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I'm wanting to try to make a stock for my 223 but i can't seem to find any info on the woods i'm wanting to use. I'm looking at a few exotic woods but can't find out if they are a soft wood or a hard wood. and i can't find a place that sales a piece big enough for the butt stock.

I'm looking at cocobolo, koa-koa, zebra wood, redwood, lacewood, and osage orange.

Can you tell me where i could find a block of any of these to start my project.

If worse comes to worse i'll just find a block of walnut burl or maple burl to use.
 

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Just started carving my own stock. Patience is key. And drilling the hole correctly. Ruined the first piece by having the hole just a little crooked. fortunately there is a mill not far from me and I'm friends with the owner. all the wood I want at pretty cheap prices. If this is your first go at it I would suggest a test piece before spending much money on exotic wood. Good luck.
 

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This isn't my first one. I did one out of maple not to long ago but wasn't impressed with the way the grain in the wood looked. Just to plain. i got the hole drilled correctly. It's still layin aroud somewhere.

The more i look at the maple burl the more i like it. But i still can't seem to find a place that has a piece big enough for the butt stock. This project is gonna take awhile to acomplish. :?
 
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