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Wood finish on deer rifle

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by E-Rez, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    I do all my hunting with a WW2 era 03A3, no scope. It has been beat into the tree, banged against the truck, and yes, it did fall off the ATV once. It has a military repriduction oiled walnut stock. And when i line it up on a deer, the metal hits the meat... Dents dings and scratches add character. its kinda like an old soldier. you almost never see one that doesnt have battle scars;)
  2. E-Rez

    E-Rez New Member

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    We've got many guns in our house that have been handed down from great-grandfathers that are full of dings and scratches. Each one has a story.
  3. wpage

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    If you are buying new and have the choice. Get the one that excites you most...
    Sounds like you already know and there is no reason not to.
  4. bluesea112

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    If you get the gloss stock, I unconditionally guarentee that it will get a scratch or two on the first one or two hunting trips. That is the nature of the game. Gloss is beautiful, even with a scratch or two. I have a gloss A-Bolt in 300 RUM, and it has 2 small scratches and 1 ding. All 3 show up like a diamond in a turd. However, I know exactly when and where each blemish was awarded to the rifle. I say they give the rifle character. It is still a beautiful rifle, and the gloss finish has never scared an animal. Now it is a beautiful rifle with character. If the rifle did not kick the dog snot out of me, I would probably take it hunting more....and it would surely have a few more character marks.
    Buy the gloss.....I think you already know you won't be completely happy if you don't.
  5. E-Rez

    E-Rez New Member

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    I think you're right.
  6. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    There is nothing like a beautiful wood stock!
  7. BobMcG

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    Get what you like the looks of best, you can always give it some protection if need be.

    Oil, satin, high-gloss, I like and own them all. If I'm headed into the woods with a high-gloss model though, it wears a set of rifle skins for some protection.
  8. Zane71464

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    I love that high gloss finish, and Ive never had not one inccident where the finnish ever hampered a hunt. Just my opinon.
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree on that one! :(
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