This is my buddy's 725, cracked through the grip last month. Browning told him to send it in, who knows WHAT they will do, and HOW LONG it will take them to do it.
I sent these pics to a guy who has done some stock work for me, and he said that even if it could be repaired, it wouldn't be cost effective on a this gun.....to go ahead and look for a new stock.There are a few shops around that could repair instead of dealing with the 1/2 year wait time for Browning.
I just put an order in on a 725 combo. Ill have my stock fitter check that out before I go out to pattern. Thanks for the heads up .I have heard about a rash of 725 cracking in/around grip due to loose bolt that holds the stock to the receiver. My brother in law had one that he had 2 boxes though and he noticed the crack.
No, not even. It happened during a registered skeet tournament, and when it happened, he finished the event with another guy on the squads gun. Then he borrowed a K-80 for the remainder of the tournament.JohnHenry, how long had your buddy been shooting that before he finally decided to stop? The reason I ask that is, the crack on the right side looks like it has been Hammered from recoil more than just one time?
Yes, Browning has the gun, and it is expected to be back mid September....so maybe by Christmas!John, advise your friend to get his back up gun ready and send the stock back to Browning. That stock is beyond repair and is still being manufactured. The idea of doing anything other than to replace it with new is ridiculous, and unacceptable. Joe