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Lead shot in Perazzi stock

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  1. houbyhunter

    houbyhunter TS Member

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    The perazzi stock receiver bolt access hole has the comb metal post(s) in line with the access hole so a weight cannot be inserted into the hole. If it is inserted, it would potentially bang into a comb post upon recoil. Can anyone see a problem filling the stock access hole with lead shot?
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    Houbyhunter
     
  2. houbyhunter

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  3. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Shootscrooked has is right. Drill a hole in the upper portion of the stock to accept a 13/16ths lead filled copper tube. (Dead weight works quicker than liquid or spring actuated apparatuses and is MUCH cheaper too) Drilling the hole in line with the bore works great. Hap
     
  4. bobdog

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    I did this on an MX-2000 to see if adding weight to the stock would improve the handling of the gun. It was kind of an experiment; I figured if it worked, then I might spend the money for a storebought mercury weight. I specifically wanted to avoid cutting the stock. It worked well enough that I never changed it.

    I was at a shoot, so I had Lawrence Pylinski do it for me, but there's no reason you can't do it at home. As I recall, he was done in about 15 minutes. He pushed a wad of paper towel into the bottom of the hole to keep shot out of the stock bolt head. Then he made a wooden plug (1/2 inch of broomstick, as I recall), put a little taper on it for a friction fit. I think i put about 12 Oz. of shot in. Put in just enough shot to completely fill up the hole so it doesn't rattle. He partially threaded a screw into the plug to use as a handle to remove the plug later.

    It was all pretty slick, and I liked it. It works, but it makes comb changes difficult, because you have to dump out the shot if you want to pull out your comb. This would be a problem if you like to add a washer for handicap. Other than that, it worked great. I haven't bothered to do this to my MX-2005, because it's a pretty soft shooter already.
     
  5. ramorton

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    Pull your comb off. Slide a reducer in the stock bolt hole where you want it. Mark with a scribe the top of the reducer thru both stock holes where the comb goes down thru the stock. Pull the reducer out and drill two holes in the reducer where the comb pins go thru. Stabilize in the back and in the front to your liking. Brass will work or just a piece of lead etc. No mercury style reducer. I had Matt Woodson make me a reducer. He does excellent work. Matt's # 270-804-5454. Hope this helps, Roy
     
  6. houbyhunter

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    Thank you very much gentlemen!
     
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