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Best Way to Add Weight to KS5 Stock ???

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by AveragEd, Apr 26, 2007.

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  1. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    That's tougher to do than most who never owned a KS/KX-5 will understand. They have a long tang that positions the stock bolt a lot closer to the butt of the stock than many other guns, so things like mercury reducers that are heavy (read: long) enough to do any good won't fit. And if the stock's been shortened or fitted with a Gracoil or similar recoil reduction device, there might only be a inch or two of space available. That was the bind I was in with my KX-5's factory stock, as I had a Gracoil LOP unit on it. They extend up into the stock as well as out of it ands stocks are usually shortened when a Gracoil was installed.

    I used a material called Mallory Metal. The stuff is extremely dense - even more so than lead - but unlike lead, it is very hard and a round piece of it the diameter of a quarter and only an inch long weighs eight ounces. It is sort of expensive but I'll bet that if you ask around some machine shops that balance crankshafts or do heavy diesel engine work, you'll find one with a scrap piece they would sell for very little or maybe even give you. The piece I have was a gift from a friend who works at just such a place.

    I placed my piece of Mallory Metal against the stock bolt and held it in place with a piece of hardwood dowel cut flush with the butt end of the stock.

    Ed
     
  2. Longhorn

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    This probably is a good way to add weight to the gun....but why do you want to. The KS and KX are about as well balanced as any gun you will shoot.
     
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