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macondas
September 14, 2000, 08:06 PM
I just bought another rifle. This one is an Isreali Mauser (mdl 98) that I dropped off at the local smiths today to have the barrel chopped and an Ashley scout scope mount installed. I was thinking about replacing the stock with a sporter from www.gunstocks.com (http://www.gunstocks.com) but before I do I have a couple of questions.

1) How does a rifle's action (specifically a Mauser's) transfer the energy from recoil to the stock? Does the crossbolt have anything to do with this? Does receiver and bottom plate clamping onto the stock have something to do with this? Or does the back of the action pushing into the stock act as the mechanism?

2) When restocking to a sporter stock is is required to glass bed the action or can I just pillar bed it the way the Mauser Bros intended without potentially damaging the stock.

3) Is there another synthetic stock besides Ramline that will work on this action with a cost lower than $100? I already have a Ramline on another Mauser and I don't particularly care for it, but I don't want to sink alot of money into this project.

Thanks for the help!!

Jim in Louisville

[This message has been edited by macondas (edited September 14, 2000).]

George Stringer
September 15, 2000, 07:42 AM
Jim, the energy is transferred through the recoil lug. The crossbolt in the military stock isn't needed in a replacement unless you are converting to a big magnum. There are other stocks on the market but even the Ramline is now $100. George

George Stringer
September 15, 2000, 07:43 AM
Jim you can bed it either way. The best pillar bedding method is a combination of both. George

macondas
September 15, 2000, 04:44 PM
What stock would you suggest using then? I may just stick with what it came with for now then add a better one later.

I read in an article in Handloader about a scout rifle that was Finn Aagaard's, and in it he mentions a "Brent Clifton" that made his scout rifle. I like the looks of that stock, but had no luck with an internet search for that name.