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Unread 04-19-2013, 09:52 PM
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Stock lengthening

I recently purchased a Bell and Carlson stock from someone and when I received it, it appears to have been cut down a little bit. Since this has happened, is there a way that I can add or mold on something to lengthen out the but of the stock for a better feel when sitting behind it?

All recommendations are greatly appreciated.

Don
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    Unread 04-19-2013, 10:07 PM
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    Re: Stock lengthening

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    I recently purchased a Bell and Carlson stock from someone and when I received it, it appears to have been cut down a little bit. Since this has happened, is there a way that I can add or mold on something to lengthen out the but of the stock for a better feel when sitting behind it?

    All recommendations are greatly appreciated.

    Don

    Normal length of pull is between 13.5 and 14 inches.

    If it has a thin (1/2'' or less) you can change to a 1'' and gain some.

    The next thing I would recommend would be an adjustable but plate. These are normally used
    when shooting different position matches (Standing, sitting and prone where the length of pull
    changes as much as 2.5 ".

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    Unread 04-19-2013, 10:20 PM
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    Re: Stock lengthening

    J E Custom, thank you very much for the valued information. That was a thought that I had, but wasn't sure if it is a recommended way to go for a hunting rifle. I will definitely look into this style.

    Don
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    Unread 04-19-2013, 10:29 PM
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    Re: Stock lengthening

    Get your money back if you can. If the stock had been modified you should have been made aware of it before purchase. If you looked at it and did not notice you own it. A stock that is screwed up and does not fit is junk so you really can't hurt it by adding something to get the proper length.

    When I used to backpack hunt I used a pull of 13 inches as I shot with the pack on with the rifle against the shoulder pad. Maybe that is why its a little short??
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    Unread 04-19-2013, 10:41 PM
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    Re: Stock lengthening

    Thank you Jim...I wasn't made aware of it and am pretty sure that there will be no refund...I think I will take it over to my gun smith and discuss with him my options.
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