Should have stayed with my original guess, hahahah. Nice that it shoots better, maybe just a re-crown is all it needed??? Keep us posted on the accuracy.I cut off 4.5 inches. It finished at about 17.25. I'm shooting it quick right now and it's certainly as good or better than before I chopped it. That makes me happy!! I will post up later a more detailed 'how I did it' but here's a picture of my DIY crown job. All up, unloaded, it weighs 5lbs 11oz. It's definitely a different animal being so light.I believe the potential is there though,
As it shot better than it ever has. I just need to shoot it a bunch to work on my lightweight rifle skills. View attachment 92869
from what I've found 45 inch/lbs front, 35 rear- probably a good idea to tighten both at the same time- incrementally- finishing with the frontQuestion, how tight are you guys torquing your actions screws and in what order for the best accuracy?
The answer to this question is all over the place on other forums and never the same answer.
Any idea what your velocity loss was with the barrel chop?^ Nice!
Well I attacked the silicone gel this afternoon; I used WD40 as a lubricant and a combination of a long, thin screwdriver and a butterknife to work the edges. I couldn't get the big piece to come out with the screwdriver, so I used a 1/2" wood bit to screw into the gel and the pull it. I still fought for a long time and then finally decided to remove the rear swivel stud (it sticks up a lot!) and then voila popped right out, the grip piece came out pretty easy w/ the drill bit
weight of my stock before gel removal
after, a full 9 oz
23 oz.? Wow. My Montana 84m stock weighs 25 oz. Add another ounce for the trigger guard. And another 2.5 oz. for the mag box, spring, and follower. So 28.5 oz. total.
How much does the Hunter magazine weigh?
for a 168 gr bullet, 65 feet (22" vs 19")- it's not a lot, much less than I would have thoughtAny idea what your velocity loss was with the barrel chop?