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Ah. Your metal working skills are apparently a notch or ten above mine.

Maybe a project for the gunsmith, tho.
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FWIW a lot of offhand shooters like front heavy, it slows the wobbles.

Good to know, thanks.
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I tried adding weight to my bench rest rifle by having a brass spacer made that fit between the stock and the rubber recoil pad on a Ruger/Kidd build. The added weight, don't remember how much we added, balanced the rifle directly under the chamber. Group sizes blew up, gun would not group shots at all. Removed the weight and it went back to shooting one hole. Never did figure out why it acted so crazy, I all ways thought it may have had an unwanted affect on the barrel harmonics or the balance point shift was causing the rifle to lift or bounch off the front rest.
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Ah. Your metal working skills are apparently a notch or ten above mine.

Maybe a project for the gunsmith, tho.
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My CMP Bushmaster AR-15 has a removable 4 lb weight depending on how I want to use it. It's nice when shooting off a bench, however I certainly would not want to carry it around.

A thought - we used to put a SS magnet in our cows that picked up hardware in their field. They are called "cow magnets" and are very economical. In fact if you live near a slaughter house they may have a spare parts supply. I forget how much they weigh but a correct sized hole drilled in the stock would provide a snug fit yet allow easy removal if desired.

Depending on the metal in your jaw . . . one might get an interesting cheek weld . . . (lol)
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That's why it's so important to get the balance figured out "before" the build, no un-necessary weight needed!
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A thought - we used to put a SS magnet in our cows that picked up hardware in their field. They are called "cow magnets" and are very economical. In fact if you live near a slaughter house they may have a spare parts supply. I forget how much they weigh but a correct sized hole drilled in the stock would provide a snug fit yet allow easy removal if desired.

Depending on the metal in your jaw . . . one might get an interesting cheek weld . . . (lol)
I like that idea, and that was good for a laugh too. I was thinking if having a third screw in the buttplate is acceptable you could you could drill a hole in the butt and attach a steel rod to that screw for a removable weight that would come out with the buttplate. The cow magnets should stick to a steel bolt or screw just fine, they are not weak magnets.
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That's why it's so important to get the balance figured out "before" the build, no un-necessary weight needed!
Not a .22-- but -- when I built Wifey's birthday Mosin -- lighten it up as much as possible - move the center of balance to the rear & lower the center of pressure / felt recoil
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