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Old 11-05-2019, 02:45 PM
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I have a build to do once my eyes get done. I found an older black synthetic stock I plan to use. Are they any tips anyone has come up with to fill the square holes in the forearm, so it can be bedded? The barrel will still be rfree floating, but I want to stiffen the barrel channel.
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:10 PM
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older like a boat paddle synthetic?


and free floating is not always the key to accuracy...especially with a sporter weight barrel
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:06 AM
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Havent tried this, but have thought that the spray foam insulation might work to fill the waffle holes and stiffen up the stock.
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Havent tried this, but have thought that the spray foam insulation might work to fill the waffle holes and stiffen up the stock.
I thought of this right after I posted the question. This will probably be the way I go.
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:17 PM
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older like a boat paddle synthetic?


and free floating is not always the key to accuracy...especially with a sporter weight barrel
No not the boat paddle stock. I have found over all my years of working on guns that a floated barrel will always out shoot one that is not. There are no other more consistent barrel harmonics than a barrel hanging from the action totally free floating. Anything else to interfere with that will cause loads of issues.
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:39 AM
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I thought of this right after I posted the question. This will probably be the way I go.
You are wasting your money on the foam.
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:38 AM
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Any filler would add weight , an ultra light weight body filler for automobiles will have the adhesive and stiffness required . Also water resistant and temperature stable . The fillers chemical reaction can build heat so it may be wise to use multiple coats rather than one application to avoid heat build up during the cure . Sands very easily and smooth and will take most paints and finishes. Just my thoughts . WJR
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:41 AM
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You could hollow out the barrel channel and epoxy a stiff rod (steel or wood dowel) in it.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:34 AM
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No not the boat paddle stock. I have found over all my years of working on guns that a floated barrel will always out shoot one that is not. There are no other more consistent barrel harmonics than a barrel hanging from the action totally free floating. Anything else to interfere with that will cause loads of issues.
you haven't messed around with 10/22's much have you? ever heard of a teeter totter, well that's how a free floated 10/22 can act with it's single takedown screw and sometimes wonky stock bedding
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I've read of some using aluminum arrow shaft epoxied into the forearm to stiffen it up but never tried it.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:05 PM
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I would bet a fiberglass 'fencepost' from the local farm store would work well.
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Old 11-12-2019, 04:14 AM
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Carbon fiber strips work well, and are reasonably inexpensive.
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