I am considering refinishing the birch stock. I was thinking a blonde gloss finish would look really nice, and be kind of retro for 1967, the year the rifle was made. Blonde wood finish was popular in some parts for furniture.
As to the ammo, I tried to trade with some other men at the range, but none of them shot 222 either. I did make a deal with some associates, so hopefully that will work out later.
Is citrastrip a good choice for getting rid of the old finish?