To anyone thinking of having a custom stock built- with George's work, it's not just about the LOOKS. George's inletting is done to the highest precision of ANY stocks I've worked over 40 years of building and 30 years bedding rifles. I've worked on and built my share of 10-22 variants over the last 30 years, pillar bedding many makes of stocks, built from a broad array of materials- Off the top of my head, I've pillar and rear tang bedded Ruger, Boyds, Revolution, ATI, Altamont, Tactical Solutions, Archangel, Hogue, Luxus, Volquartsen, Richards, Stocky's, Bell & Carlson and home made custom stocks with a wide variety of 10-22 actions ranging from bone stock 10-22s to Kidd Supergrades. I've seen inletting from factories that was very good- Revolution and Altamont both do a fairly decent job at inletting and centering the action. I've also seen DIY built stocks that look gorgeous from the outside, and the inletting was downright atrocious. Seriously, A pretty stock is worthless if the inletting is either off center, not level, or the takedown screw hole isn't centered or is angled. I've had to level receiver rails, remove or add material from the floor of the TD area, completely bore out TD holes to center..... pretty much any and every way a stock can be done wrong, I've either seen it, fixed it, or when I can't- I've sent it to George to fix it. A few years ago, my nephew- who is local to me, bought a rather pricey "custom" walnut stock for his all Kidd rifle. It was pretty, but the inletting looked like a 12 year old had gone at it with a chisel and a Dremel. That one went to George... he was less than happy when he saw what he had to work with (I think he called it a "Fencepost"), but in the end, he did a beautiful job. I didn't post it here, because my nephew bought the stock from an RFC member.
I can attest- George's work stands FAR ABOVE every other stock maker for the 10-22 that I've seen, bar none. He starts with precise alignment of the blank on his mill, and inlets with such high precision that in the end, the amount of bedding compound needed to mate the action to the stock is minimal. Literally the floor of the takedown area and pillar (George machines his own, self designed pillars) and the rear tang and escutcheon were the only areas I had to bed on the last two stocks George built for me. I have 2 customs from Sonoran Gun Stocks, and George is currently working on 2 more custom stocks for me- a walnut Pharr clone for my daughters Kidd ULW silhouette rifle, and a maple Pharr clone for a CZ 452 Silhouette for my son.
to navigate to the build thread showcasing the custom stock George is building for my daughter- a Walnut Pharr silhouette stock, custom made to her exact dimensions.
If you want a custom stock built for your 10-22 or other rifle, and you want the absolute best, hit up azguy. You won't regret it.