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Shorter Posts for Adjustable Comb

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jhoward, Oct 22, 2009.

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  1. jhoward

    jhoward Member

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    I recently purchased a used Browning XT for my to shoot. The stock was already cut for reduced length and the factory Browning comb hardware had been replaced. I have not checked to see who made the comb hardware, I keep forgetting to. But the posts are slightly too tall. The comb is bottoming out on the posts with about 1/4" of gap still between the wood. The gun is shooting a little high for her and I need to lower the comb a little to fix it. Who/where carries posts of different heights? I know I've seen similar threads on here before, but my seachfu had failed me today.
     
  2. ljuticsscentennialpro

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    Graco-Corp has posts of different heights for their own hardware. You will need to check your current hardware to see if Graco's posts will work. Bob
     
  3. Tron

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    Why not just grind the posts down?
     
  4. hmb

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    Find a friend with a lathe and have him take a 1/4 inch off. HMB
     
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    assuming you want to save those posts for later use you can take them to the hardware store and match the threads, but a pair of bolts in that size and then cut them to the length you want . Mine were a 5/16 thread fine thread and that is all I did .. works great.
    Tom
     
  6. phirel

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    Grinding a 1/4 inch off takes time and the posts will get really hot. A lathe is very good if the posts will come out of the wood. A hack saw works fast and can do a neat job. Or, depending on what type of hardware is on the stock, it might be possible to drill the hole in the wood deeper.

    Pat Ireland
     
  7. Ruck

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    Post a picture on here with the comb removed and I'm sure one of us can identify it for you.

    Ken Rucker...Speedbump Stockworks
     
  8. jhoward

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    Thanks for suggesting cutting them off. I don't know why I didn't think of that. 5 minutes with a Dremel and file and we're in good shape.

    Joe
     
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