Opening a BDL barrel

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Krumfola, May 4, 2013.

  1. Krumfola

    Krumfola Well-Known Member

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    Can a sporter weight BDL stock be opened enough to accommodate a varmint weight barrel?

    My concern would be that opening the stock to the varmint contour would make it too thin and weak.
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    With the sporter stocks 1 or 2 sizes larger are about all they can accommodate . Sporter rifles in standard calibers will normally have #3 contours and the magnums have #4s If it is a magnum
    a #6 would be about the largest you could go A #5 would add barrel weight and still fit without
    to much stock removal.

    The standard barreled rifles can normally support a #5 contour.

    J E CUSTOM