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Old 11-25-2021, 12:13 PM
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After handling the Walmart Mark II Precision (too heavy for my use), but wanting a Mark II with an adjustable stock, I decided to just modify the FV-SR stock.

I bought one of the Hawkeye Customs adjustable cheek rests from Amazon. Installation was very easy; I just used the cheek riser as a template to drill the bolt holes and then bolted it on.





Not finding anything available, I decided to make my own adjustable butt plate. See this thread:

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum....php?t=1231571

I liked this adjustable butt plate so well and it was so easy to make, I made two more -- one for another Mark II and another for a 93R17.

I would like to stiffen the forearm, possibly by epoxying in an aluminum rod; not sure that will be sufficient, though.

Scope is a Vortex Crossfire II 4-12X40AO.

This setup for the FV-SR was so nice, I decided to add non-adjustable (approx. same height) cheek risers to my other Mark II's; all of them have the same synthetic stock and similar scope heights. I Made these out of wood. First one (made of balsa wood) I screwed to the stock. Second one (basswood) I put on the 93R17 and it fit so well that it stayed in place w/o attachment and thus can easily be switched to another stock if necessary.
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Old 11-26-2021, 08:05 AM
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Great work. They look great and very functional. Just wondering how much improvement you realized by making these improvements.
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Old 11-26-2021, 09:11 AM
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Great work. They look great and very functional. Just wondering how much improvement you realized by making these improvements.
Thanks.

Improvement? Hard to quantify since I haven't really shot this rifle yet for groups. My feelings are though that the better a rifle stock fits, the less muscle strain required to hold on target, and thus better accuracy.

As soon as I can I will shoot some groups and post results.

My first rifle with adjustable stock. I like the way it fits.
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Nicely done!
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Old 11-26-2021, 05:49 PM
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Nicely done!
Thank you. It was a fun project.

Didn't get to shoot today; a little too windy.
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Old 11-27-2021, 10:03 AM
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I bought this rifle from Bud's and with transfer fee totaled $334.

The cheek rest (BTW, I left a review on Amazon on the gray version) was $35.

The scope came from Cabelas and using my points only cost me $11.

Cost of the butt plate (paint, bolts, misc.) ~ $5.

This brings the total cost to $385.

The cost of the Walmart Precision would be about $465 including tax for basically a scopeless rifle, since most people replace the scope first thing.

Arguably the Walmart rifle is more elegant, though.


My next mod will probably be to drill a hole from the tip of the forearm as far back as I can and epoxy in an aluminum rod to stiffen the forearm. I have some epoxy and fillers (silica, wood flour, fiberglass cloth) left over from some boat building.
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Doing something similar myself. Started with an Mkii FV and BSA Sweet 22 4-12x40AO from my LGS at $236 and $67. CVLIFE Bipod $15. A Savage Target Spring from the Gun shack for $6 got my trigger down to just over 1lb (safely). Added some lead and foam to the stock to balance it a little better, $5. Used washers to increase the LOP and that allows me to slip on the larger and non-slip TACPAD butt pad. The cheek rest is some water pipe insulation I had, cut to fit and covered with the upper part of a black sock. $0. So a total of $340 so far.

Forgot a set of scope rings for $10. The BSA comes with Dovetail rings and the rifle has Weaver mounts. $350 total.

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I like what you did, Jay. Very ingenuous.

Did you do anything to stiffen the forearm?

I'm interested in the Savage Target Spring that you mentioned. Do you have a link to it?

If I could find a good price on an FV, that would be my next project.

EDIT: Is this the spring?

https://www.gunshack.com/savage-part...able%20trigger

EDIT2: Just ordered 5 springs. Thanks.
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I only picked it up in mid October and have less than 500rds though it so far.

I've done nothing to stiffen the forestock yet. Doesn't seem that bad to me for flex, torsional rigidity is what I think it may lack. I've got all winter to think on that.

It's too cold and windy here now for the club outdoor range. I belong to an indoor range with a few 50yd lanes that I'll probably hit up a few times to test things out.
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