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Unread 02-28-2010, 08:45 AM
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XP bolt handle

I was getting all of my stuff ready to go to the range to test some new loads and decided I needed to take off the sling studs from the stock. While removing the studs, I noticed that there were marks in the stock where the bolt handle was striking the stock.

So I got to checking and the bolt handle was hitting the stock enough that it was not fully closing. I took an Exacto knife and went to work on it to relieve the factory fiberglass stock until I had a thin piece of paper clearance on the bolt handle and stock. Now I get the correct sound of metal contacting metal when I close the bolt.

It was just an interesting experience that I thought I would share. Here are a couple of pictures showing the amount I carved off the stock.

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Unread 02-28-2010, 08:57 AM
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Re: XP bolt handle

Thanks for sharing.
I have had to do the same thing myself in the past.
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Unread 02-28-2010, 09:49 AM
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Re: XP bolt handle

Good you spotted it. I have used a dremill with a small sanding drum, it worked well.

Last edited by Chas1; 02-28-2010 at 03:44 PM.
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Unread 02-28-2010, 03:35 PM
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Re: XP bolt handle

Not an uncommon problem in XP stocks.
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