About Our Stocks

We create our rifle stocks out of Maple and Walnut hardwoods, and have created customs stocks out of rosewood and other materials.

The material arrives in 12-20 foot custom cut sections, often sourced from right here in Kentucky. It’s not uncommon to have lumber from Tennessee, Pennsylvania or even farther afield, and we have even looked at sourcing walnut overseas from places like Turkey. Anyone familiar with the lumber market and prices for walnut will understand why.

A vacuum kiln is utilized to remove the moisture from the lumber until we obtain the moisture content we require. This helps maintain the stability of the wood through temperature swings and reduces the likely hood of “shrinkage” that can stress joints and pre-existing checks in the wood. It also allows for a better bond with the binding agents we use with our cross laminated grip.


 

Each lumber board is hand sorted, marked for the highest yield while cutting around the knots, checks, fissures and other problematic wood grain structure. Even using this process, we’ll have almost a 10% rejection rate of stocks as they move through the production process and fail to meet our quality control inspections.

The stock blanks end up on our CNC routers. The routers assist in reproducing the hand-crafted design (utilizing the 3D scan CAD design of the hand crafted original), and each stock is still hand worked to get the curves and feel that we want-yet the CNC allows for precision fitting of the cross grain lamination in the grips, barrel channel and receiver/pillar cut out.


 

The catalyzed varnish we utilize performs very well at repelling moisture, dirt, and even offers UV protection. It allows the natural beauty of the wood grain to show through, while providing protection to the wood stock and minimizing expansion/contraction, and thus consistency at the range. Only use cleaning solvents rates for wood finish products.

Duracoat is a very popular finish. We started using it at the recommendation of numerous active duty and retired military service personnel. There’s lots of research on the forums from first hand users of the abuse that firearms with Duracoat have been put through. Just remember, it can take up to 30 days to get the complete cure! So watch out for those harsh chemicals until the cure is complete-but generally safe to shoot by the time you receive your stock.


The design of the stock itself is geared towards consistent accuracy in shooting, and greatly reducing the recoil that the Mosin is known for.

The use of the integrated pillars supports the rifles action on non-compressible “pillars” that are rigidly bedded in the stock to help eliminate accuracy problems stemming from faulty, action-stressing, metal-to-wood fitting.

All of our rear pillars are cut to accept the Timney trigger system. This allows you to obtain the trigger pull that best works for you, and the safety with the Timney is a nice addition.

The barrel channel is designed to free float the barrel. This keeps the wood stock from touching (warping) into the rifle barrel-changing harmonics, etc and also allows the barrel to expand as it heats up, and other benefits with free floated barrels.

Comfort was something we were looking for with the stock design. The cellular structure of wood itself, using bedded pillars, the full length stock, and utilizing the Remington Super Cell recoil pad greatly effects the recoil.

Customers have reported that their 10 & 12 year old children have sent dozens of shots down range in a short period of time with great enjoyment-instead of feeling like they were being kicked by a mule.

about our stocks