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CNC Rifle Stock Notes

A friend of mine and I are interested in reworking some Mauser actions to produce some nice target rifles. Part of that project will require a new stock for the rifles, and I'd like to make one using a CNC router that's my own custom design. This page is where I am collecting notes until its time to actually start the project.

Experiments in Rhino 3D

Start With Some Profile Curves...

Loft, Cap Planar Holes, Minor Fine Tuning, and Voila, a Rifle Stock in Maple!

Photo Ideas from the Web

Fiddleback Maple with a Mauser action...

Ross Precision

An interesting "machinist's" rifle.

Rifle Stock Dimensions

The "pull" is the length from trigger center to butt plate, and is usually 13 1/2" to 13 3/4"...

Picatinny Rail Dimensions

Cartridge Considerations

.220 Swift: High velocity, flat trajectory, minimal recoil. Probably ideal for Bobby's gun.

.244/6mm Remington: Very highly regarded in the accuracy circles it seems.

.308 Winchester: "Probably the best thing to be said of the .308 is it is capable of phenomenal accuracy; it is possibly the single most inherently accurate cartridge of a caliber larger than 6mm ever designed." Could be the one for Bob's gun.

Links

Great American Gunstock Company

Gun Stock Wood Sources

West Custom Rifles

Mauser Action Links

Sarco Inc

Samco Arms

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