brown dog Posted September 2, 2012 Report Share Posted September 2, 2012 I first chatted with Simon of Joe West Rifle Stocks back at the Newark show; chats rolled on and a short while ago I asked Simon if he thought he could put an A-5 onto a Ruger 10-22 (I wanted to create a garden practice rifle). Well – on Friday my package arrived. A gorgeously coloured and perfectly shaped stock with all the kit required to finish it. The enclosed instructions described a requirement for some sanding before starting to use the provided tru-oil; but the wood was so smoothly finished that I leapt past that and straight to the oiling! The stock is a lovely A5 shape and the inlet for the 1022 was literally perfect: Time had also been taken to match the stock profile to the rear of the 1022 action – impressive attention to detail when you consider this was a nutty request for a fullbore stock! With the oil coats applied, I shot it today for the first time; a bit of “25yd benchrest”: Pretty pleased with the result too from a bog standard 1022 that's gathered dust for a bunch of years; these are my first 2 five round groups - the stock held it like a tuning fork: It’s a bloomin lovely package – only shot it for an hour this afternoon and I had high ‘grin factor’ it’s turned my 1022 into a solid ‘real rifle’. Really, really impressed with the quality and ease of preparation ...........and very very pleased Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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