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Reply #60 - Feb 18th, 2018 at 5:01pm
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Hepburn #2 is back in the fold with a new 32.375" long gain-twist (16.5+ to 11") Bartlein barrel chambered in 38-50. While not shown, also have a 35-40 barrel for this rifle. Has an original copy windage front sight, so should be good for iron-sight matches with the long barrel. From the bench at 200yd and a 6X scope it shot the sub-1moa groups (I made no allowance for the wind) with 2F Swiss using loads I shot last year in a different rifle, so there is hope that it will be a "shooter". Hope to have the wood back from being checkered for Hepburn #2 before to much longer.
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Reply #61 - Mar 14th, 2018 at 9:49pm
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Just got the wood back from being checker.ed It is going to have to live with a couple of coats of oil to keep the moisture out until it is warm enough to put some stain on outside. Looks like it will have some good figure. Will be going with Laurel Mtn Forge's Nut Brown stain.
  

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Reply #62 - Mar 14th, 2018 at 10:56pm
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WOW!!!  Shocked Very Nice!

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Reply #63 - Mar 14th, 2018 at 10:57pm
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Glen, Beautiful wood and checkering, but have a question.
Always thought wood was checkered after finishing.
Maybe Maple is different.
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Reply #64 - Mar 14th, 2018 at 11:15pm
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Thanks.......... turned out to be a pretty good piece of wood for $200.
I'm anything but an expert on finishing wood. I know that the 4-sets of wood I've had checkered have always been finished after checkering. Since one is cutting the wood when checkering, makes sense to me that it has to finished after the work is complete. However, I could certainly be wrong and will defer to anyone who knows.
  

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Reply #65 - Mar 15th, 2018 at 10:04am
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Checkering first means the finish will build up in the checkering. Every stock maker or checkerer I ever used told me to finish the wood first, and then checker. Then apply thin coat of finish over checkering to seal it.
  

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Reply #66 - Mar 15th, 2018 at 10:41am
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Picture of the cheekpiece side. Rifle weighs 10#7oz without sights. 30" long, half-round, #3 1/2 GM 12" twist barrel. Will be interesting to compare tomorrow to the gain-twist barrel to see if a difference in recoil is noticeable. Will be using the same ammo in both rifles.
  

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Reply #67 - Mar 15th, 2018 at 9:25pm
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I just read this front to back. Fun!
Hepburns make me happy! They are near the top of the list.
  
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Reply #68 - Apr 14th, 2018 at 9:53am
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Yep. Hepburns make me happy, as well. Especially with that side lever when shooting prone. Think Remington (rolling block & Hepburn) had it right for prone shooting.
  

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