Warped Stock - Can it be fixed?


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jwglenn
May 5, 2009, 11:41 AM
I've got a Savage 110 rifle stock that is warped to the right (like it's owner). Now the barrel won't seat properly in the stock. Does anyone know how to warp it back, or fix this problem. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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rcmodel
May 5, 2009, 11:51 AM
I know of no permanent way to warp it back & keep it there.

Your options now are:

1. Free-float it by removing the offending wood.

2. Hog it out and full-length glass bed it.

rc

nicholst55
May 6, 2009, 07:28 AM
I have successfully used an old, old technique involving drilling holes in the barrel channel, soaking the stock in a water trough, and hanging a weight on it in the direction that you want it to move. I believe this technique is detailed in either Roy Dunlap's or McFarland's book on gunsmithing. Both of these are frequently found in public libraries.

I always routed a series of channels in the barrel channel afterward, and glassed steel arc welding electrodes into the stock to keep it straight.

7mmstalker
May 6, 2009, 01:49 PM
A lightweight option for keeping it straight without adding metal to the forend: Hobby shops sell carbon fiber strips for strenghthening(?) airplane wings and such. The one I'm looking at is 1/2" wide and 5 ft. long, about the thickness of a business card-or less. Costs $7.00.Still needs to be bonded in to the barrel channel, but very little wood removal required.
7mmS

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