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Cutting a synthetic stock?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Pull-it!, Mar 19, 2012.

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  1. Pull-it!

    Pull-it! Member

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    Have a youth shooter with a Beretta 390 that needs at least 1/2" cut on his stock. I have done wood stocks before but never a synthetic. Any help or ideas with this one?
  2. C Prince

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    Paneling blade in a miter saw. Tape it off, mark it and cut it.

    Chad
  3. PatMiles

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    Before you cut it pull the buttpad off and look at the bosses that are molded in for the buttpad mounting screws. If you whack off 1/2" will there be enough of the bosses left to remount the buttpad? Measure twice... cut once.

    Pat
  4. Auctioneer

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    Buy another stock and cut it. Save the factory stock for the value of the gun. I for one will discount the gun because the stock was cut.
  5. Leo

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    I have never cut a composite Beretta stock, but I have cut a composite stock. I ended up cutting into a hollow void. I was able to carve a piece of wood and epoxy glue the wood in so I could attach butt plate hardware Even though I really cleaned everything, the glued block came loose. Some composites do not accept glues. After cleaning everything again, I used another kind of glue and I added three small screws to each side. Kind of a frankenstine looking deal, but it held up until my boy was big enough to shoot a full sized gun. Good Luck
  6. C Prince

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    Pat,

    Good advice. I have cut things twice and they were still too short. :)

    Chad
  7. RobertT

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    Post a wtb here for a stock that has already been cut, never know what will turn up and may save money when the kid grows out of the short stock.

    Robert
  8. Smithy47

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    I use a bandsaw to cut them off and then sand it smooth. You really need to look at what is inside. If there is a rib inside to screw the recoil pad back onto, you are OK. If not, it gets complicated. Here is a picture of how I had to fit an aluminum piece into a plastic stock so the screw holes for a new recoil pad would fit. Good luck. Bob

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