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#11981655 - 04/19/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]
pointer Offline
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Stunning rifle. Congratulations.

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#11981774 - 04/19/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]
Brad Offline
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Registered: 10/31/00
Posts: 24750
That is, hand's down, the most beautiful custom I've ever seen.

The only criticism I could muster is, to my eye, the barrel is too long relative to the forearm. I'd have it cut somewhere 22-23".

Just a minor nitpick from the peanut gallery, and others could just as easily see it differently...
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#11982479 - 04/19/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]
utah708 Offline
Campfire Tracker

Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 6675
It is a fine piece of not-too-gaudy contemporary American gunmaking. The little touches--like the engraved action screws--are just right.

Brad--To my eye, if I project the line of the forend forward, it seems to about meet the tip of the barrel (it is hard to be accurate on an internet photo). That may contribute to the sense of flow that the rifle has, and so the barrel length may be just about right.

#11982531 - 04/19/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]
1911a1 Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 09/30/04
Posts: 1044
Loc: E. Texas
spectacular 1909! I really like the finish color and the dark mineral streaking in the stock. I also like the point pattern checkering.
Can't wait to see some pics of the rifle with whatever game you take.

#11982829 - 04/19/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]
joelkdouglas Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 09/14/11
Posts: 1508
Beauty, thank you for posting.

#11983508 - 04/19/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]
Matt in Virginia Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 01/30/01
Posts: 2628
Loc: Virginia
D'Arcy sure can capture some beautiful lines. That is incredible...

Regards, Matt.
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#11984141 - 04/20/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]
Whitebird Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 08/20/09
Posts: 955
Thanks for sharing... outstanding.

#11984313 - 04/20/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]
mmgravy Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 2458
Loc: Park Rapids, MN
Elegance at its best. Simply beautiful....

#11984793 - 04/20/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]
custombolt Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 03/08/12
Posts: 503
Loc: near Hershey PA
Top shelf as usual from one of the masters. No wonder few wood-stocked Echols' rifles come up for sale anymore. Lucky man finding this one.
Life is brief. Treat yourself. You earned it.

#11986028 - 04/20/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]
Akbob5 Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 02/01/12
Posts: 4142
Loc: Between the Treasure and Magic
What a spectacularly beautiful rifle. Especially refreshing in this day and age where most are black or plastic or both.

That would be worthy of some gold inlayed initials (which means you would have to make it a permanent family member)!

Edited by Akbob5 (04/20/17)
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