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My FINALLY finished project

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Beretta Young Gun, Jun 9, 2010.

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  1. Beretta Young Gun

    Beretta Young Gun Active Member

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    well here it is my finally finished (short of a new blue job) fully custom BT-99. first three pictures are of the gun in progress. I used the origonal stock to work off of. i cut the comb off and attached a block of walnut to the top using metal pins and gorilla wood glue. I also extended the grip using the same method. I used wood filler putty to fillin all the voids and create a very nice large palmswell on the right side. the forend is completly handmade from scratch, and the whole project, with the exception of the professional paint job, was done by me at home. the rib is full adjustable from 100% to 120% made from wood just spray painted until i get an aluminum rib made. first two pics are the work in progress, and the final three are the finished project. from start to what you see now took two months, and the whole project, including gun and all materials cost less that $800.
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  2. quartering

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    how many holes do you have to drill to lighten balsa wood?
     
  3. Beretta Young Gun

    Beretta Young Gun Active Member

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    it wasnt about weight, it was more or less for wind resistance. its amazing how those holes help keep your swing smooth and fast.
     
  4. phirel

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    Interesting project. I hope it works very well for you. I also like a high comb and high rib but it looks like you have a longer neck than I do.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. joe kuhn

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    High rib, high comb and low pad. Bbl is about in the middle. Good for you for thinking beyond the standard and striking a middle ground. Guys with unusual builds have to take unusual measures to get a gun to fit.

    Who did that nice paint job?
     
  6. 320090T

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    I asked Todd Nelson what a stock would look like that would really fit me. He looked at my skinny body, long neck, and just laughed. Nice job on the stock.
     
  7. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    I know a guy in Colorado who shoots a BT just as radical and shoots it very well
     
  8. shot410ga

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    Man, that is one ugly gun. If you can't beat the other shooters, you'll be able to scare them into missing.
     
  9. Neil Winston

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    Have you _tested_ that point-of-impact? It sure looks higher than that to me - about twice as high, in fact.

    Neil
     
  10. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    The fun of these projects is hard to measure you are a man that likes to tinker and I am always playing around myself. I like the gun looks like a project I'm working on myself hope you shoot it well. The couple of hi rib guns I made took some getting used to after fit properly it is a learning curve that can take some time. Enjoy shooting it let us know how it goes.
    Buddy
     
  11. Beretta Young Gun

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    i spent two day working on the poi for the rib. with out the adjustment block at the front and the rib flush with the top of the existing rib, the gun will shoot 200%. the block at the front is set up in a "step" configuration. as i move the block back and forth it with raise or lower the poi. as for the "wackyness" of the stock, im a bigger guy with a bad habit of dropping my head to the stock rather than bringing my stock to my face. to eliminate my dilema, i made a high combed gun with a low pad adjuster, and a high rib. the gun shoots extremely well. I shoot nothing but buddy, or protection, shoots hence the higher poi. i shoot nothing but 1oz loads for the first shot, 1 1/8oz for a back up, and 1 1/4oz for any shoot offs. and because i designed the stock to fit me, there is a very very low amout of felt recoil no matter what shell i shoot. here is a couple of pics with the gun mounted and one of the back of the gun showing cast and comb rollover. BYG
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  12. ddrsuz

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    Beretta: Check out the Keensight website and you will see my gun, which has a similar offset as yours. When you go to aluminum, you ought to consider having them build you your replacement / permanent rib. I started the same way as you, with a wood mockup, and they just copied it. Nice conform at the back end.


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  13. senior smoke

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    You did a real nice job.
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  14. OLD ONE EYE

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    Well it looks like you solved the head down problem and from the pictures it seems to fit well. l would shoot it a while to make sure it is just right and then make a rib out of aluminum or type of plastic carbon fiber would be neat if you can find a piece. Thanks for the pictures I enjoyed them and the project.
    Buddy
     
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    If word on this gets out, bondo sales will sky rocket thereby raising prices and the competition will improve. Yikes. Rolled any targets inside out yet?
     
  17. Beretta Young Gun

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    lol, ive been shooting this gun the whole time ive been working on it. i shoot just about every wednesday night, and if some thing doesnt work quite right, then i would take the gun home, change something, and take it back out the following wednesday. BYG
     
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    Nice work. Whats good about what you did. You know what you did to the gun and know how to ajust and part of it. Keep up the good work.
     
  19. shot410ga

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    Innovation is part of shooting. I bad rapped your gun but it was in jest. If it works for you that's great.
     
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