Stock Fitting Help

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by novaman64, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. novaman64

    novaman64 Well-Known Member

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    Got a used Bell & Carlson Light Varmint stock to throw on my Remmy 700 SPS Varmint, trial fitted then decided to bed it. After everythign was all said and done I re-assembled, everything looked good except the trigger guard... It as if the slot that the bottom plate goes onto isnt center, and when I put the bottom plate on and everything the trigger guard is rubbing on the side of the trigger assembly (mainy the bolt release) when you push in the bolt release it stick in and wont come back out unless you pull on it a little. What the best way to go about fixing this? Carve out and rebed with the action moved over? Or shave a splash off the of the trigger guard?
     
  2. EddieHarren

    EddieHarren Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you need to look closer at the point where the bolt release lever is binding. If it binds on the trigger guard, remove some material form it. If it binds on the stock, inside the trigger slot, remove some material from it. If the bolt stop itself is binding, remove some of your bedding, in that area. I'm betting on the third reason.
     

  3. novaman64

    novaman64 Well-Known Member

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    Its actually the bolt release lever binding on the trigger guard...
     
  4. EddieHarren

    EddieHarren Well-Known Member

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    Then open up the slot on the trigger guard. Make sure that the stock material is not "pushing" the lever over onto the trigger guard.
     
  5. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like the action rotated a little in the stock during the bedding.

    To find out get a long 1/4 28 screw (3 or 4 inches) and screw it in the front action
    screw with the stock on then look at the clearance around the pillar hole. if this is the
    problem then all you have to do is clearance the recoil lug on the sides and bottom and
    rotate it true.

    If you are carefull you will not hurt the bedding where it counts.

    Just a thought
    J E CUSTOM
     
  6. novaman64

    novaman64 Well-Known Member

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    Cool, thanks for the tip. I am outta town on business but I will check it out Wednesday evening when I get back. My new DNZ 1 piece mount should be in then also. :)
     
  7. novaman64

    novaman64 Well-Known Member

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    Figured the problem out, thanks, you just about hit the nail on the head. Some bedding compound actually got down into the alum pillars between the studs and the pillar hole, it made everything cock just a splash. Ran a drill bit through the pillar hole, that was the same size, it took out all the excess bedding now everything mates up the way its supposed too. Thanks.


    Heres the finished product...

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