Manners stock needs bedding, barrel contour?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by slg888, May 29, 2009.

  1. slg888

    slg888 Well-Known Member

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    Got a call from gunsmith today and mentioned to me my new Manners stock inlet does not fit my barrel perfect and will have to build up the areas for a better fit.

    I figured when you ordered a barrel and told them #3 contour, the stock would be cut real close to fit the barrel.

    Gunsmith say's no big deal he will add epoxy in places to fill the gaps. Is this common ?
     
  2. victorc

    victorc Member

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    I purchased a Manners GAT stock for a custom .338 Remington Ultra Mag I built this past winter. The barrel was from Lilja so I sent the folks at Manners the diagrams and dimentions from the Lilja web page for the barrel I had purchased. The stock arrived and it fit perfect. Sorry yours didn't fit so good. I did the same thing when I purchased a stock form McMillian and again received a very good fitting stock.
     

  3. adam32

    adam32 Banned

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    Did you specify to Manners what brand the #3 contour barrel was...each brand is a little different...
     
  4. slg888

    slg888 Well-Known Member

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    Talked with Manners today, and reason gunsmith is adding epoxy to fill the gaps is due to cutting some of the shank off as I requested. He said its no big deal and is common sometimes.
     
  5. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    I would have the gunsmith finish building the rifle, and then send it to Manners to reinlet the barrel channel to 0.050 clearance. I had to do this on a 7 STW I had built last year. The stock was inletted for a Varmint contour, but my barrel was 0.700 at muzzle. Sent it in, and Manners added material to the barrel channel and repainted the stock for me.