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WB
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Thursday, April 20, 2017, 14:45 (235 days ago)

No biggie, I've been here before. Tomorrow you'll never be able to tell. That laminated wood is harder than a woodpecker's bill! The mill-lathe made short work of grooving slots in the forend. So easy the buttstock make a monkey out of me, catching me off guard. Paddle pits, ha! Forrester bits, no way. Steel drill bits, wallowing and grabby. It walked over into the screw hole for the buttplate. So the hardwood dowel and epoxy hole fixer trick.

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Tomorrow I'll cut flush and file proper, drill a new screw hole. Then figure what weights I'm going to use in the recess. Hey, lets not tell Doug, ok?!

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I would have added the 3rd forend screw

Blake
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Thursday, April 20, 2017, 15:34 (235 days ago) @ WB

To that forend if I was going to add wait to it
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Just saying. I am going to add a barrel band to the front of my
500NE. Should keep the forend in place, and look cool with the
express sights.

I LOVE seeing this stuff!!!!

Drdougrx
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Thursday, April 20, 2017, 15:53 (235 days ago) @ Blake

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Hey, I still could. Do a hardwood bed post w/screw

WB
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Thursday, April 20, 2017, 15:58 (235 days ago) @ Blake

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Do you have enough grip (depth of forend) to

"O" Gary
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Thursday, April 20, 2017, 17:16 (235 days ago) @ WB

use a threaded insert, something with knife threads to anchor in the wood.

Don't know if you need to do it but if you needed to flow epoxy just heat it up with a heat gun. When warmed, epoxy flows like water.

Now that's a cool trick. First time I've seen that...

Huey
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Thursday, April 20, 2017, 15:58 (235 days ago) @ Blake

Great post...

we use a common drinking straw inserted into

Gary Reeder
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Thursday, April 20, 2017, 16:58 (235 days ago) @ Blake

the forend over the screw holes and pour the epoxy around it. Then when it dries just cut the straw off where it meets up with the screw hole in the barrel.

the third forend screw will help to keep the forend from

Gary Reeder
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Thursday, April 20, 2017, 17:07 (235 days ago) @ Blake

ripping the 2 screws out under recoil. Just like a bipod attached to the forend adds enough weight to rip the 2 screws out of the barrel. It is the same principle. The extra weight in the forend often causes the screws to pull out under recoil. Sort of damned if you do and damned if you don't.

most of the forends we have routed out have

Gary Reeder
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Thursday, April 20, 2017, 16:16 (235 days ago) @ WB

worked perfect with 45 long colt SWCs end to end and then cover with epoxy like I mentioned below to keep them from rattling. We used a half inch drill bit for the cut out. Yours looks a bit bigger so maybe 475 caliber slugs.

Try some Forster bits. Connecticut Valley makes a good set.

"O"Gary
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Thursday, April 20, 2017, 17:11 (235 days ago) @ WB

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Without a drill press it was fruitless!

WB
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Thursday, April 20, 2017, 17:48 (235 days ago) @ "O"Gary

I have a very good set!

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