This is my second experiment dying a stock since an AK-47 enthusiast told me about the process. I'm pretty happy so far. Still looking for another stock to use my mixed dye on. I'm pretty happy with it. Hard to see how it really looks with the harsh overhead light on but you get the idea. The food coloring dyes the wood color and the boiled linseed oil still brings out the natural wood grain. Sat it next to my dad's 10/22 so you can see the difference. That plain-jane Ruger wood can be made pretty exceptional looking.