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Unread 05-08-2008, 06:55 PM
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bedding and stiffening flimsy factory plastic stocks

I am planning to free float, and bed a remington model 7 with a factory stock. Would I be best to install pillars? is there an advantage to be gained versus not pillar bedding in a synthetic stock?

Also the model 7 stock is pretty bendy in the foreend (not as bad as a factory savage) but not great either. I am concerned that this is not ideal for shooting off a bipod. I had a look at the stock and I was considering epoxying in a single carbon fibre arrow shaft as a way of gaining some stiffness without increasing weight too much. Would this be a viable option?

Or would i be far better to save my schekels and buy a cheapish (working to a tight budget) but hopefully better Bell and Carlson carbelite classic

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Unread 05-08-2008, 08:26 PM
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I am going to watch this close since I am trying to build up my daughters
Model 7 in 7MM-08. It shot pretty good with the factory stock (wood)
but wanted to lighten it up and Got a deal on a Ram-line synthetic off
Turns out it is pretty much Junk, IMO
The problem that I have learned is the M-7 needs a barrel support (?)
at the forend for the limp-D barrel.
Hope this thread comes around and spreads some lite on the M-7.
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Unread 05-08-2008, 10:33 PM
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I hate to tell you guys but if your looking to do any serious accuracy work, throw away the tupperware stocks. Don't waste your time trying to make them stiffer or pillar bed them. It's a pain just to get the bedding to stick (too much oil in the plastic). At the least go with the Bell and Carlson stock it's deffinately a step in the right direction. Get the best stock you can afford and you'll never be sorry.

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Unread 05-08-2008, 10:40 PM
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two words, Joel Russo
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Unread 05-08-2008, 11:51 PM
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Montour Is dead on when he said dont waste your time on the tupperware
stock they are just a handle.

If you intend to use a bypod then look for a laminated stock.

There are some stock makers that will make you one for around
$100.00 unfinshed.

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Unread 05-09-2008, 07:40 AM
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Tupperware Sale
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Unread 05-09-2008, 04:33 PM
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As usual it looks as if I'm gonna learn the hard way.

I switched from a heavily modified REM ADL stock that was designed as a compromise between a long range rig and a carry gun. It's a 338 RUM shooting 300 SMKs. However, it favored LRH a bit more than walk & stalk.

The tupperware stock is an REM Magnum that is hollow in the but. Thus when you hit the gong you get a Doink------Dong. Unsettling.

I can confirm that its tough to get things to stick to the thing. Only took two days to overcome that one.

Secondly the fore arm is far from stiff. However its about like the B&C classic that I ordered for my 270 AM. It was not stiff enough to my liking so I heavily modified it and she's plenty solid. It was pretty much like building a house around a trailer house. But she works fine.

With the Rum and the Rem plastic stock, after all of the work of reshaping, converting from right hand to lefty, the darn thing only gained me 0.8 LBS over the heavily JB'd, devcon'd ADL.and the ADL was much stiffer.

I fired a shot to see what it was going to be like. Big roar, as usual, not much of a kick (Holland QD brake) but she reared like a horse.

The angle of the comb was a bit the wrong way and the newly sanded primer'd come seemed to grip the ol' cheek a bit. I've since remedied that condition.

Before I break out the airbrush and stencils I'll shoot a group or to validate the accuracy of the previous stock has been maintained.
I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!
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