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Fitting a Stock To Receiver -- Ugh!

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by GW22, Aug 19, 2012.

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  1. GW22

    GW22 Active Member

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    Jeez, it's been 10-12 years since I last fitted a stock to a receiver and I guess I forgot what a pain in the butt it can be when the inletting is rough. This was a new Browning factory stock for a BT-100 so I figured it would be a 30-60 minute job. It ended up taking me 3 hours. LOTS of material removal required and it was very tedious getting it right.

    Aren't Browning factory stocks usually inletted a little closer to net shape?

    -Gary
     
  2. crusha

    crusha TS Member

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    In my experience, no. Personally, I've never got one done in less than a day or two, working on and off. I've seen some machine inletted ones that are close to net, but the numerous Browning design changes over the years have resulted in the customer getting a lot of huffing and puffing.
     
  3. GW22

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    Holy-Moly - a day or two? Maybe I got off easy, LOL.

    -Gary
     
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    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Also changes in humidity b/w when the stock was originally fit and now will play a lot into it.
     
  5. GW22

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    Yeah, I chiseled off about 3/32" worth of humidity. LOL.

    -Gary
     
  6. johnboy

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    Sometimes slow is fast.
     
  7. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    Fitting a buttstock to most O/U's is not for the faint of heart. Many surfaces to pay attention to. I always use "Prussian Blue" as my go/no go media.
     
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