Installing 2nd sling stud in Sendero stock

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by ATH, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. ATH

    ATH Well-Known Member

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    For my recent elk hunt I carried my Sendero with the bipod detached because with it on and the top of the sling attached to it it did not ride comfortably on my shoulder. I have seen pics where guys installed a second swivel stud behind the first so they can carry as normal with the bipod attached.

    1) Has anyone here tried this and how does it work, and
    2) Can I just buy a swivel stud, drill a pilot in the stock, and screw it in, or is it more complicated than that with the Sendero stock?

    Thanks in advance...
     

  2. Buffalobob

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    It is moderately more complicated.

    The sling swivel studs come in two sizes for slings so you need to know which size sling you have.

    Secondly they come in different lenghts. So what I do is take out the one that is installed and take it to the store with me and buy one that is that length or a little longer.

    Take the barreled action out of the stock

    Decide where you want to install it and drill the hole. Then counter sink that hole and put the nut in. With a synthetic stock you may not be able to countersink so you have to look at that carefully. If you can't counter sink that is allright every thing will work out. Screw in the stud and drop the barreled action in and see if there is any clearance problem. If there is a clearance problem remove everything and put the nut on the stud and grind off some of the threads. Unscrew the nut to realign the thread and reinstall. Drop in the action and check for clearance again.

    Now I take the barreled action out and get some release agent such as Johnsons Paste wax and goo up the stud threads real good. Screw the stud back into the nut. Make sure the stud holes are properly aligned for the sling and use some epoxy or JB Quick and glue the nut down real well so it does not turn. If you did not couontersink then scuff up the area to ensure the epoxy will adhere. After the epoxy has set up you can remove the stud just to make sure everything is OK.

    Drop the action back in and tighten it up. Go get the vacumm cleaner and clean up the mess in the living room before your wife sees it.
     

  3. Forester

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    I have no idea if it is possible with that stock, but I just received a Stockade stock with an Anschutz rail, and I love that thing. You can slide the the bipod to wherever is suitable for you, and use a second swivel stud to keep your bipod away from your shoulder. And if you want to shoot from a bench take it all off for a clean forearm.
     
  4. ATH

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    Wow. I never would have imagined.

    The factor stud does not have a nut on the inside, so I thought it could be threaded in only. I'll start by taking the factory one out and exploring the situation, thanks for the input.
     
  5. Buffalobob

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    In rereading what I typed, it occurs to me that I might not have been clear about where the nut goes. It should be on the inside of the barrel channel.

    If this is not clear I can take a rifle apart and take a picture or two.