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Re: Fitting a new stock

Post by JEBar » Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:03 pm

clovishound wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:00 pm
I did some thinking about the magazine follower hanging up, and decided that the mag well wasn't fully inserted when mounting the action to the stock and the edge of the follower was trapped between the action and the mag well. I think being careful about this when assembling will keep it from happening again.
looking forward to hearing your assessment as to how well it works
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Re: Fitting a new stock

Post by clovishound » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:49 am

Well, managed to get back to the range yesterday. After this last adjustment to the stock, I had to rezero the scope. Groups were still shots touching each other at 25 yds. FWIW, the bench I have to work with at the indoor range isn't terribly steady, so it's hard to get really tight groups there even with good technique. Probably won't make it out to the 100 yd range for a couple weeks or more.
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Re: Fitting a new stock

Post by Ojaileveraction » Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:28 am

I've replased three rifle stocks with Boydes.
Two Prairie Hunters and a Light Weight Thumb Hole.
Only had to do a little sanding on The Thump Hole to even up a spot.
They IMPROVED the two rifles that came with very cheap plastic stocks.
The third was for my Daughter in laws Grandfather's Coast to Coast Mod 340 30-30.
That slipped right in no issues.
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Re: Fitting a new stock

Post by clovishound » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:48 pm

Got back to the range today. Tried some of the 180 grain, as well as the 165 grain boat tailed. The 180s did not perform as well as the 165. The stock may have made a small difference, but I would have to say that ammo made a big difference. Didn't feel like shooting more than about 10 each, so not a terribly definitive test, but good enough to make me buy the 165s. Now I need to see if it is the weight, or the boat tail that makes the difference. I'm interested in trying it at the 100 yd range, where I have a nice stable platform to park my bench rest on. The bench at the indoor range is rather wobbly. I also need to pick up some 165 boat tail bullets and a suitable powder and try developing a reload for it.
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