Re: help me build my carry gun & can i get my barrel contoured?
Cut my teeth on fox, coon, rabbits, pheasants, grouse, chucks, deer up in Eau Claire in Butler County. My brother is Chips Kennels and runs super hooty high priced setters all over the place.
That poor stock went through several different phases and I. I used Bondo on the entire stock to get rid of the wood grain and checkering. BTW it was a BDL stock. I also used Bondo to fill the mag well and bottom metal area. The Bondo cracked and shrunk in the mag well and fell out. I JB Welded it back in.
Bondo is ok if not applied too thick. Way too thick and it cracks.
I used resin and fiber glass cloth for the palm swell then covered it with Bondo then covered that with the stuff that comes in a clear plastic tube, black in the center and grey on the out side. You squeeze it around until it mixed to a grey color and gets hot. If you wet you fingers it can be smoothed well. It works well with a file/rasp and sandpaper after it hardens.
The resin and cloth is not on the list of things to use any more. The edges of the cloth show through too easily.
Palm swells are great with that squeeze it up stuff. Just glob a bunch on there, but not too much [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] cover with a piece of plastic wrap and shoulder the stock and squeeze with you hand and whaa la you have a palm swell that fits with only a little additional finish work.
For the rough black color of the stock I used pick up bed liner. All the p/u guys use black so that is all that's available in the local stores. So that'w what I used. Its finishes as hard as Hades and gives a very good grip with out having to resort to non skid or that garsh awful stuff McMillan does to those A5s around the grip and fore arm. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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