New McMillan Stock, Bolt won't open

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by BearDog, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. BearDog

    BearDog Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    I finally got my McMillan Game Scout stock in to throw on my Sendero. This is my first McMillan stock, and after torquing the screws to 45inlbs, the bolt will not open (or close depending on whether or not I have the bolt in there when i tighten down the screws).

    I have the factory plate on my Sendero. If I lose the screws, the bolt functions. Do I have too much torque on the screws at 45in lbs, and should the front and rear be tightened to the same amount?

    Thanks!
     
  2. TXshooter

    TXshooter Well-Known Member

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    I had this problem with a bell and Carlson stock your screws are probably to long I put a small washer being the screws and it works nice and smooth now. My rifle is also a sendero
     

  3. BearDog

    BearDog Well-Known Member

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    I am super disappointed with McMillan. For as much as everyone talks them up on this site, the stock has two large chunks taken out of it. Im wondering what they are going to do about it, and if they are going to tell me it will take another 4 months to get in? Sucks waiting that long to have it show up in crappy condition, especially when I was banking on taking this up to AK with me.
     
  4. TXshooter

    TXshooter Well-Known Member

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    That sucks that your stock has some chunks taken outa it. I know all about the impatient wait for the stock even got paranoid and started a thread about my long wait:D. I'm sure they will take care of it. Let me know if that screw length was the problem. I'm interested if since that's what happened to mine
     
  5. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Front action screw is to long because you haven't bedded the stock
     
  6. TXshooter

    TXshooter Well-Known Member

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    Your right but I put the washer there and can't even see it and the dang thing shoot .5 at 100 didn't want to mess up a good thing:D
     
  7. BearDog

    BearDog Well-Known Member

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    OK, McMillan is really screwin' the pooch on this one!

    So the front action screw I agree would be an easiest enough fix. But I am more than pissed about the chips. The attached close up pic you can see what I am talking about. They aren't huge, but still, if you shell out that kind of money for a McMillan and have to wait 4 months, you expect to get an impeccable product. Not only that, the second swivel for the bipod is off center, which you can definitely notice when you are looking down scope. At least she looks cool.

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  8. TXshooter

    TXshooter Well-Known Member

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    She's definatly a looker have you tried to contact McMillan yet I'd like to see how they handle it.
     
  9. BearDog

    BearDog Well-Known Member

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    Well I'm somewhat satisfied with what they said. Lynne Sell at McMillan said that the screw is a common problem, which i knew and all I have to do is file down a couple threads. She said that the chips are caused by air pockets during the production process, and she said they will repair it and i will never be able to tell they were there. She says she guarantees there were more chips like that on the stock that were repaired. She said the swivels can be fixed no problem too.

    I was also pissed because I am going hunting in AK on Aug 30 to which she originally said there was no way they could accommodate...but "after talking to her production manager" they can do a one day turn around and then ship it 2nd day air to me. Whether or not it will make it in time, will determine how happy I really am with their response.
     
  10. toader

    toader Well-Known Member

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    Call & talk to Ryan M. at McMillan - he'll hook you up!!!

    They will fix the stock quickly & as they stated you'll never know it.
     
  11. TXshooter

    TXshooter Well-Known Member

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    All in all it sounds like they r going to take care of you and that gives me yet another reason to buy from them again
     
  12. Max Load

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    I just ordered the same stock!! Glad to hear they took care of you.