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Who can change Browning Comb to Trad'l Comb?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by starshot2b, Oct 23, 2007.

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  1. starshot2b

    starshot2b TS Member

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    Here's the thing, love my XT, absolutely hate the factory Browning comb hardware/ setup. I hate having to go thru the butt-end of my stock to make adjustments, hate the multi-washers that I have stacked to keep the comb from falling, hate hearing the comb creak every time I mount the gun to shoot, and I hate the fact that I have to practically use a vise to keep everything in place while trying to make adjustments. I would like to just put the little allen wrench in the 2 screw holes at the top of the comb, pull it off, use the same wrench to adjust the posts up/down or sideways, put the comb back on, tighten it up and shoot.

    So, does anyone do the switch, knows that it works and works correctly and it doesn't cost 2 arms and half a leg? I realize it's a pain in the back end to change the hardware, but I've had it with this system (can you tell).

    Your help is appreciated - my email is above.
     
  2. Ruck

    Ruck Well-Known Member

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    I do them on a regular basis, Sherree....I fill the pockets where the factory junk is with walnut, sand and finish the surfaces and install my hardware.

    Ken Rucker....Speedbump Stockworks
     
  3. srvfan

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    Rods custom stocks also has a conversion kit for the new Browning adj stock.
     
  4. starshot2b

    starshot2b TS Member

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    Ken, you have mail. Thanks!
     
  5. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    Actually, the washers are a much more repeatable way to set your comb if you change it occasionally - for instance, raise it for handicap. Counting turns of a screw is not very exacting and washers allow you to tell at a glance which position the comb is in. Krieghoffs come with the screw system but I've always left them all the way in and used washers.

    I have heard numerous horror stories about Browning's adjustment hardware, though, and think that I'd prefer to buy a standard Monte Carlo stock and have it cut locally.

    Ed
     
  6. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    PSSSSSTTT...just a hint,...don't complain about the hardware....I was yelled at that it was the greatest hardware in the world...What Ed sed!!
     
  7. starshot2b

    starshot2b TS Member

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    Ed, the washers are in place only to keep the comb from collapsing. I had an unfortunate incident happen when I first got the gun while at a shoot - the comb kept collapsing and I was losing my POI. I typically don't use washers when adjusting my comb, but you do have a good point for those that do.
     
  8. merlynstrapguns

    merlynstrapguns Well-Known Member

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    Starshot; Have Ken do his VERY professional job on your gun. Ken has done work for me and I have never been dissapointed or overcharged...merlyn..
     
  9. starshot2b

    starshot2b TS Member

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    Merlyn, I am!
     
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