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Stock shaping tips/suggestions?

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Unread 03-03-2010, 05:38 PM
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Re: Stock shaping tips/suggestions?

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Thanks for the tips Mr. Russo. I don't think we would be taking a whole lot of material off. My brother in law has been working on his (he wanted to do everything himself) and he didn't take much off at all and it seems fine (comfortable) to me. I would have just done that too but this gunsmith aquintance of mine seemed to have a very particular idea about how my hand should rest on the grip. I figured there may be some accepted guidlines along the same lines as the methods for determining your "proper" length of pull. I can tell you that the amount of material removed would be ALOT less than some of the pictures I've seen online, like the one below. For the tang area I think I didn't explain too well what he had in mind. He is more or less talking about slightly concaving the left side edge, where the 'saddle' or dipped part of the grip levels off with the tang. Anyway this is all a great learning experience for me and I'm quite enjoying the process despite my extreme impatience to get the damn thing finished and out shooting!!
Thanks again!

(below is a stock I saw on the internet with alot of material removed - mine won't be that thin at the grip)

wow that is thin.... wonder if it has been reinforced somehow
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Re: Stock shaping tips/suggestions?

Wow, that is alot of material removed. Wonder why.
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Re: Stock shaping tips/suggestions?

Thanks for the input everyone, I think Buffalo Bob's method of basing everything on the trigger sounds like what my freind is going for. I'm hoping we'll finish up today or tomorrow so I can bring it home with me on Friday. Last time I was at the shop I okayed some other modification ideas he had like 'ramping' the loading port cut-out so I'm eager to see how things have turned out. I'll try to get some pictures.
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Re: Stock shaping tips/suggestions?

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You should be fine John.
I need to send you the instructions on the recoil system. Somehow they never made it into the box with the stocks.
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