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Dual Side take-down screws

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Has anyone tried adding side take-down screws through the forearm of the stock into the action take-down block? I am considering this possibility as a means to stabilize the front/ back rock that the single screw has. I would drill and tap a hole perpendicular to, and on the same plane as the V-block screws, as close to the action as possible to create a three point method of securing the action/barrel to stock. I would also use flathead hex screws, just about long enough to reach the V-block screws, countersunk through small brass pillars to minimumize obtrusivness.

I think this would also provide some side to side tunability by tightening/losening apposing screws similar to windage adjusting scope mounts.

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I'm thinking that drilling into that boss might become self defeating, in that if it weakens it at all, you might be inducing flex into that area. While the barrel/receiver atachment design is conveinent, it is also a weak link for stability of the unit, and any modification would tend to weaken an already marginal stable situation.

The idea is interesting, but I wonder if it might end up being a net loss? Not saying it would be, just woundering if it could be?

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