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Unread 12-27-2005, 05:18 PM
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Stiffening forend????

I have a winchester 70 in stainless synthetic. I am planning to bed the action shortly. I would like to stiffen the forend at the same time. I would appreciate some recomendations on how to do this.

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    Re: Stiffening forend????

    There was a column in one of the shooting mags,but I forget which one.The fore arm was gouged out and lengths of fiberglass fishing rod butts were epoxyed in place.Stffening without adding a lot of weight was accomplished.!!!
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    Re: Stiffening forend????

    Hadn't thought of that. Not bad. I'd like to read the article. I'll do a search.
    Thanks

    Anybody else?
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    Unread 12-28-2005, 08:58 AM
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    Re: Stiffening forend????

    epoxy bed carbon arrow shafts in forend.

    BH
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    Re: Stiffening forend????

    I've used a couple of different methods that work well. Solid 3/8" aluminum rod bedded or the best I've found, aluminum tubing which you put two lengths side by side and bed. very light and strong. (I have been useing an old tentpole)
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    Re: Stiffening forend????

    I have been think about doing the same thing. But I have been told by many that I wont be able to get the bedding epoxy to stay because of the release agent they use in the injected molded stocks. Anyone know if there is any truth to this?
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    Re: Stiffening forend????

    it has to be roughed up good and I have seen guys put small pins across the stock to give something additional for bedding to grab on to.

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