Thanks, have got an A1 & A3 stock for determining the cutout dimensions.One of the Pillars for the Sako 75 requires machining a cut out to accommodate thee base of the magazine lock hanger
It requires measurement to cut the pillars specifically for every action stock combination
I now use stainless tube bought quite cheaply from ebay - There is a good choice both of internal diameter and of wall thickness. It is easy to grind small grooves in the tube to give a mechanical grip on the bedding compound and one foot (30cms) of tube is sufficient to pillar bed 3 rifles (assuming there are 2 stock bolts)I’m looking to pillar bed a Sako 75 and was wondering whether any gunsmiths on here make them?
I’ve heard that when undertaking a bedding job some smiths machine there own pillars and I’m sure there must be a market for them.
No problem at all. I can make them a tiny bit longer if you're unsure of length. Will try and get them done by the end of weekend.Hi Takbok,I would be delighted to take you up on your offer of the pillars. It’s a 75 action 1, .222 rebarreled in .204.
As Ronin mentioned,the recoil lug is very close to the front action screw and I’ve read somewhere that the internal diameter would ideally be 0.280” which allows a little more thickness to be retained when milling out for the recoil lug. I’ll see if I can work out the length needed,but I can adjust to suit if need be,although I’m not sure I trust my measuring skills.
Thanks so much for this,I really appreciate it,probably would never have got around to it without this.
DK, just stumbled over this today. I'm thinking of putting pillars in my GRS laminate stock on my .260 Rem. Your method seems very simple which is just perfect for a klutz like me. One question: You mention that the pillar is cut 0.5mm longer than the hole in the stock. When you tap it in does it sit sit flush with the underside of the stock inlet and slightly proud on the top side where it mates with the action?I did four rifles on the weekend, all plastic stocked Tikka T3s. ........