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 Yes indeed, Your father is quite talented.  The only Cherry gun stock I saw was built by an old time gunsmith that I ended up buying some of his shop stuff before he passed away.  He was big into 25-06 builds and I bought what he had left in 25 cal bullets. When did you see these old boxes last?

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The Noslers are marked $5.40 on the bottom and the Hornadys are $4.20 priced.  They are both about half full. I all ways wanted one but never built one. When I was in PA gun school back in 79, Kennedy's 1962 edition book was a required purchase for classes. At some point I lent it out, forgot who borrowed it and they never brought it back!  For me, checkering was a literal pain in my neck so never could get into it. Obviously, your dad has mastered the art. The problem with Cherry in gun stocks is its a dense wood and there for typicaly heavier than the run of the mill Walnut. The good thing is its not susceptible to cracking in the wrist as walnut due to that fact. Thats why walnut must be chosen with the grain structure curving to the line of curve of the grip and into the butt. You probably all ready know that with a Dad like yours around! Setting that rifle up with pet loads is what life offers up as love out side of good friends & family. 

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6 minutes ago, xtriggerman said:

 Yes indeed, Your father is quite talented.  The only Cherry gun stock I saw was built by an old time gunsmith that I ended up buying some of his shop stuff before he passed away.  He was big into 25-06 builds and I bought what he had left in 25 cal bullets. When did you see these old boxes last?

KtFJFUWm.jpg

The Noslers are marked $5.40 on the bottom and the Hornadys are $4.20 priced.  They are both about half full. I all ways wanted one but never built one. When I was in PA gun school back in 79, Kennedy's 1962 edition book was a required purchase for classes. At some point I lent it out, forgot who borrowed it and they never brought it back!  For me, checkering was a literal pain in my neck so never could get into it. Obviously, your dad has mastered the art. The problem with Cherry in gun stocks is its a dense wood and there for typicaly heavier than the run of the mill Walnut. The good thing is its not susceptible to cracking in the wrist as walnut due to that fact. Thats why walnut must be chosen with the grain structure curving to the line of curve of the grip and into the butt. You probably all ready know that with a Dad like yours around! Setting that rifle up with pet loads is what life offers up as love out side of good friends & family. 

I think I've got some about that old. I once bought a lot of 25 cal bullets from a guy on another forum. I think they weighed 60 or 70 pounds. They were less than $100 from what I can remember. A really vast assortment. When I got home one evening, There was a trail from the driveway to the backdoor on the patio where the mail delivery lady had dragged one of those USPS basket things. LOL! She just left them in the basket, bless her heart. She later told my wife, "I don't know what it is your husband buys, but it sure is heavy!"😁

We have a good assortment of 257 Roberts and 250-3000 chambered rifles. Hopefully, this 25-06 will give me a chance to dispose of some of the heavier bullets in the collection.

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