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#11981655 - 04/18/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]  
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Stunning rifle. Congratulations.

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#11981774 - 04/18/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]  
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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]  
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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]  
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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.
Congrats!

#11982829 - 04/19/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]  
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Beauty, thank you for posting.

#11983508 - 04/19/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]  
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fwiw,
D'Arcy sure can capture some beautiful lines. That is incredible...

Regards, Matt.


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#11984141 - 04/19/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]  
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Thanks for sharing... outstanding.

#11984313 - 04/19/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]  
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Elegance at its best. Simply beautiful....

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


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#11986028 - 04/20/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]  
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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)!

Last edited by Akbob5; 04/20/17.

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#12002091 - 04/27/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]  
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Beautiful rifle!

I'll be looking forward to seeing it in a picture with a mature Alberta buck in 2018.
Happy Hunting,

#12002467 - 04/27/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]  
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Thanks for the pictures, congrats on a great rifle from one of the masters. Looking forward to some pictures this fall of the rifle in the field, glad it's going hunting.

#12004415 - 04/28/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]  
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That is an amazing piece of craftsmanship and a beautiful piece of wood. Congratulations.


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#12004656 - 04/28/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]  
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Stunning rifle. Congrats.


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#12004727 - 04/28/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]  
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That is one of the most gorgeous rifles I have ever seen. Curious about the barrel contour, what is the muzzle diameter?


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#12004744 - 04/28/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]  
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Man, seeing that rifle makes a fella lust a little. Especially since it shoots so danged good!


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#12004815 - 04/28/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: Woodhits]  
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Magnificent rifle


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#12007432 - 05/01/17 Re: Echols Classic .270 [Re: hillbillybear]  
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Appreciate all of the kind words-- it is definitely a special rifle.

The barrel diameter at the muzzle is .575".

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