Bipod broke my stock!!! Ever seen this?

J E Custom

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I’m having trouble believing this just happened. I was shooting off a bipod from the bench and this happened. I added the pic rail and additional t-nut to this stock but it broke through the factory installed one (I installed the one further forward). This is a super lightweight carbon fiber and Kevlar stock.

the rifle manufacturer stated that they do not recommend use of a bipod on this model so there is no warranty coverage.

anyway, it’s either a freak deal or needs to be a word of caution to anyone using a super lightweight stock. I can’t imagine a stock that you can’t use a bipod with...View attachment 200558View attachment 200559View attachment 200560View attachment 200561View attachment 200562View attachment 200563

Don't know what you paid for that stock, but it was to much. It is just a foam filled shell and was weak by design, light weight normally means weak. Not being critical, but that's a shame to build something like that and charge two prices. Some of the most expensive composite stocks I have worked on are built cheep to save cost and make more money.

I would get a refund and buy another brand Because this could have happened on a once of a lifetime hunt and ruined it for you. The last one that I had to install an adjustable but plate looked like the but stock was stuffed with Ziploc's as a filler, and there were no abutments for the screws so we had to build some before the but stock could be installed and the original recoil was just glued to the back of the stock.

Most composite stocks are way over priced and have many other issues, so much so that I have replaced all of mine with wood or laminates and along with the added strength, accuracy has improved on every one of them to some degree.

Sorry for being so negative, but I have seen this before and just don,t want the problems that come with them to shave a little weight.

Just my experiences with composite stocks as a builder.

J E CUSTOM
 
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I’m having trouble believing this just happened. I was shooting off a bipod from the bench and this happened. I added the pic rail and additional t-nut to this stock but it broke through the factory installed one (I installed the one further forward). This is a super lightweight carbon fiber and Kevlar stock.

the rifle manufacturer stated that they do not recommend use of a bipod on this model so there is no warranty coverage.

anyway, it’s either a freak deal or needs to be a word of caution to anyone using a super lightweight stock. I can’t imagine a stock that you can’t use a bipod with...View attachment 200558View attachment 200559View attachment 200560View attachment 200561View attachment 200562View attachment 200563
I didn’t catch the light weight part but I would not own a stock that I cannot mount a bipod on
I did not know that the manufacturer recommended against bipod use until they called me today to tell me (after I sent them the pictures. I certainly wouldn’t buy a gun that you can’t use a bipod on...except maybe a lever gun.

I think I can appreciate the physics but I actually do not preload my bipod at all...something I’ve always thought was a fault of mine but not one I’ve ever cared to correct.

Now here’s the crazy in me...I’m gonna probably just re-install my pic rail 3 inches farther back and just smooth over the broken front of the stock with some epoxy and still use it as my super lightweight backpack gun.

no sense in paying another $600 or so for a new stock....that I still can’t put a bipod on 🤣
If they didn’t recommend using a bipod why did they not tell you until after it had broke if it was me I would raise hell and they would replace it
 

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Well I understand that I voided the warranty by drilling the stock and adding the pic rail. But I did not drill it where it broke. That was the factory stud location.

And obviously they aren’t telling anyone that you can’t mount a bipod on this gun.
 

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So it’s also possible that mounting the pic rail to the stock caused a hairline fracture that the recoil caused to just completely shear the rest of the way. The pic rail is obviously way stronger than the stock in that section. If the stock wasn’t as level as it should have been, the rail would have forced the stock flat and caused it to crack, or at least added a lot of stress. Or a bad t nut install.
 

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...So no aftermarket stock options...

I’m not really one to raise hell
get a mcmillan flat top of your choice and send it chad dixon LRI ! I know for a fact if anyone can inlet it for your cooper it would be him on his bad A CNC machines. Hell i bet he could take rem inlet, refill it then inlet it good to go.,,,, the guy is a wizard when it come to that stuff
 

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...Just my experiences with composite stocks as a builder.....
I'm still using synthetics, but your muzzle brake video's have steered me away from combining, a brake, magnum calibers, and lightweight stocks.

We have blown out bedding and other issues with the light stocks. Kevlar may be bullet proof, but we rarely shoot a stock.
 

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At least it happened there and not slung over your shoulder, then it could have been much worse. I'd be passed, and told them to shove that bs story of not recommending to use a bipod where the sun don't shine. And why have two studs if it's not for a bipod.
 

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Doubt epoxy would adhere to the foam center. Very porous and unlikely to hold. Maybe fit an aluminum rod into both (broke off end and remaining stock) and epoxy the rod in and try using some kind of fiberglass resin to connect the stock at the break. Never know. Could work.
Get rid of the foam....two rods, ( diameter can be smaller that one rod) …… maybe arrow shafts., all the way to the recoil lug....take the time to drill small holes and install pins at various points in rods/shafts, porcupine like) ....fill the shafts with medium or less expanding foam....epoxy 'em into the forearm/stock.....then epoxy the forearm tip in place......use a rod similar to the barrel taped in the barrel channel to help alignment
 

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I did not know that the manufacturer recommended against bipod use until they called me today to tell me (after I sent them the pictures. I certainly wouldn’t buy a gun that you can’t use a bipod on...except maybe a lever gun.

I think I can appreciate the physics but I actually do not preload my bipod at all...something I’ve always thought was a fault of mine but not one I’ve ever cared to correct.

Now here’s the crazy in me...I’m gonna probably just re-install my pic rail 3 inches farther back and just smooth over the broken front of the stock with some epoxy and still use it as my super lightweight backpack gun.

no sense in paying another $600 or so for a new stock....that I still can’t put a bipod on 🤣
I like your style
 

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