question- stock making, and fitting

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by dave1, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. dave1

    dave1 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have a home remedy for finding high spots in ur stock when fitting barrel,receiver . what im looking for is to put something on my barrel and receiver thats safe and will transfer to the wood in stock so i can see high spots, problem areas. i know they sell stuff to do this but im sure someone know a trick.
    getting ready here in PA for rifle season. checking our shooting spots and possibly going to build another bench!
    DAVE
     
  2. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    What you are referring to is called "inking"
    Permatex makes a blue ink in a tube. MSC and Brownell's sell it.
    Use a small brush to apply it to the action then fit it in the stock. The ink will transfer to the areas of the stock that come in contact.

    There you have it.
     

  3. dave1

    dave1 Well-Known Member

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    I know places sell this product. i was asking for some input on other things to use. i dont have the money to buy it right now im disabled and also on a fixed income. so im trying to use something like "round the house"
    thank you,
    dave
     
  4. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    Light a candle under the action, the smoke will blacken it. Then follow the directions in the above post.
     
  5. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Dave

    I have also used carbon paper ( They use to use a lot of it when typewriters were around)

    Just tape it to the action or barrel .set it in the stock and move the barreled action a little
    and it will leave marks on the stock in the area thats touching.

    Just another way to skin the cat

    J E CUSTOM
     
  6. dave1

    dave1 Well-Known Member

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    hey thank you for that tip my dad said that to. you wont belive what i found to work out . i put a thin coat of vasiline in the action and barrel and it worked it put small dark spots on the inside of stock. i got it all ready to bed now.
    hey can someone please tell me how to post pictures on the site. i went to control panel but could not find the pictures button they say is there?