Bi-Pods & Stock Damage
I've seen several friends rifles lately that have had stocks ruined, presumably, by having a bi-pod attached. One is a Styer model S with a factory wood stock, chambered in 7MM Rem. Mag. The bi-pod wasn't on the rifle when the mishap occured but the results point back to the bi-pod. He had shot the rifle alot from the bench using the bi-pod. It appears that use (of the bi-pod) wallowed out the wood and when he attached a sling and put it over his shoulder, the stud enentually pulled out and the rifle hit the ground breaking the stock at the wrist. Same senario with another rifle. Didn't manage to drop that rifle but the front sling swivel sure moved around alot. Tried to repair it by useing epoxy (MarineTex) to to glue in a stud with wood screw threads (for better adhesion) from the barrel channel side, but the attempt failed. This second rifle ( Rem. 700) was in a Hi-Tech Specialties Synthetic and chambered in .243 Win. Anyone else having problems? Suggestions, comments please.
Last edited by shortgrass; 04-05-2010 at 10:04 AM.