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Fellas i need to add about a pound to the but end of my mcmillan/bruno HV stock that my 30BR is sitting in. What is the best way for me to do this? Pease advise. Thanks lee
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Drill a big hole and fill it with lead shot...
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Wow! I didn't see that coming.
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I did a Google search for a regular weight system, but came up empty. I would like to do this the best way possible, if possible. Lee
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I really was serious about that. If you come up with a better way, let me know....
The front of this stock has had the same treatment...
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skeetlee I did a Google search for a regular weight system, but came up empty. I would like to do this the best way possible, if possible. Lee
What is the "best way"?
This ain't rocket science. You gotta decide if you want the weight to be removable or not. Then you gotta decide what makes the most sense for the weight material. A pound of flour probably isn't as good in this application as a pound of lead. Maybe you're wealthy, in which case use gold if you want.
Lead shot is an excellent alternative, because it's cheap, dense, and will conform to the shape of the hole in which it's poured. If you want it to stay inside the stock more or less permanently, then mix it with epoxy.
I had a McMillan BR stock which weighed 14 (fourteen) pounds by itself, as a result of lead shot being encased inside it. Was that the "best way"? I don't know, but it worked very well.
If you're still skeptical, then call McMillan and ask them what they might recommend.
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I did the same as alf , with one small difference. I placed the weight bar toward the bottom of my stock so as not to make it top heavy, keeping the center of mass low for a bit better tracking in the bags.My weight bar was made with a plastic sleeve filled with #9 bird shot epoxied at both ends to keep the shot in place. If you want the weight out just remove the but plate and remove the sleeve.