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My 686 Beretta stock has factory cast off. How much could a thru bolt stock be bent to get some cast on?
Do-able or buy a left hand stock? Bending is a lot cheaper. I'm not a rich guy. Have been looking for used left hand stock set at the usual places, haven't found any.
 

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Coles usually carries left hand stocks for 680 series guns. I bought one 2 years ago for my SP1.
 

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When I had my TM1 fit to me 25 years ago, They bent the stock with hot oil and a hydraulic press. Seems to have stayed put. Not sure a stock will bend all the way from right hand cast to left hand though.
 

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Rule of thumb is, bend it twice as much as you want, it SHOULD spring back 1/2 as much. Not very scientific, but often works. If stock breaks, or does not take, no guarantees.

If you have 3/8 cast off and want 3/8 cast on, that won't work. Stock won't bend 1 1/2". If you bend it 3/8, then the stock is neutral and won't fit anybody. There is considerable risk bending it 3/4", hoping it will spring back to 3/8 without breaking.

The best bet is, indeed, a new stock. Sell yours here, will partially cover the expense. Your gun is not worth much to you if it does not fit.
 

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If you have a stock with a through bolt you can only bend behind the bolt or you will have problems. Toe out is easy but cast is another story. Fighting against a bolt that wants to pull in a straight line is a loosing battle for a piece of wood.
 

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JJ Perodeau in Oklahoma is the master of stock bending. I believe it’s around $500 to get it done. He can probably tell you how much you can expect it to bend.
 

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I had a k80 stock i put on my k32 and it had a slight left cast i had it bent slight right cast works great so far. Good luck Zack H
 
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