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Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by sdlonggunner, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. sdlonggunner

    sdlonggunner Member

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    im putting a new stock on my rifle and im wondering about the bell & carlson. i hear good things in here about them. i want to see any pictures you guys may have. what im looking at getting is the m40 style.
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Here's mine in a B&C Medalist A2. I had to do a like fitment work, but its nice. There was some fiberglass overlapping the aluminum block keeping the action up off the block in a few places. I used a wood chisel and carefully cut it away from the aluminum. My action set solid on the aluminum now. My rifle is quite accurate.

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    Since you mention the M40, you may want to look at their A5 model that is fully adjustable. That is the route I would go if I owned a Remmy.

    Tank
     
  3. sdlonggunner

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    im actually thinking about the a1 stock just because of the classic sporter style. see i like the hs precision stock that came standard on the sandero and i want to keep that look for now anyway. the only reason i want to replace the stock is because it is the old style and doesnt float the barrel. i dont know if the new ones float or not.

    on a seperate matter im thinking about buying a savage 110 and i will want to change the barrel is that something that i can do myself? or does it reguire having a lathe
     
  4. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    The new classic style stocks in either H-S or B&C will be pillar bedded, maybe even aluminum blocked (H-S more than likely) with plenty of room under the barrel. As for changing the barrel, it's a cinch. If you don't have to change the bolt face, it will take about 5 minutes. You need a barrel nut wrench, action wrench or barrel vice, and head space gauges. I would suggest getting the Wheeler Engineering wrench and action wrench. In combination you can pull it apart easily. Screw the new tube on until it stops, turn down the barrel nut, tighten the nut as tight as you can, and tadaaah! New rifle!

    Tank
     
  5. sdlonggunner

    sdlonggunner Member

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    that is truly awesome now im sold on that savage.:)
     
  6. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I've enjoyed that feature on mine. Matter of fact, you can see the old barrel on the bench with the new tube I put on the rifle mounted.

    Tank
     
  7. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    That's odd... both of my old style Sendero's with HS stocks are free floated from the factory. I can easily slip several bills between them and the barrel. B&C stocks are good and I just ordered a couple for some Vangurad actions, but the HS stocks are a little better. Given the choice, I would keep the HS and float it if you need to.

    -Mark
     
  8. buckyne

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    I just bought a B&C carbelite stock for my Ruger. It fits now. Out of the box it needed some work. Hard to sand open the barrel channel to get a true free float. Also had some slop around the rear where the back screwhole is located. Had to dremel that down some to allow for the rear screw in the trigger guard to make contact with the rear of the receiver. After this minor modification I am happy with the fit. Now I just need it to warm up outside so I can re-zero the rifle and see how much improvement there is in the accuracy.

    Sorry no pics yet
     
  9. sdlonggunner

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    i wish that were true of mine. I can get one bill through (snug tho) if i have rifle resting on its butt only. when i grab the foreend, set on a sandbag or tripod i cannot even get a bill started. i still am thinking about getting a new hs but only if i could be sure it would float the barrel.
     
  10. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Take it to a smith and have him hog out the forend. Make sure there is pillar bedding and be done with it. It will cost you about half of what a new stock will if it is what you want anyway.

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  11. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Is this a Sendero? There should be no movement of your barreled action in the stock just by resting it on bi-pods or bags. You might check to see if your action is properly seated in the stock and that the screws are torqued properly. A B&C stock won't be any better than an HS. Have you tried floating it? Very simple to do.
     
  12. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    If it's a Sendero HS stock, it is full aluminum bedded.
     
  13. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I don't know anything about Sendero's. He didn't specify. I just assumed maybe an older model that didn't have all that fancy aluminum bedding that they have now. Just offering advice.:rolleyes:

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  14. sdlonggunner

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    absolutely it is an older sandero single swivel stud. i dont know if i can just hog it out. the swivel stud actually pokes up through the forend.

    im just deciding which new stock i want. im leaning towards the B&C m40 a1, or the m24 HS. dont know just yet. seeing what other people think will help me make a more informed decision.

    this rifle doesnt need a new stock to be sub moa i just want it to look better and if accuracy improves i wont complain.:)