Originally Posted by KDB
Ok, this may sound like (or actually be) a stupid question, but I want to add some wieght to my HS stock. The rifle is barrel heavy and sicks like a mule and some extra mass would help.
I have noticed that my HS stocks seem to be hollow in the rear which got me thinking about cutting off the butt pad and trying to add some lead to it via a hole that I would drill into the base of the stock.
My question is how would the stock be affected by the molten lead? Would it melt, soften or warp the stock before it cools and solidifies? Any other practical ideas would be appreciated.
It is not a stupid question.
Adding weight to a HS stock can be a lot of trouble if done wrong.
Lead is not the answer because it would take a lot to fill the void and end up weighing to
much and the ballance would be off if you didn't fill it all the way up.
And having to cut the recoil pad off can be problematic so what I have done in the past is
just replace the stock with a laminated one and save the HS for a lighter build.
"OR" drill a 1/4 inch hole through the center of the recoil pad into the void and mix up some
epoxy/devcon (Not the gel type) and pour some in with the fore end faceing down until you
get the desired weight. You may have to fill the entire void but at least you can place some
in and let it cure and if it is not enough then add some more,
It is not easy to poor threw the 1/4 inch hole but it can be done. and when your through you
will only have a small hole in the recoil pad that can be filled with a rubber plug if it bothers
You can use 2 holes and force the devcon through one and vent through the other.
Be sure and tape anything that you don't want the epoxy to get on.
This process adds the right amount of weight and dampens the hollow sound of the HS and
other composites with hollow butt stocks.
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