Need Gunsmith to Shorten A Bolt stock

Ehgbyf

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I just bought my son a browning 243 a bolt. I need to have the factory plastic stock shortened by about 2 inches and a recoil pad put on. Does anybody know who could do something like this?
 

Dr. Vette

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I would suggest that to shorten a synthetic stock and then reinforce it to hold a new recoil pad will be somewhat difficult, and likely expensive as well as disappointing.

You are probably better off finding an A-Bolt Micro stock (same rifle, shorter LOP) or buying a new laminate one from Boyds:

Link: Find a Stock

Link is to the Prairie Hunter design; you can choose whatever you want, and is provided just as an example. For $99 + shipping, or a bit more with a different recoil pad, I suspect you will be better off with regard to quality, fit and cost.
 

Ehgbyf

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Thanks. What I have done in the past is saw off a few inches and then epoxy a piece of wood inside the stock and then screw the buttpad in. I am not a professional and it never ends up looking perfect.

I was going to buy a Boyd's but it looks like they only make stocks for the long action.
 

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