Winner! Unboxing package from JH586 plus a plea for advice on a cracked stock.

Full.Lead.Taco | May 15th, 2019

 

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MCK
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MCK

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Jerry 1911
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Jerry 1911

Georgia collusion. LOL
Brother, you always crack me up! Congratulations on the Strikefire. Now we just need to figure out how to meet up and maybe you’ll let me try it out? LOL
This coming holiday weekend is going to rock, one day of shooting, and a day of smoking brisket! Interested? But that would mean 2 60 mile trips for you and your family to come out to ‘T-town’…. hey bro, it’s an invitation to you and your family

tandyneill
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Any of the glues you mentioned will do a good job. The screw is going to put a lot of strain on the glue joint. If it were me after the stock has dried and is back in one piece i would drill a 3/4″ hole where the screw hole is a couple of inches or more deep and epoxy in a hardwood dowel then drill a hole for the screw in the dowel.

aaron
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aaron

I had the same problem with a 303 British and used acurglass bedding compound as glue and put release agent on the screw it worked awesome! You can’t see the repair if you don’t know it’s there and I have used the gun for hunting for years now in all kinds of crappy weather and it’s doing fine. I tried it on two boards first to test it and the boards broke in a different spot rather than come apart we’re glue.

John's Hand Loading
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John's Hand Loading

I am not sure how you plan on gluing the piece back on, I assume you will be mating it to the stock, drilling a pilot hole and screwing the two halves from the bottom with a long, skinny screw. possibly two screws because of the length of the area. I think that is what I would do. I have done a couple broken stocks in the past and always used wood glue and screws. I also have used Elmer’s white glue on stocks with screws left in them. My suggestion, without actually handling it – a two part repair.… Read more »

FortuneCookie45LC
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FortuneCookie45LC

Mike – Congrats on your Strikefire..!! Steve

tmcokc
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tmcokc

The cracked stock represents a gunsmiths common repair request. Brownell’s markets a product called Accura Glass used by gunsmiths and stock makers that does exactly what needs to be done on this stock. Accura Glass has been used for bedding rifle actions and other repairs for at least 40 years and is stronger than any epoxy product that I have used. I would recommend that you first clean both surfaces of all oil & grease using acetone and after allowing it to evaporate apply the Accura glass following directions for use. Use rubber tubing, stretched tight, to hold both pieces… Read more »

Eagle Eye Shooting
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Eagle Eye Shooting

I was going to suggest Larry potterfields method. The gorilla glue soaks into the wood. However it kinda petrifies it. Stronge but a little brittle. Maybe throw in some oak dowels or the same wood type

EWA Thoughts
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EWA Thoughts

Look through some of the Anvil videos put out by C&Rsenal.
Mark shows how to conserve old rifles the proper way.

mikie505
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mikie505

Hey Taco
I would use Tite-Bond3 it is a great glue. also I would plug the screw hole and when all is dry re-drill for the screw. Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!1

The Big Man
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The Big Man

Great video. A lot of good suggestions on the stock. If you glue the pieces together, I would possibly look at using a small dowel rod in the two pieces connecting them together to give it more rigidly. Full disclosure, I have never had to do something like that (knock on wood) so I am only speaking hypothetically.