XP bolt handle

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by Buffalobob, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

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    I was getting all of my stuff ready to go to the range to test some new loads and decided I needed to take off the sling studs from the stock. While removing the studs, I noticed that there were marks in the stock where the bolt handle was striking the stock.

    So I got to checking and the bolt handle was hitting the stock enough that it was not fully closing. I took an Exacto knife and went to work on it to relieve the factory fiberglass stock until I had a thin piece of paper clearance on the bolt handle and stock. Now I get the correct sound of metal contacting metal when I close the bolt.


    It was just an interesting experience that I thought I would share. Here are a couple of pictures showing the amount I carved off the stock.

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  2. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    Thanks for sharing.
    I have had to do the same thing myself in the past.
     

  3. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Good you spotted it. I have used a dremill with a small sanding drum, it worked well.
     
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  4. bar63

    bar63 Well-Known Member

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    Not an uncommon problem in XP stocks.