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Is it poss to swap mx8 wood

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by lovethesport, Apr 25, 2011.

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  1. lovethesport

    lovethesport Member

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    From one mx8 to another mx8 without requiring alterations to the wood--

    Looking to buy a used stock and fore- end and want make sure it will work.

    Any tips on what to look out for are appreciated

    Thanks
     
  2. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    loves. Usually no problem. Just go slow as you tighten the screw and watch the tolerance of the tangs to the wood cutouts. If the metal seats in the top tang or at the bottom trigger frame, then you will need to Dremel out a few thousandths other wise the stock will crack at the bottom and usually chip on the top. I have a pic of my repaired MX3 stock somewhere. I bought my stock years ago and had it in inventory and did not know it was chipped. I repaired it and relieved the tang area and plus I had Doug Braker "accrabed" the bolt tang area around the stock bolt. I'll go find a pic and come back. (I hope)( I can find it)

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    The forend will switch out similarly if the wood was made for a type 4. But not for a type 3 to type 4. It has to have the bolts that go into the end of the iron. Again, I'll look for a pic
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  3. Ed Y

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    Newer stocks will fit on older MX's but the older ome's need a little work with a carving tool or dremel, to make room for the locking block trip cam on the right side.

    Ed Yanchok
     
  4. g7777777

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    Good discussion by MIA

    I think it has more to do with the tolerance of the wood fitting- just be careful but any fitting required will be minor in nature- but that minor could result in a crack(usually right behind the tang) if you arent careful

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  5. gordy h

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    What about a MX3 Spec. Will a stock from any MX fit with miner wood inleting?
    Thanks Butch H
     
  6. Gapper

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    The MX8 type is slighty different from the flat type MX3/MX15 around the lower area near the trigger guard. The wood follows the "sea shell" contour of the receiver. They will fit fine, and most won't notice it unless you look close.
     
  7. lovethesport

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    Thanks guys -- after using a pfs - have found out that I am better of shooting a Monte Carlo__i appreciate the insights very much--
     
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