XDS Stock - special wood for Air Arms action

User avatar
AdminMASTER
Site Admin
Contact:
Favourite airgun brand ?: Feinwerkbau 800
Country where you live ?: United-Kingdom
Posts: 3147
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:13 pm

#1 XDS Stock - special wood for Air Arms action

Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:47 am

:shock: :o

Beautiful work :!:


"Finished the XDS stock Tuesday evening and the client picked it up the same night so I did not have the opportunity to take some nice photos of the finished product in the sun. Really special piece of wood for those who like that kind of thing. Would probably have gotten more money if I just sold the stock blank to a gunsmith to be used for a high end rifle :-) One of our SA juniors will be using it at Worlds in August so it was for a good purpose. Here's few random pics."
Attachments
FullSizeRender.jpg
IMG_1611.JPG.jpeg
IMG_1615.JPG.jpeg
IMG_1629.JPG.jpeg
IMG_1633.JPG.jpeg
IMG_1634.JPG.jpeg
IMG_1636.JPG.jpeg
IMG_1638.JPG.jpeg
User avatar
AdminMASTER
Site Admin
Contact:
Favourite airgun brand ?: Feinwerkbau 800
Country where you live ?: United-Kingdom
Posts: 3147
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:13 pm

#2 Re: XDS Stock - special wood for Air Arms action

Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:30 pm

just my 2 cents to James...

Should have fitted underside UIT rail....to allow either fixed rigid duo column hamster, but sliding lengthwise...or at worst case...allowed the Rowan Engineering mech. to slide the length of the stock and be positioned accordingly in genuine 180 degrees rotation...
User avatar
Jon
Contact:
Favourite airgun brand ?: JH
Country where you live ?: UK
Posts: 976
Joined: Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:46 pm

#3 Re: XDS Stock - special wood for Air Arms action

Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:19 pm

Its for hft admin, fixed at max permissible drop allowed is better than an adjustable one that could render illegal.

Nice finishing a lot of other stockers could learn a lot from.

However falls in to same trap made by everyone to date, more so lately as its dead easy to do pistol grip like that so trigger finger doesn't line up. Do you really want to strain wrist so finger can get at trigger blade, either way its not natural.
If a jobs worth doing, do it right or not at all.
User avatar
AdminMASTER
Site Admin
Contact:
Favourite airgun brand ?: Feinwerkbau 800
Country where you live ?: United-Kingdom
Posts: 3147
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:13 pm

#4 Re: XDS Stock - special wood for Air Arms action

Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:22 pm

So would an offset grip be a better idea Jon ? (ie: like Rowan kit)

or... like the Fwb800 Walnut stock, or this by the forum member Iris - slides perpendicular to become offset :?: ( Katta - https://www.facebook.com/pg/KATTA-Airgu ... e_internal )
Attachments
15252747_262877777460020_6271737242077635708_o.jpg
lphoto64a.jpg
User avatar
AdminMASTER
Site Admin
Contact:
Favourite airgun brand ?: Feinwerkbau 800
Country where you live ?: United-Kingdom
Posts: 3147
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:13 pm

#5 Re: XDS Stock - special wood for Air Arms action

Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:29 pm

See the rail slot for the possible offset grip :?: Never really noticed this until only recently..I wish Feinwerkbau had mentioned this when it was launched some years back....

User avatar
Jon
Contact:
Favourite airgun brand ?: JH
Country where you live ?: UK
Posts: 976
Joined: Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:46 pm

#6 Re: XDS Stock - special wood for Air Arms action

Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:06 pm

Fen on the wood jobby Just makes it dead easy for the producers to mount the grip.
However cock up very very common trigger finger don't line up with trigger blade.

Why an offset grip, well you have to wonder with various stockers jumping in on the bandwagon with no thought to usability more about looking alright than feel.

Since shooting began centuries ago spotty faced youngsters were taught to point finger where intend to aim. Goes without saying cant do that with finger way out to the side its like driving an old Alfa Romeo steering wheel to one side and pedals the other side with seat at an angle, unnatural and dished by all.
If a jobs worth doing, do it right or not at all.

Return to “James Mitchell (South Africa)”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Login · Register

Light/Dark Theme