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Unread 03-24-2010, 09:08 PM
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Re: Bad bedding porn

Wally,

Good one.

Unfortunately, the guy who did the Bad Bedding job runs a gun repair store. Yes, he "is" a gunsmith - and that's the scary part. He also took a Dremel to the stock and got a bit more aggressive than I wish he had...

You're right - without the input of those who have "been there and done that" I wouldn't have a clue either.

Right now trying to figure out whether it's worth my time to attempt to repair the stock or if I should buy a new one.
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    Unread 03-24-2010, 10:12 PM
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    Re: Bad bedding porn

    I have found those stocks rather lacking in rigidity. I would simply scrap it and upgrade.

    Good luck.
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    Unread 03-24-2010, 10:41 PM
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    Re: Bad bedding porn

    that first stuff almost looks like hotmelt glue. the light grey one looks like it could be JB weld.
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    Unread 03-24-2010, 11:33 PM
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    Well his shingle may say "Gunsmith" but with work like that he's no Gunsmith.
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    Unread 03-25-2010, 09:45 AM
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    I have found those stocks rather lacking in rigidity. I would simply scrap it and upgrade.

    Good luck.
    I "think" that the stocks used for these only have the aluminum pillar bedding, not the full length aluminum block. When I have a chance I'm going to bring it to work and x-ray it to check. If it's just the blocks then I will likely upgrade to the full length block of the Medalist Sporter. I would assume (?) that the full length block in that would be sturdier than just having pillars.

    Unfortunately H-S does not make a stock for the Vanguard.
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    Unread 03-25-2010, 09:01 PM
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    Originally Posted by Dr. Vette View Post
    Right now trying to figure out whether it's worth my time to attempt to repair the stock or if I should buy a new one.
    OK, this is an easy one for me...not you. I am not that close to this rifle.

    This is not an Oprah rerun in which it is constantly repeated, "I know how you feel..."

    Your present stock?

    It is most likely a turd in a punchbowl...

    If you spend gobs of money and more of your time to ressuect this complete shooting system to your specific enjoyment and satisfaction, would you be satisfied you diagnosed and rectified the "obvious" error and now this rifle shoots better than ever?

    If so, go for it! Work on buffing this turd and see if you get it to shine.

    If it does, you have learned exponentially...

    If it does not, you have done what? Wasted time and money and your stock/rifle will waft the smell of doodie and you will end up scraping it or relegating it to the back of your garage or gun safe.

    In the event you have no real emotional attachment to this specific setup, icksnay it and purchase a stock you are in love with and go from there.

    Better yet, take this stock and squeeze it in your mill vise and practice removing selected sections of dried globules out. Go deep and practice. See what it takes to ruin this "ruined" stock.

    The weather too doodie for shooting?

    Practice on your ruined stock and do a bedding job with it.

    You ruin it again?

    Who cares?

    If you keep trying to hug this particular bunny, who you not suspect or anticipate whenever this rifle shoots astray, you WILL blame the stock.

    Firewood!

    But practice bedding fodder first!!!!
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    Blackbrush,

    LOL! Good one!

    Yes, I've thought of using it ONLY as a platform to learn more about bedding. Since all of the original "skin" or layer inside the stock is gone virtually every part of the inside of the stock needs attention. The odds of it coming out looking good? Quite small, and I know that.

    I really like the olive green with black web color that B&C makes, and I suspect that I'll end up with that for a new stock.

    Maybe I'll ship this POS stock back to the guy who sold me the rifle.



    FYI, I did get a partial refund from the seller to make up for it. Won't buy me a new stock but it gets me on the way. That plus the initial low price and I'll do OK with this one.
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