stock modification ?? ??? ??

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Alfred Crouch, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Alfred Crouch

    Alfred Crouch Well-Known Member

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    Situation: Took the recoil pad off a Rem Model 7. It is a hollow shell from the pistol grip back to the recoil pad with only an approximately 1/8 inch thick wall. It does have a piece of apparently 3/8" thick packing foam that is folded many times creating about 8 layers in it. This is just loosely placed, not packed, down into the cavity. The only function I can see that it could serve is noise reduction. It doesn't add significant weight and it doesn't add strength.

    My question: What would be the pros and cons of filling this cavity with bedding material. If this is a desirable thing to do? Apppears to me it would add strength and weight, two qualities that I think would be an improvement on a Rem model 7 in 7 mm SAUM caliber. I have not worked with the bedding materials and am unsure how heavy it is. Would it add too much weight. Is there a better material to use? Thanks for any and all input.
     
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  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like a SPS stock and anything you can do will help, But you can spend a lot of
    time and energy and still not have very much when finished .

    I would recomend replacing it with a "GOOD" stock . Ether a composite or a laminate.

    Not pushing him but StockysStocks.com (MBI, Inc.) Home Page has a large collection of stocks an you can have
    the stock in a few days.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. Alfred Crouch

    Alfred Crouch Well-Known Member

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    J E, Thanks for the link. Those look good. Good idea. Al