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Thinkin of buidin a .32 squirrel gun soon and wondered if anyone has ever gotten a stock from Pecatonica Long Rifle Supplies or from Tiger Hunt? If so...how was the quality of the stock overall and how close is the inletting? If I remember right they both advertise 98% inletting and was just curious to hear some feedback on the subject. Thanks fellas.
 

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Flatlander.54,

I've never dealt with tiger hunt, but have heard nothing but good things on their grading of stocks. I have built a few rifles using parts from Pecatonica, and they are good to deal with also, if your buying all the parts from them, the price is good. I usually laugh at the 98% inletted part tho, because for some, the work involved is more then 2% left to be done. If you haven't built any muzzleloading rifles before, do yourself a favor and get "the Gunsmith of Grenville County" by Peter Alexander. There are other books on the subject, but can't remember the exact titles, I will find them if your interested. I personally don't like the lock to be inletted by the stock maker, but if this is a first build, you might be better off getting it inletted. BTW, the barrel inletting is usually pretty good and the ram rod hole drilled straight. Post again if you need other reference material on building a muzzle loader.

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Flatlander- I've built 7 Pecatonica rifles and I was always pleasantly
surprized at thier grading of the wood, each stock exceeded my expectations and those guys are really great as far as making sure you're
happy as well as always being available for expert advice.
I agree with the other poster as to the liberal conotation of the 98%
inletting, however I think they err on the too small inlet so you can achieve a perfect fit, which is definately preferable to having an inlet
lock mortice that requires tintted bedding compound to fill, which I've had to do on a couple of factory kits.
Regards fredj
 
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