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Old 08-30-2013, 09:16 PM   #1
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So I just HAD to get that last 1/2 ounce of trigger adjustment on my Remington 700. It's an ADL, and if you don't have the internal magazine 100% flush when you tighten it to the action, guess what happens when you tighten the action screw with a walnut stock?

SPLIT! 3' wood crack between the trigger assembly and the action screw. I wanted to cry, I was so disgusted with myself. I have taken this rifle and re assembled 100 times without a problem.....

it's a 30-06, so no interest in gluing or anything else that won't handle the recoil.

I found a used synthetic stock. Immediately floated the barrel must admit it 'molds to' the action much better than the walnut. I miss the classic look, but hey this is an all-weather hunting rifle. So I guess I have one of those black ops sniper rifles now lol. I'll miss that old wood stock, interested in seeing if she shoots different now.

Anybody else do something stupid to screw up a gun when you should have known better?
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:31 PM   #2
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I just recently broke a tap in the bolt body of my Mosin. I felt it tensing up but wanted to get one tiny little bit more out of the turn. :embarrassed:
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Anybody else do something stupid to screw up a gun when you should have known better?
Retired from home renovations. Wish I had a nickel for every time

I tightened a screw too tight on that gig. Foremost in my mind is the time

I tightened down a toilet base too tight, and craa-aa-aac-c-ck!

Or the time I installed a glass sliding door, and drilled too tight

towards the glass for the security bolt. The 5X7 foot safety

glass panel shattering into a million pieces sounded more like

"SCHROOO-ISCTH-klink! Ka-crish,ka-crish,ka-crish!" I think

this background has made me very careful around my shootin'

irons.

On a brighter note, I enjoy all my synthetic and composite stocks

far too much. Wood is nice, but these plastic babies don't scratch,

dent, or stain, stay clean, and fit like a glove.

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You could get ya a nice laminate from Boyd's. Get a classic to keep the same lines .
http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/product.htm?pid=8345&cat=1223

I have used one for the last 17 years as a all weather stock on a custom. Well spent 92 bucks.
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The synthetics are more practical but I still love the wood. Just something about hunting with a fine piece of wood and steel in your hand.

As for all of the stupid things I've done, I've learned to develop selective memory. All of the people I know could probably come up with a long list of stupid things I've done, but I don't remember any of it.
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SPLIT! 3' wood crack between the trigger assembly and the action screw.
Whas that three foot crack or three inch crack?

Are you sure it can't be repaired?

I would think wedge, syringe glue, clamp, refinish would make a serviceable fix.

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Not interested in a cracked stock glued or otherwise
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Sorry to hear about your loss, Chloeshooter.
I have never done anything to a gun, but I could write a novel on how to mess up an RCBS 30-06 sizer die.
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I recently checked in on my guns after sitting in the cabinet for no more than 3 months. I'd had to build a barrel rest out of wood covered with felt to replace the POS it came with. After that short amount of time, the barrels rusted (slightly) where they touched the felt. The stainless ones were the worst. Very disappointed with that. I put some rem oil on the felt, cleaned the guns, and it happened again 3 or so weeks later! Made a new rest, new felt, way more gun oil, and we'll see......
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So I just HAD to get that last 1/2 ounce of trigger adjustment on my Remington 700. It's an ADL, and if you don't have the internal magazine 100% flush when you tighten it to the action, guess what happens when you tighten the action screw with a walnut stock?

SPLIT! 3' wood crack between the trigger assembly and the action screw. I wanted to cry, I was so disgusted with myself. I have taken this rifle and re assembled 100 times without a problem.....

it's a 30-06, so no interest in gluing or anything else that won't handle the recoil.

I found a used synthetic stock. Immediately floated the barrel must admit it 'molds to' the action much better than the walnut. I miss the classic look, but hey this is an all-weather hunting rifle. So I guess I have one of those black ops sniper rifles now lol. I'll miss that old wood stock, interested in seeing if she shoots different now.

Anybody else do something stupid to screw up a gun when you should have known better?
If it involves wood I can screw it up. Like a friend says " you can't screw something up if you don't do anything".
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