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    versapod spike

    anyone fitted one to a non-factory option rifle?

    I mean having the spike or the female socket in the tip of the fore-end?

    I have a parker hale style handstop adaptor but it is a big old unit and mounts the thing too low

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    Ed - they do a mount to swivel stud adapter too - don't know if this improves the height issue.....
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    Provided you could align the drill correctly so it was nice and straight to the bore and stock then it's just a case of epoxy to fit it. It would then give the best, lowest and strongest mounting option. Not sure it's a job for me and my Makita though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nun_hunter View Post
    Provided you could align the drill correctly so it was nice and straight to the bore and stock then it's just a case of epoxy to fit it. It would then give the best, lowest and strongest mounting option. Not sure it's a job for me and my Makita though!

    pretty sure I could build a jig to line it all up and cut straight into the curved tip
    just found this too:



    but I ain't paying that much for a metal spike I could make for a quid!

    my worry is the splitting pressure applied to the stock.
    Am thinking a female socket or even mounting the spike into a close fitting sleeve would alleviate that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    pretty sure I could build a jig to line it all up and cut straight into the curved tip
    just found this too:



    but I ain't paying that much for a metal spike I could make for a quid!

    my worry is the splitting pressure applied to the stock.
    Am thinking a female socket or even mounting the spike into a close fitting sleeve would alleviate that.
    Wouldnt the pressure still be applied the same, but just via the sleeve?

    I would imagine the problem if you are fitting in to end grain is of a bit of movement in the wood when it shrinks or expands with humidity in the atmosphere. If your female socket went into a slightly over sized hole you could bond it with a flexible adhesive like bathroom sealant. The wood could move as it needed to without the worry of splitting.

    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alantoo View Post
    Wouldnt the pressure still be applied the same, but just via the sleeve?

    I would imagine the problem if you are fitting in to end grain is of a bit of movement in the wood when it shrinks or expands with humidity in the atmosphere. If your female socket went into a slightly over sized hole you could bond it with a flexible adhesive like bathroom sealant. The wood could move as it needed to without the worry of splitting.

    Alan
    And act a bit like a shock absorber maybe when firing??
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    Made one, blacked it and fitted into a stock with epoxy. no 'stress' no movement either. Nice low mount!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stratts View Post
    And act a bit like a shock absorber maybe when firing??
    I guess it could attenuate a little, but I was thinking purely from the wood movement perspective.

    Walnut is relatively inert but it still can move. If it tries to shrink around a steel pin something has got to give and will not be the pin. It is one of the reasons I would imagine that the sling studs tend to be fixed into the side grain of fore end and stock rather than the end grain. The end of the fore end is a fine fixing point for a synthetic stock.

    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    Pics or it didn't happen!! ��

    Sold that particular rifle a while back! Did remember that I drilled an tapped the spike for the sling swivel...
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