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Old 08-03-2010, 04:16 PM
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Correcting a poorly inletted stock

Need some advice before I try my hand at pillar and glass bedding.The first rifle I am going to attempt is my Remington 700 LSS (stainless with laminate stock....full size, not "mountain" rifle). The stock is very poorly inletted as the barrel does not run true in the barrel channel when the action screws are tightened. I can set the rifle into the stock and everything appears okay until you tighten the rear screw and it cocks sideways from what looks like excess material under the tang. Can you recommend a method for determining the high spots when the inlet is not 100 correct? Is there something I can put on the action (some sort of marker or paint) that will mark the stock so I know where to sand?
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:19 PM
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Re: Correcting a poorly inletted stock

Try using a candle to put soot on the action, then very carefully place the action in the stock and tighten up the screws.

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Re: Correcting a poorly inletted stock

Brownells sells inletting black and gold

INLETTING BLACK & GOLD - World's Largest Supplier of Firearm Accessories, Gun Parts and Gunsmithing Tools

You can see where your high spots are wherever the mark transfers.
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Re: Correcting a poorly inletted stock

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Brownells sells inletting black and gold

INLETTING BLACK & GOLD - World's Largest Supplier of Firearm Accessories, Gun Parts and Gunsmithing Tools

You can see where your high spots are wherever the mark transfers.
Have you used this product before? It sounds like it may be the ticket, assuming my idea is the proper way to go about fixing the problem (I can restore furniture, but stocks are new to me).
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Re: Correcting a poorly inletted stock

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Brownells sells inletting black and gold

INLETTING BLACK & GOLD - World's Largest Supplier of Firearm Accessories, Gun Parts and Gunsmithing Tools

You can see where your high spots are wherever the mark transfers.
Thats the stuff. Get yourself a couple of 'flux' brushes to apply it with.
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Re: Correcting a poorly inletted stock

I use it all the time when inletting. I apply it onto the metal with either an acid brush or q-tips. Carefully lower it into the stock, and anywhere that makes contact the inletting cream will transfer onto the stock.
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:31 PM
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Re: Correcting a poorly inletted stock

Thanks! I also got the recommendation that I should be carving out the excess wood instead of sanding it. Brownells sells some wood carving tools, but they either have no reviews or pretty poor reviews. Any recommendation on a decent wood carving chisel set?
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