures! Your killing me! lol
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Not to disagree, but what is the source of your information? I have tried to find information on wood strength as to straight and figured grain, I
have not been successful.
We know from gun gun stock and furniture makers that the way the grain runs has a direct bearing on the wood holding up to use or recoil. I don't know for a fact about fancy vs. straight grain, but to me it would make sense that it would be much easier to have the stock cut in the strongest direction with a straight grained piece of wood.

This doesn't answer your question, but it's an interesting bit on various wood strengths and grain layout.
http://workshopcompanion.com/KnowHow...d_Strength.htm

Edit: Here's another interesting read on gun stock grain
https://www.doublegunshop.com/phiatt2.htm

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Added links to photos.

It shot very good. Now I've got to change the trigger pull it's too heavy.
I kept pulling a shot while working on a good group.

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Very nice! Thanks for the pictures!
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...why didn't I shoot that today...???? Obvious oversight on your part, Doc......

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