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bedding a flimsy remington stock?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by chainsaw, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. chainsaw

    chainsaw East side of Or. Active Member

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    Hi,I have a remington 700 that has this flimsy feeling factory synthetic stock.I was wanting to know if it would be a waste of time glass bedding the thing?
     
  2. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    Short answer.....yes

    Pick up a more rigid stock. The factory one is a lost cause. Get one with pillars or a bedding block.
     
  3. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    This is a common problem w/plastic stocks
    All I could recommend is to inspect the forend to see if it will accept some plywood inserts to make it more ridged and shoot some expanding foam into the void in the butt-stock
     
  4. chainsaw

    chainsaw East side of Or. Active Member

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    There IS abig void in the forearm.I was thinking of putting some sort of aluminum rod in it or something like that.maybe a nice new wood stock would be a better choice?
     
  5. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    How does the rifle shoot?
     
  6. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    There is a common practice with using carbon arrows epoxied in place to help stiffen plastic stocks. Early Steyr prohunter rifles has this issue too.
     
  7. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    What are you trying to accomplish? More accuracy? Longer range? What?

    It does little good to drop money on a new aftermarket stock if you are not using it for its purpose. If you have a Rem. 700 in 30.06 and use it for hunting every season, I'd say leave it as is.....If you want to completely redo what you have, provide some more info, we're here to help!
     
  8. chainsaw

    chainsaw East side of Or. Active Member

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    Thanks to all for the replys.The rifle shoots ok,not great but acceptable for hunting.I was just wanting to squeeze a little more accuracy out of it.probably more than anything,I want to see positive results from a little tinkering.Not looking for a 1000 yrd rifle,its only a 243w anyway.