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by charlesb
Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Boyds Rifle Stock
Replies: 17
Views: 3898

Re: Boyds Rifle Stock

After getting the bedding in, I checked and found that the barrel was touching along the left-hand side of the barrel channel. I have a special tool for barrel channels made by Gun-Line, a 3/4" barrel channel scraper. So I put in half an hour scraping the barrel channel, and putting the barreled act...
by charlesb
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Boyds Rifle Stock
Replies: 17
Views: 3898

Re: Boyds Rifle Stock

I've just got it bolted down into the bedding, I'm using Devcon "steel epoxy" that is dark gray, it's one of my favorites as it takes it overnight to set completely. The better-mixed, slower curing epoxy will always come out tougher. It was all prepared and ready to bed yesterday, but I had to leave...
by charlesb
Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Boyds Rifle Stock
Replies: 17
Views: 3898

Re: Boyds Rifle Stock

I got it out to the range today, but the wind came up right about the time I got set up. - A cold, blustery wind! Yuk. http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff206/arwatch/Firearms/Howa%201500/th_IMG_4296_zps9pqw1oik.jpg http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff206/arwatch/Firearms/Howa%201500/th_IMG_4297_z...
by charlesb
Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: See All sight?
Replies: 3
Views: 1719

Re: See All sight?

My reservation with this is the height above the bore. Especially on a 22 sometimes used at short range, sometimes further out, having open sights down close to bore level helps a lot.

It needs to be about half the current height to really work out as an open sight substitute.
by charlesb
Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: To Be a Texas Gunsmith...
Replies: 7
Views: 2621

Re: To Be a Texas Gunsmith...

The eight-pound maul and the big screwdriver would of course handle any stockmaking chores. Then the can of axle grease gives you a waterproof finish with an attractive sheen.

You can use it on the stock, too.
by charlesb
Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Boyds Rifle Stock
Replies: 17
Views: 3898

Re: Boyds Rifle Stock

There's something about that color combination, and it being glossy that brings official sporting equipment to mind, like the old laminated tennis racquets, the wooden head drivers for golf, or something that you might see at a bowling alley. I've been told that sometimes glass bedding is not necess...
by charlesb
Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Rifle give a way
Replies: 2
Views: 1419

Re: Rifle give a way

I tend to shy away from stuff like that, especially if it is Facebook-related, because everyone winds up being a "winner". - They get put on the SPAM list - or some other kind of list that's even worse.
by charlesb
Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Boyds Rifle Stock
Replies: 17
Views: 3898

Re: Boyds Rifle Stock

The stock arrived today. One thing unusual was that my account was not billed when it was shipped from Boyds, but a few days later when it was going to arrive. Click image to see it larger. http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff206/arwatch/Firearms/Howa%201500/th_IMG_4281_zpsmclozuvb.jpg http://i239....
by charlesb
Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Putty for Glass Bedding Jobs
Replies: 1
Views: 1181

Putty for Glass Bedding Jobs

I have been looking for an alternative to modeling clay or plasticine to use when setting up a rifle stock for glass or epoxy bedding. The clay is used to fill spaces in the barreled action where you do not want to epoxy to go, and to create 'dams' that keep the epoxy contained in the barrel channel...
by charlesb
Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Boyds Rifle Stock
Replies: 17
Views: 3898

Re: Boyds Rifle Stock

An update on the Boyds stock: I was given the impression that it would be late this week before the stock would ship... Well, here it is Wednesday morning and I have an eMail from UPS saying the the package will be delivered tomorrow. So, it looks like Boyds does not notify you when its on its way, ...
by charlesb
Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: Hunting Season Coming Up
Replies: 1
Views: 1118

Hunting Season Coming Up

Hunting Season! - What's that? http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff206/arwatch/Alpine/th_mule%20deer_zpshxcuuge3.jpg Click image to see it larger. Mule deer herd out in the desert. A few weeks ago there was a herd in somebody's yard, right across the street from the Sul Ross State University here. ...
by charlesb
Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Boyds Rifle Stock
Replies: 17
Views: 3898

Re: Boyds Rifle Stock

The 458 SOCOM ought to handle a big pig just fine. That's really a honking round! The rust blue won't give you a gloss finish like the hot-tank system, in fact they say not to bother polishing finer than 320 grit for a rust blue job. It gives you a kind of light matte finish with a sheen to it. - It...
by charlesb
Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Boyds Rifle Stock
Replies: 17
Views: 3898

Re: Boyds Rifle Stock

I"m one of those people who gets a big kick out of waiting for an upcoming event. I mark it on the calendar and get obsessive about it, but it's all in fun. I've decided not to shoot the gun again until I get the new stock. I already know what it will do as it is. My son and I were going to buy an e...
by charlesb
Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Boyds Rifle Stock
Replies: 17
Views: 3898

Boyds Rifle Stock

Today I ordered a new stock for one of my rifles, from Boyds. Right now my Howa bolt action in .223 sits in a Hogue rubberized black stock. It's pillar-bedded but I do not really trust it for shooting from the bench. The Boyds stock is a laminated thumb-hole varmint style stock to go with my short-a...
by charlesb
Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: Neighborhood Watch
Replies: 12
Views: 3266

Re: Neighborhood Watch

It is legal to walk down the street with a loaded shotgun, not to mention sitting on your own porch with one. When the PC sickness gets so bad that cops are pestering folks exercising their rights, then it's time for those same cops to be videotaped while they receive a stern lecture on that subject...