Stripped out sling stud

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  1. Roy300

    Roy300 Member

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    It won't pull out but it won't tighten the stock is composite any suggestions and it's the butt end sling stud. Thanks!
     
  2. JCM

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    This has happened to me before, I pulled the stud out with pliers and filled it with left over acraglass, any epoxy would be fine though, wait till it dries then predrill it smaller than stud screw and screw it back in, if it's loose now it's only a matter of time before it will pop right out, usually when your in the field miles from your tools!
     
  3. gohring3006

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    This would be what I would do. I might also drill about a inch in front of or behind the stripped hole and put the stud there. And just fill the old hole with the glass\ epoxy a match the paint.....

    Imagine dropping the rifle on a rock or over a hill because that stud decided to let go, at the wrong time.
     
  4. Roy300

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    It's my sheep gun and I would hate for it to come loose at the wrong time ,I'm thinking some superglue made by loctite may be the answer re drilling and matching the paint may be kinda hard . It was a mistake making my sheep gun look pretty it's already got a few rock dings in it. Lol:D
     

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  5. J E Custom

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    Some composite stocks have a reinforced area molded In where the sling swivel studs go so I normally don't try to move then, The way I would recommend would be to remove the stud, open the hole up some (Enlarge it just enough to get a front sling swivel nut in it), and bell it in the bottom of this hole.

    Screw the swivel nut on the stud and bed the assembly in the hole. This will give you a good anchor
    for the sling swivel to the stock and you can remove the stud from the nut if necessary at a later date.

    The steel nut will be imbedded in the stock Permanently.

    You can also make an insert if you have a lathe that can be bedded in.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  6. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    Yea that paint would be hard to match.lol

    Well JE, you definitely know more about this stuff than I do. Hahaha
    Do you think a Harris bopod will split the forearm on a Boyds pro varmint if its tightened. This would be over time from recoil, barrel jump? I was thinking about this last night.
     
  7. FEENIX

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    I've used a couple of these from Harris in the past ...
     

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  8. gohring3006

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    Thanks Ed, I think that will work.
     
  9. FEENIX

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    The bottom one was the last I used in repairing a friend's W70 tupperware like stock.

    Cheers!
     
  10. J E Custom

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    +1

    After dropping a rifle when the front stud pulled out of a wooden stock, I started building and inletting something like the last one for all of my rifles. On the thicker stocks I have found some studs that are longer than normal and after installation, I trim the excess off the inside.

    I don't use the wood screw type any more. (On anything).

    J E CUSTOM