Originally Posted by Caleb
Thanks for the tip. I've actually thought about making similar enhancements and just keeping the stock. Nice paint job. I'm on a stock painting kick right now.
One thing I left out is also cut the groove between the lug and mag well and insert another piece there the same way and another crossing it like a T up against the mag well.
It won't make it into an H-S, Mc, or Manners but it will really solidify what you have and make it very workable.
You can do all of the hollowing out with a simple router if you know anyone with wood working tools or possibly get someone with a cabinet shop in your area to do it. It literally only takes a bout 1 minute to do all of the channeling with a 1/2" router tipping bit like this one
; or 1/2" dovetail bit like this one
Here's my latest makeover. When you get your's done resurrect my "Summer Makeover Time "
thread and put it in there. We all need some good "gun porn" in the off season.
One thing I have learned is always use your lightest color for the base coat and layer the darker colors on it if you want the most effective Camo. This is what I mean by "effective camo" I'm standing about 10 yards from the rifle and it's somewhere between me and the truck.