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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Sniper4Life, May 16, 2007.

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  1. Sniper4Life

    Sniper4Life Member

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    I hated my savage sythetic stock, so I got an idea, why not try bondo on it and see what happens. (I am gettin another stock anyway):p

    Here is the before pics of butt and forend:eek:

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    Here is a during pic, after I got done with this little part I began to realize how messy it was going to be:uhoh:

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    Here is another during pic, I was thru one quart of bondo at this stage and did a little sanding to it.:cool:

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    And The finished product................. Going to paint the stock camo soon:D

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    And here is my bolt, dont you love it:neener:

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    Another.... also introducing my marlin:D

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    My model 60 has so many FTL that it has basically become a single shot. So after shooting about 1k rounds one day pulling that little handle back with my index finger, I got a friend to weld a "handle" on to it. It was polished but I did a quick coat of black, going and finishing the black as soon as I am done typin this :(

    Pic 1 :scrutiny:

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    Pic 2 :barf:

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    Havent toched this yet, but oh well why not, prolly going to sell and get another savage. :cool:

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    Btw dont yall just love my spotless workbench;)
     
  2. kcmarine

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    You have way too much time on your hands.
    That could be a good bench rifle.

    Nice shotty, though.
     
  3. Hoppy590

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    im crying right now. literaly crying....

    please stay away from milsurps
     
  4. Harry Paget Flashman

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    Yes, indeed you did.

    I'd like to have that wood you framed your work bench with. Looks like it'd make a mighty nice blank to jigsaw a Mosin Nagant stock out of. Keep me in mind if it comes up for sale.

    Have you taken the Savage to the range yet? Hope the eye holes in your paper bag were big enough. Safety first, you know. My only advice is that something along the lines of some '61 Dodge tail fins might have gussied it up some. YMMV :)
     
  5. The Deer Hunter

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    Please, please fix the Marlin. Like just go buy a used one and replace the work parts.
     
  6. Hoppy590

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    haha that would be awesome. put some fins, a pin stripe and some headlights on it.
     
  7. RH822

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    When I get bored, I just go for a walk...
     
  8. zero_chances

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    you know that thing is probably going to crack and fall to peices first time you shoot it? You did a pretty darn good job though, looks like it would be really steady on sand bags.
     
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  10. Sniper4Life

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    Already shot it and it hasnt fell to pieces, and it makes a great benchrest stock, and as for the marlin I got it for $20 so what the heck, $20 single shot, its supposed to be ugly, and its about 30 years old to,

    That table is made out of wormy chesunut and is god knows how many years old, the idiot who owned the property before my parents bought it tried to paint it and did a real poor job, Dad was going to throw it away but I saved it for my "workbench"

    And as to being messy, all there that was, the small fine particals from sanding the bondo down, wasnt really that messy at all. Just gotta get the lightweight bondo.
     
  11. U.S.SFC_RET

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    Sniper are you having fun? That's what counts right? You are killing us without firing a shot.:neener: :neener:
     
  12. rangerruck

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    on the marlin, if you replace the feet throat assy., for 10 to 15 bucks, and bend the ejectore wire, a little up and a little more towards the center, with a needlenose, all the feed/eject problems go away.
     
  13. Mr White

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    I see you're in VA. Not in Arlington, I hope, cuz I'm in Arlington this week and I'd have to leave if I knew that Savage was within a few miles of me. :D
     
  14. Ad Astra

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    Bad ideas are still ideas... but I'm fairly sure he's funnin' us.

    Hm, I'll have to post a pic of my pool-noodle-stocked Rockola. :evil:
     
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    ha ha ha, hilarious, nice work! I bet you've got the best El Camino in the county!:D
     
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    There's a show in Canada called 'The Red Green Show'. I think you'd like it, Sniper.

    BTW I've got the same scope, they're fun eh. I shot 800m with mine and the reticle helped with hold-over when I ran out of elevation clicks!
     
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    Don't worry about the nay-sayers, hey at least you put some elbow grease into your idea. Bondo is tough enough that you could probably carve out a thumbhole, and it shouldn't crack, you could probably put some steel or lead inserts into the stock and have a perfect bench gun. Just to think What John Moses Browning could have done if he had a couple cans of bondo laying around.
     
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    That Savage stock result is quite interesting!
     
  19. Sniper4Life

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    No actually I live in hick-county Va, on the WV line. :mad:

    How did you know, Me and a friend pooled money and bought one.......... going to start workin on it soon, first modification...... Get rid of that 6 banger........ We have a small block 350 to drop in it...... the headers came yesterday
     
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    Yeah, we can tell......... :evil:
     
  21. zero_chances

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    thats good it didnt crack. When ever i have seen bondo put on a car thicker than like 1/8 or 1/2 of an inch, it will crack and chip horribly.
     
  22. alucard0822

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    bondo is just basically a plastic epoxy, if you are using it to smooth out sheetmetal there are some who are very good with it, some who are not. metal and plastic expand and contract differently so surface prep is essential, any surface other than a clean, dry and roughed up one and it will pull away, which it never does evenly, hence the cracking. thinner patches and it can flex easier, thicker patches are strong enough to hold together. A stronger type of bondo is quick-glass that contains fiberglass, so it is much stronger for areas prone to flex. One good method that might be helpful for making stocks would be to loosely ball up safety wire, or pour in layers with peices of 1/4" wood dowel embedded, similar in theory to reinforced concrete to improve upon concrete's relatively weak tensile strength.
     
  23. Kaylee

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    Hey, even the McMillans had to start somewhere.

    Neat. :)
     
  24. CZguy

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    Bondo

    I thought that you were going to say, I have ten big cans of Bondo, and I'm going to make it look like a Ford Ranchero. :D
     
  25. Mr White

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    Well, that explains a lot. :D
     
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