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    How do I make it Stiff

    Hi ,I am looking for some advise , I bought a remington 700 with a factory fit synthetic stock. I have tried to float the barrel and have taken a fair amount of the interior away,and succeded until I put the wild cat mod back on and it just causes the front end to flex and the barrel touches the stock again. I have had various suggestions of fibre glass filler ,car filler ,epoxy resin but dont want to go down the wrong route and ruin the stock . Can anyone advise me the best course to take and where to get whats needed.


    Thanks

    Dick

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    Dick change the stock am i right in thinking that your rifle is the SPS model ? try Mcmillan stocks for Rem's there are tumps of styles to suit any taste .

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    +1 change the stock the Remmy stocks are crap i struggled on for over a year fired loads of rounds off tried altering the stock in the end i bought a second hand Mc Millan stock 100 problem solved

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    Griffshrek you are right thats its the SPS , in .243 , I also have a 30-06 which I put in a Bell and Carlson and thats fine but I was trying not to go to the expense of a new stock . I will probably have to go down that route but wanted to try first , I am sure that there must be something out there on the market

    Ta Dick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landy1 View Post
    Hi ,I am looking for some advise , I bought a remington 700 with a factory fit synthetic stock. I have tried to float the barrel and have taken a fair amount of the interior away,and succeded until I put the wild cat mod back on and it just causes the front end to flex and the barrel touches the stock again. I have had various suggestions of fibre glass filler ,car filler ,epoxy resin but dont want to go down the wrong route and ruin the stock . Can anyone advise me the best course to take and where to get whats needed.


    Thanks

    Dick
    You can get a stock from here for around 100 which is a bargain compared to anything in this country http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/Monte-...fles-s/166.htm they make some nice stocks for sure

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    From personal experience even if you pillar bed it there is not enough epoxy in there to make it reliably stiff, but it's good fun trying.

    I followed the article on 6mmbr using Devcon from midway.
    Cost me around 60 all together and the end result was OK but I was still not happy with the rifle so I fitted an AICS stock.

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    There's a theme here isnt there !

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    There are more than one issues with the sps stock.
    Stiffness is one and missing compression strength in the inlet area another but worst of all the egonomics of
    the SPS sporter plastic is horrible.
    Stiffening is doable and I've done a few. One has to invest a lot of work and the end result is still a sps stock.
    The best way of stiffenening a forend is to create a sandwich structure further forward and have a fibre reinforced
    bedding system. The bedding must be loaded with long fibres that run up the forend, only chance of getting it stiff.
    Pillars are vital too.
    A pillar bedded wooden stock is mostly better than a sps plastic stock, even better are composite stocks. Of the composite
    stocks carbon fibre is the king.
    My suggestion.... do a quicky bedding with a steel epoxy, open the barrel channel really generously and
    save money for a better stock.
    A well bedded good stock is the quickest way of improving accuracy and repeatability on a factory rifle.
    My 243 sps sporter shot under 9mm groups at 100yds and 1" groups at 300yds after bedding in a composite stock.

    Lousy example of a quick fix on a howa plastic stock, it did improve things slightly.
    edi

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    if you want a botch job that will work and cost pence then get yourself some stainles steel square section bar, and reinforce the forend, bed it in with epoxy. 20 ish, job done but extra weight.

    If your really "thrifty", just unscrew the front swivvel pin from the front of the stock and move it back towards the trigger guard, + remember to check your not compressing the stock onto the barrel as you take each shot.

    Tupperwear is great for sandwich boxs, not so good for stocks!

    Skipp

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