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Remove Palm Swell - possible ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bluskyshooter, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. bluskyshooter

    bluskyshooter Active Member

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    Here's a question for ya. Say I am looking at a new gun - and I love everything about the gun - except the palm swell. How hard (and expensive) would it be for a stock maker to rework the wood grip to remove the swell ? Is it even possible ? Seems like alot of guns these days have significant palm swells - which dont seem to agree with me.
    thanks for your thoughts
     
  2. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    easy. Sandpaper.

    But first see if the inside of your hand has a natural divot or is flat. A hand with a divot allows for a palmswell. If your hand is flat, you will not be able to deal with the palmswell. Eh?
     
  3. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    Buy a new stock.
     
  4. semperfi909

    semperfi909 Well-Known Member

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    Lotsa stocks around w/ no swell. Make a trade since most folks like 'em
     
  5. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    Any decent stock worker could remove and re-checker it. If buying one you like and saving the original is a reasonably priced option that would be good too.
     
  6. SL900LOADER

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    ! asked a good stock maker/gunsmith i use how much to remove mine, He quoted me $500.00, needless to say...my gun still has a swell.
     
  7. 1oldtimer

    1oldtimer TS Member

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    If you don't need the checkering,you can file it off yourself. $500. means he does't want the job.

    Clyde
     
  8. Sky Buster

    Sky Buster Sky Buster TS Supporters

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    I removed the palmswell on my MX-2000 myself with a wood
    rasp. After I got it where I wanted it, I took it to a local
    gunsmith and had it recheckered. Charge was $125.00 and it
    looked great.
     
  9. Beretta Young Gun

    Beretta Young Gun Active Member

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    Dennis devault can add palm swells to existing stocks. Id say he can remove one too. And his wife does top notch checkering and id wager she can match any pattern. BYG
     
  10. bluskyshooter

    bluskyshooter Active Member

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    Thanks for the tips guys. I was shying away from a certain gun purchase because of the palm swell ...but maybe now I wont let it stand in my way.
     
  11. bigben

    bigben Active Member

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    Blusky, the reason for the palms wells of today is from the large majority of accomplished trap shooters have known that a large amount of recoil is absorbed by the hand, and a palm swell lessens fatigue , another plus is your hand repeats in the same place most every time! Repeatablity and comfort are one of the reasons of today's big scores, incinerate em!
     
  12. Tron

    Tron Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    It's actually pretty easy. Just grind off old swell, sand and rechecker. The $500 price mentioned was nuts.

    Jb
     
  13. UtahYork

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    Remove a palm swell? I can't read any further!!! John
     
  14. mette56

    mette56 Well-Known Member

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    To some shooters, a palm swell is not only a distraction, but not natural. Proves the old adage...to each his own. So if it's not natural for you, take to heart UtahYork's statement above and don't "read any further"...remove it if everything else w/the stock is right.

    IMO, MX2G's opinion is right on...as usual, Eh?.

    milt
     
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