Front swivel stud bent and came loose

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by gphil, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. gphil

    gphil Well-Known Member

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    Last fall I bought a thumbhole HS precision stock for my rem 700. I put on a bipod and after about a year of use the swivel stud got loose and it even got bent some how. Im assuming from maybe the recoil? But its chambered in a 338wm and I have a muzzle break on it so im not really sure. Maybe it it just from packing a i guess??? So now ive been trying to figure out what I should do. I was thinking maybe getting a new stud to replace the bent one and full the hole with epoxy first to see if that works and if it doesnt it looks like I have to replace the stud with a Heavy duty type bipod mount? Does anyone have any recommendations, I cant seem to find much info on this.

    These are the only two that I could find to be a permanent fix if using epoxy to hold the stud in place doesnt work.

    Defensive edge HD Bipod Mounts

    Products

    American Precision Arms tactical studs

    https://www.americanprecisionarms.com/products-page/custom-parts/tactical-studs/

    Im open to any advice; Thanks for the Help!
     
  2. ultraedge

    ultraedge Well-Known Member

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    I have had 5 or 6 front studs on HS stocks break under recoil shooting .338 EDGE with a brake. The DE stud kits work well. I have also made front studs out of a .375 shoulder bolt with .25 threads. You have to retap the hole in the forend, cut the shank to the correct length, drill the fiberglass down to the bedding block so the .375 shank will fit, file or grind the end of the cut off shank so the swivel will fit and drill the hole for the swivel. Before you file or grind the sides of the shank, you need to screw the stud into the stock and mark the sides where they need fitting to the swivel. This process takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish and I have shot these rifles for thousands of rounds with 0 failures. Gary
     
  3. FearNoWind

    FearNoWind Well-Known Member

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    I try to avoid using any stud that threads into the stock material. In your position I would fill the existing void with a quality grade expoxy, use a drill press to re-drill the stud hole (using a very small pilot hole bit) so that I had a guide on the barrel channel to direct the counter-sink hole. Drill a counter-sink hole from the inside of the channel, then drill the final hole for the stud's threaded rod. I prefer this variety of stud (the one on the left - not the one on the right)
    http://media.midwayusa.com/productimages/880x660/Primary/588/588454.jpg
    If you install these carefully and correctly you'd have to break the stock to bend it or have it pull out.
     
  4. gphil

    gphil Well-Known Member

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    ultra edge,

    so your using a bolt and bedding in into your stock with the threads prodtruding from the bottom and then shaping the end of the bolt into the shape of the swivel stud? Or are you cutting the shank off of the bolt off flush with the stock then tapping into the bolt and screwing the stud into the shank of the bolt thats bedded into the stock?

    Fear no wind,
    I have some epoxy which I was just going to try and expoxy a new stud in but after thinking about it since thier was enough energy generated to bend my stud i dont think it will hold, and I will have to put some sort of bracket into the stock for reinforcement.
     
  5. ultraedge

    ultraedge Well-Known Member

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    Give me a call at 478-957-5213 . I think I can explain it better over the phone. Gary