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#6624528 - 01/09/17 05:57 PM wood stock rifles
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Who makes some nice higher end mountain rifles with wood stocks?
I've looked at Sako, blaser,cooper, Dakota and kimbers. Who am I forgetting
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#6624544 - 01/09/17 06:01 PM Re: wood stock rifles [Re: P & Y]
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the two I have for sale in the Classifieds here clap

but if you don't like them

Sauer is nice plus the ones you mentioned
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#6624563 - 01/09/17 06:09 PM Re: wood stock rifles [Re: P & Y]
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If I wanted a great 'wood stocked' rifle I would first concentrate on getting an accurate rifle/ammo combination and then have a custom stock done....will definitely save you $ vs. the ones you have mentioned and be just as accurate. P_102
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#6624660 - 01/09/17 06:46 PM Re: wood stock rifles [Re: P & Y]
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One mans high end rifle is another mans base rifle. What's your budget?
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#6624677 - 01/09/17 06:53 PM Re: wood stock rifles [Re: P & Y]
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5k for just the rifle. I'm not into all the fancy metal engraving. I just want a traditional looking mountain rifle. Really liked the blaser rifles but not real sure I'm comfortable with straight pull actions.
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#6624757 - 01/09/17 07:47 PM Re: wood stock rifles [Re: P & Y]
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Serengeti
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#6624781 - 01/09/17 08:00 PM Re: wood stock rifles [Re: P & Y]
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Well 5K will not get you very far in the custom gun world--you can buy a lot used...and get the best bang for the buck....

My blaser R8 I bought in 2009, cost $6400 and it has grade 7 wood...they go to like grade 12 I think--with 2 sets of scope mounts it was over $7K.




I have had a lot of wood work done. My 375 was built buy a guy that no longer does wood work. He charged me $1750 for the shaping and checkering, and that was 14 years ago. The blank was over $800. You could not touch that blank today for under $1000. So at 2002 prices the stock alone was $2550...

Depends on how nice you want the wood and how fine the checkering. TDK is doing some work for me as we speak...his skills are as fine as they come. If I were you I'd search the used market, there are some very fine rifles that come up for sale for a fraction of the build cost, form top makers--but your still going to shell out some coin.

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#6624797 - 01/09/17 08:09 PM Re: wood stock rifles [Re: P & Y]
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For 5 grand (or half that) you can get a Sako with beautiful wood. Buzzsaw's little 6.5x55 mannlicher Bavarian carbine for sale is a good example. I love Sakos. IMO anything above them for a working rifle is just spending it because you can. But, that's just my opinion. smile
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#6624804 - 01/09/17 08:11 PM Re: wood stock rifles [Re: P & Y]
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What Ed said. I'd be looking in the pre-war custom rifle market.
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#6624812 - 01/09/17 08:16 PM Re: wood stock rifles [Re: P & Y]
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That is a beautiful rifle!

I'd rather not go custom. I'd prefer to just buy one off the shelf. Some of the blaser R8 base models are around 4K new but that's with the low grade wood offerings. The Serengetis are WAY out of my budget.
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#6624831 - 01/09/17 08:20 PM Re: wood stock rifles [Re: P & Y]
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If you come in with a little knowledge and research you can also make money on pre-war customs down the road, all their depreciation is gone. Your off the shelf rifle, not so much.
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#6624858 - 01/09/17 08:25 PM Re: wood stock rifles [Re: P & Y]
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But I guess if you have to be that way look into Luxus rifles.
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#6624872 - 01/09/17 08:34 PM Re: wood stock rifles [Re: TDK]
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Originally Posted By: TDK
If you come in with a little knowledge and research you can also make money on pre-war customs down the road, all their depreciation is gone. Your off the shelf rifle, not so much.


Used customs are not money makers. That's why some great rifles can be had for good prices (as you mention) - because by and large if folks want a custom they will have their own made.

I have only ever made money on stock guns. Changing them puts their value way down.

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#6624875 - 01/09/17 08:36 PM Re: wood stock rifles [Re: P & Y]
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Edited by 505ed (01/09/17 08:38 PM)

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#6624881 - 01/09/17 08:39 PM Re: wood stock rifles [Re: P & Y]
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That's so funny I am inquiring about a Biesen on Gunbroker right now. Seller is about a grand above market but the rifle is beautiful.
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