Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Gunsmithing


Reply

New McMillan Stock, Bolt won't open

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-16-2012, 08:00 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 123
New McMillan Stock, Bolt won't open

Hi All,

I finally got my McMillan Game Scout stock in to throw on my Sendero. This is my first McMillan stock, and after torquing the screws to 45inlbs, the bolt will not open (or close depending on whether or not I have the bolt in there when i tighten down the screws).

I have the factory plate on my Sendero. If I lose the screws, the bolt functions. Do I have too much torque on the screws at 45in lbs, and should the front and rear be tightened to the same amount?

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-16-2012, 08:06 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 251
Re: New McMillan Stock, Bolt won't open

I had this problem with a bell and Carlson stock your screws are probably to long I put a small washer being the screws and it works nice and smooth now. My rifle is also a sendero
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-16-2012, 08:15 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 123
Re: New McMillan Stock, Bolt won't open

I am super disappointed with McMillan. For as much as everyone talks them up on this site, the stock has two large chunks taken out of it. Im wondering what they are going to do about it, and if they are going to tell me it will take another 4 months to get in? Sucks waiting that long to have it show up in crappy condition, especially when I was banking on taking this up to AK with me.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-16-2012, 08:22 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 251
Re: New McMillan Stock, Bolt won't open

That sucks that your stock has some chunks taken outa it. I know all about the impatient wait for the stock even got paranoid and started a thread about my long wait. I'm sure they will take care of it. Let me know if that screw length was the problem. I'm interested if since that's what happened to mine
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-16-2012, 08:40 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SOCIALIST CONTROLLED TERRITORY OF NEW YORK
Posts: 4,399
Re: New McMillan Stock, Bolt won't open

Front action screw is to long because you haven't bedded the stock
__________________
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf"
If you want to shoot Bergers start here!
http://www.longrangehunting.com/arti...accuracy-1.php
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-16-2012, 08:44 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 251
Re: New McMillan Stock, Bolt won't open

Quote:
Originally Posted by ICANHITHIMMAN View Post
Front action screw is to long because you haven't bedded the stock
Your right but I put the washer there and can't even see it and the dang thing shoot .5 at 100 didn't want to mess up a good thing
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-17-2012, 01:40 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 123
OK, McMillan is really screwin' the pooch on this one!

So the front action screw I agree would be an easiest enough fix. But I am more than pissed about the chips. The attached close up pic you can see what I am talking about. They aren't huge, but still, if you shell out that kind of money for a McMillan and have to wait 4 months, you expect to get an impeccable product. Not only that, the second swivel for the bipod is off center, which you can definitely notice when you are looking down scope. At least she looks cool.

http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...attach/jpg.gif
Attached Thumbnails - Click to View Larger
New McMillan Stock, Bolt won't open-chip.jpg   New McMillan Stock, Bolt won't open-gun.jpg  

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: New McMillan Stock, Bolt won't open
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
browning mk II bolt stuck open derrickrussell89 Gunsmithing 9 04-12-2012 10:19 AM
Mcmillan browning a-bolt hunter lh sa stock dilley Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. 0 06-30-2011 06:56 AM
WTB 50bmg bolt action - AR50, McMillan, etc... slm9s Guns For Sale 2 05-19-2011 04:58 PM
Bolt face open up Good Gunsmithing 19 09-29-2010 08:42 AM
FS FN Patrol Bolt Rifle XP 308 24" McMIllan (IN) safarihunter Guns For Sale 6 01-02-2009 09:23 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC