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Opening a BDL barrel

 
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:05 PM
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Opening a BDL barrel

Can a sporter weight BDL stock be opened enough to accommodate a varmint weight barrel?

My concern would be that opening the stock to the varmint contour would make it too thin and weak.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:42 PM
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Re: Opening a BDL barrel

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Originally Posted by Krumfola View Post
Can a sporter weight BDL stock be opened enough to accommodate a varmint weight barrel?

My concern would be that opening the stock to the varmint contour would make it too thin and weak.

With the sporter stocks 1 or 2 sizes larger are about all they can accommodate . Sporter rifles in standard calibers will normally have #3 contours and the magnums have #4s If it is a magnum
a #6 would be about the largest you could go A #5 would add barrel weight and still fit without
to much stock removal.

The standard barreled rifles can normally support a #5 contour.

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