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Old 11-30-2003, 06:18 PM
 
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How do I go about strengthening the forend of my synthetic stock. It is a factory Tikka and if a put some pressure on the forend it will touch the barrel. Doesn't happen on the bench but in a hunting shot it might. The forend has an x pattern in it so I was wondering if I could fill it with epoxy or something. I don't mind if it adds a little weight to it.
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Old 11-30-2003, 07:04 PM
 
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[ 11-30-2003: Message edited by: Wayne McD ]
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Old 11-30-2003, 07:05 PM
 
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Re: synthetic stock stiffening

Harv,
I've heard of people taking carbon arrows and cutting them to fit and using epoxy to glue them in the fore end. I think that would stiffen it up quite a bit.
Wayne
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Old 12-01-2003, 08:23 AM
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Re: synthetic stock stiffening

Harv,

The carbon arrow trick works pretty good. When weight is not a consern, I fit a 3/8" steel rod in the forearm and bed it in from the recoil lug to about 2" from the forarm tip. Cover it with Accraglass Gel, Marine Tex, or Devcon (F2) liquid aluminum. It will make it stiffer than a gear shifter.

Headhunter.
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Old 12-01-2003, 11:22 PM
 
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If I add to much weight to the forend I should probably add some to the butt. How should a gun balance? This gun is light so wouldn't mind adding some weight.
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Old 12-02-2003, 11:52 AM
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Re: synthetic stock stiffening

I wouldn't add weight to the Butt unless it was Grossly barrel heavy. If you have to, you can take off the recoil pad, drill a hole in the stock and put some lead in there until it suits you.

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