Inletting Sporter Stock for Heavier barrel

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by tunacan, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. tunacan

    tunacan Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone here ever inletted a sporter stock to fit a Remington Sendero contour?

    I have a Bell & Carlson Alaskan II Medalist. I like the feel on the sporter stock vs the varmint stock. This stock has the aluminum bedding block as well.

    I have a barrel on order in the Rem Sendero contour and I want to use this stock.

    There is enought stock to inlet, but there wont be a ton meat left.

    Left me know what you think.
     
  2. Forester

    Forester Well-Known Member

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    I did this with a Boyd's laminate sporter stock. My advice is don't waste your time. There was "enough" left but to really float the barrel it meant taking a ton out, more than it looks like before you start. It worked but I never liked the finished product.

    Skip forward 18 months and I'm waiting for the Manners stock I should have bought in the first place to arrive.
     

  3. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    They look 'funky' , and not in a good way, when you're done.
     
  4. Brute

    Brute Well-Known Member

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    I've got a LA Rem Classic opened to a sendero contour and it doesn't look too bad and really handles nicer than a varmint stock in my opinion. The stock is for sale in the classifieds cause a disability prevents me from shooting a rifle accurately or safely fo that matter. If your interested in how one might look shoot me an e-mail and I'll try to get you a pic.

    Brute
     
  5. Metzger

    Metzger Well-Known Member

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    Bring this back up. Any more input
     
  6. duckhunter175

    duckhunter175 Well-Known Member

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    I've done a Medalist and HS Precision and they both worked fine. It is an aesthetics issue depending on how you want your rifle to look. If the style of stock fits you then it works. Even McMillan says you can open some of theirs to a #5.
     
  7. Metzger

    Metzger Well-Known Member

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    duckhunter175,

    Do you have any picture of the medalist? I am looking to do this to my 7mm rem long range to save some $ without loosing to much.

    Austin
     
  8. duckhunter175

    duckhunter175 Well-Known Member

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    Metzger-- I have a few pics of finished product, pm me contact info and ill shoot em to ya!
     
  9. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    The Sendero contour is heavier than the #5 contour.