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    Sako Bavarian stock mods for a more classic look

    Beggars canít be choosers- I would have liked to buy the right kind of stock but was short on funds. I also like a good project. This Sako was going too cheap to ignore.
    After several hours of just looking at it I came to the conclusion that it could be remodeled into a more classic stock with British styling. I also realised Sako probably donít make a rifle that Iíd be happy to leave as is- they use way too much wood on these things. (Think 4x2)
    Iím off to South Africa for Safari in July and wanted a rifle Iíd be happy to keep after the trip and hand down to my boys.

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    Very nice
    I like the forend, a little different.
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    What calibre and what finish are you going to use on it?

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    Thanks fellas. Got a ways to. I’ll keep u updated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve123 View Post
    What calibre and what finish are you going to use on it?
    She’s a .270. I’m going to use Briwax ‘Brown Mahogany’ stain then I’ll finish it with Birchwood Casey sealer.
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    Looking good mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by FRST View Post
    She’s a .270. I’m going to use Briwax ‘Brown Mahogany’ stain then I’ll finish it with Birchwood Casey sealer.
    Try some of there wax. I just finished an old dresser with it. Came up mint.
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    An express sight would look mint on it.
    Nice wood working skills

    Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk
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    Nice. what wood did you use for the fore end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    Nice. what wood did you use for the fore end?
    An African hardwood called ‘Wenge’ I think. Super hard- I had the orbital disc sander with the 40 grit to shape it. It goes pretty dark once sealed, but is a bit more interesting than ebony tips due to the figure imo.
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    That's awesome mate
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    As a fan of the Sako Bavarian my initial response was to have you shot for desecrating that rifle.

    But you have done a wonderful job and I think Improved the design, maybe Sako should copy it and come out with an English model...
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