New Stock

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by speedmaster97, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. speedmaster97

    speedmaster97 Active Member

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    I just received a boyds' featherweight thumbhole stock for my Remington 700 BDL. My question is do you tighten both tang and recoil screws down together or alternate and how much torque.
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Do a search for "Torque recommendations" and it has all of the torque values for different types of
    stocks and uses.

    Wood stocks do there best with pillars and bedding. A plain wooden stock should be torqued between 30 and 45 inch/pounds max.

    Do each action screw separately starting with the front hand tight and the barrel pushed back against the recoil surface in the stock. (You can stand the rifle up on the but plate/recoil pad to start with)then follow up with the tang screw. Torque in 10 pound increments until you reach the recommended torque.

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  3. speedmaster97

    speedmaster97 Active Member

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    Thank You!