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stock bending

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by torqueman, Jul 16, 2011.

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  1. torqueman

    torqueman Member

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    Enenybody try to bend there own stock thinking of giving it a try? THANKS JOE
     
  2. skeeljc

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    It takes a substantial piece of equipment - a sturdy bench, a means of clamping the receiver and barrel without damaging them and a frame to pull/push against.

    It requires a substantial amount of knowledge - how hot to heat the wrist, what oil to use, how far to over bend it to allow for the spring back, and when to quit before the stock breaks.

    I can recommend Jim Greenwood of Augusta Kansas. He does a good job and is reasonable - $150 for first bend and $100 for second I believe (drop and cast are two bends). Jim has some good photos of his setup on his website.



    <a href="http://www.greenwoodcustomstocks.com/" target="_blank">Jim Greenwood Custom Stocks</a>



    Jim Skeel
     
  3. birdogs

    birdogs TS Member

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    I have bent several stocks using a heat lamp, a rag soaked with motor oil wrapped around the wrist, a couple of clamps and a weight. It has worked on a couple of stocks without damaging the stock or the finish.
     
  4. Hill topper

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    My experence was that the stock eventually returned to its orginal shape.

    ed
     
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