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    Any Suggestions on Stock Repair

    I've got quite a split in the stock of my 308. Its fairly deep and I was wonderinng if anyone had any suggestions about the best way to repair it. I've thought about either inserting a pin and glueing/clamping or otherwise removing the offending split piece altogether and making an insert. Replavcement M591 stocks seem to be like hens teeth so if I can repair it I would prefer to do so.







    Thanks

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    It's due to poor bedding and excessive contact points, the action and/or screws + bottom metal slamming the stock during recoil. That along with kiln dried wood, but we all know about factory stock wood issues of course.

    Personally, doing stock repairs daily, I would drill a hole under the crack, fill it with a special ingredient, then clamp it, I would then relieve the inlet areas where excessive contact is, and glass bed the rifle or at least the front and back + the trigger guard areas. I would then proceed to re-oil finish the stock to cover the crack as much as possible, and hope that it just lasts like that for many years to come, which it probably will.

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    I'd get a McMillan for it.
    Right where's those stones , I'll start !

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    Thats a very fine crack to repair. I am guessing thats a hole for screwing in the action to the stock?

    You could block the bottom of the hole and use it as a resevwar filling it with CB10T Slow Set epoxy crack injecting resin Leave it to seep into the crack the once set re drill the mounting hole

    The company for CB10T is Property Repair Systems in Tignmouth Dorset Repairing Structural Timbers using epoxy resins

    Phone David Moore and ask for some advice

    The cracks we do are usualy bigger The resin bond (resin used to glue in oak slivers) is stronger than the origional beam

    Thin cracks down to 1mm we just inject with the CB10T. It is truley amazing the cracks it will penetrate




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    I have had good success twisting the stock to open the crack, and then smearing waterproof PVA glue deep in to the crack.
    I would follow that with bedding the front of the action as a minimum and inserting a pillar.

    Neil.

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    Better to drill a wee tunnel and push the glue out from the inside, you then know it's completely filled and no twisting of the stock with an existing crack

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    Thank you for the all the information so far gents, much appreciated. Is the pillar and bedding something a quite competant DIY'er can do at home or is specialist kit required? Failing that it might be time to talk to a professional and get it done properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legolas View Post
    Thank you for the all the information so far gents, much appreciated. Is the pillar and bedding something a quite competant DIY'er can do at home or is specialist kit required? Failing that it might be time to talk to a professional and get it done properly.

    Plenty of how to vids on youtube for bedding.

    Watch the vid and decide if its for you

    If you go down the drill and inject rout then PRS do injection nozels for the CB10T

    ATB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legolas View Post
    Thank you for the all the information so far gents, much appreciated. Is the pillar and bedding something a quite competant DIY'er can do at home or is specialist kit required? Failing that it might be time to talk to a professional and get it done properly.
    Bedding is not all that difficult but there is a strict set of rules you must follow to get it right. If you get it wrong and you can't separate the action from the stock or the bedding job isn't holding the action properly, then it's going to be a b!tch to have re-done as you will probably want to remove all the 'old' bedding material before starting over, or worst case, smash up the stock to peel the bits off the action!

    I'd say, if you are great at DIY and crafts and you don't need the rifle to look great, give it a go. If you want it done right and the stock re-done well, and know it's going to be a good job, but are willing to pay for it, give me or any other's on here that do such work a shout.
    Last edited by pietasvenatores; 20-01-2015 at 12:31.

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    Hi,

    Try this gunsmith in the Midlands, he is great with stock work and especially rifles.

    R J Blackwall

    Tel: 01608811319
    Location: Charlbury, Oxfordshire, England

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