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Thread: Changing stock shape with fibreglass? Anyone done this

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    Changing stock shape with fibreglass? Anyone done this

    Hi all
    i want to change the shape of a Boyds laminate stock
    i am thinking of adding some hight at the comb and possibly filling in the
    thumb hole

    I thought I might use fibreglass body filler? Then paint the hole thing
    anyone done anything similar and if so what products did you use

    any advice welcome, I know I could just get another stock but like to have a project
    and will keep the costs down
    thanks all
    paul

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    Remember to leave enough space so that you can still remove the bolt...just a thought.

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    I've seen it done on a few fiberglass stocks and it worked just fine . You could also build a cheek piece out of laminated wood and epoxy it on . Maybe contact Boyds and see if they have a piece that would match your stock or try and source one locally .

    As for filling the thumb-hole , why not . I would be careful about reshaping it after , as in a traditional pistol grip , as there wouldn't be much original wood left in the grip area if you do . Other than that , have at it .

    AB

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    Think I will use Isopon P40 then cover it with Isopon p38

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    Ok guys ime done ��
    The Action is from a 1960 German Krico.222
    i do have a sporter stock for it but wanted a heavy stock for long range shooting
    so bought a 2nd hand Boyds laminate inleted for a rem 700 sa
    and made a start filling the Inletting and dremeling out the inleting for the Krico
    it took many hours in my messy shed filling and creating the shape that I wanted
    anyway all done so thought I would show you all




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    Filler seems to be ok, I have a R93 stock that the rubber panels came unglued on and Blaser did not supply new panels so I filled the areas with body filler and then painted. Not that pretty but it's a Blaser so it sort of matches the rest of it. No shrink or cracking at all but I did bo it in stages.
    Your job looks very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagdmatch View Post
    Filler seems to be ok, I have a R93 stock that the rubber panels came unglued on and Blaser did not supply new panels so I filled the areas with body filler and then painted. Not that pretty but it's a Blaser so it sort of matches the rest of it. No shrink or cracking at all but I did bo it in stages.
    Your job looks very good.
    A few years ago a friend had the same problem with the rubber bits falling off. I phoned Blaser for him and they were very forthcoming to fit new rubber bits to his stock. In another case they sent rubber spares and a bottle of a special Loctite glue.

    back to filler.

    If one has a wooden stock adding a piece of wood and reshaping like others said is not a bit deal to do.
    Fillers are maybe better used in thinner layers as they are quite heavy.
    edi

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    That looks great, how did you get the stippled effect?

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    Hi straightpull, I did it with devcon putty and waited till it was just going of (taped the area off obviously)
    then stippled it with a thin plastic bag and lolly pop stick ��
    It worked a treat

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