XP bolt handle

Buffalobob

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I was getting all of my stuff ready to go to the range to test some new loads and decided I needed to take off the sling studs from the stock. While removing the studs, I noticed that there were marks in the stock where the bolt handle was striking the stock.

So I got to checking and the bolt handle was hitting the stock enough that it was not fully closing. I took an Exacto knife and went to work on it to relieve the factory fiberglass stock until I had a thin piece of paper clearance on the bolt handle and stock. Now I get the correct sound of metal contacting metal when I close the bolt.


It was just an interesting experience that I thought I would share. Here are a couple of pictures showing the amount I carved off the stock.



 

Chas1

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Good you spotted it. I have used a dremill with a small sanding drum, it worked well.
 
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