Stiffen Savage Axis/Edge Stock

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Antler24, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Antler24

    Antler24 Active Member

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    This might be a real dumb idea, but I've been thinking about trying to stiffen up the fore end of my savage edge stock. I was thinkin about taking out some material on each side of the "pillars". Take a couple composite (or other material) arrow shafts and fit them into the stock, where I took out the material to make them fit in there. Then epoxy or bed them in there. Any else this is a good idea, or am I just crazy...
     
  2. lightflight

    lightflight Well-Known Member

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    I did this on my stevens 200. I'm not sure how similar the stocks are but i will post some pics of what i did when I get home. its much more sturdy and doesnt flex as much when i use a bipod.
     

  3. Antler24

    Antler24 Active Member

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    Please post the pics! I love shooting off the bipod but I know when I do the barrel is always touching the stock, because the stock is bending. How much weight did it at to your rifle?
     
  4. lightflight

    lightflight Well-Known Member

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    Almost forgot... the kids are asleep so hold on a sec...:D
     
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    Alright sorry for the poor quality photos first off... didnt realize my daughter had gotten a hold of my camera and handled the filter.

    I was pretty conservative with the rods and size... pretty small in diameter.

    I used a dremel and made a hole just so the rods would barely squeeze in. one on each side. its been painted. I didnt add any epoxy or bondo. like i said pretty conservative. no weight difference really. I also used sand paper on the very front of the stock to open it up just slightly.

    I picked the rods up at home depot...im sure you go with a larger gauge. or just add a couple more with some epoxy.

    Not even sure if the axis had same stock under barrel but this should get you started with ideas.

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  6. submoa

    submoa Well-Known Member

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    this is what a guy on savageshooters did there are a few otheres there that did it to
     
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  8. Farmer Rob

    Farmer Rob Active Member

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    I did a similar thing but.

    I didnt drill i just cut the cross bars i only drilled back into the thick part just before the tang, slid in some hard steel pins/rods then filled with fiberglass and resin, sorry i didnt think of piccys.
     
  9. big honkin jeep

    big honkin jeep Well-Known Member

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    I did a savage stock on an older flatback and the answer I found for mitigating stock flex off the bi pod was to move the swivel stud to the rear by several inches. It made a huge difference and was a very simple quick fix.
     
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  11. cresz

    cresz New Member

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    Dust did you do that yourself if so how did you do it
     
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