View Full Version : Forearm stock crack question

April 4, 2009, 06:23 PM
What causes cracked forearm stocks primarily, just bought a new browning gold deer hunter and after 2 shots in the lead sled, the wood forearm stock cracked 4-5 inches. All replies appreiciated

April 4, 2009, 07:08 PM
If you just bought it I would hazard to guess it was a horribly made/faulty forearm that as soon as it felt the pressure from the catridges it started to crack/expand. Im implying that it was carcked to begin with but not visibily or externally. I would bring it back asap and contact who I needed to get that fixed or a brand new one with out charge! (Hopefully, good luck with that!)

April 4, 2009, 07:13 PM
Not sure why your foream cracked. Typically, it's from overtightening them. As far as the lead sled...it's not unheard of to crack stocks using them. I've personally seen it happen twice on heavy recoiling rifles meant for African hunting (to which several of my buddies are addicted).

April 4, 2009, 08:45 PM
Send it back to Browning and they'll probably replace it at no cost. I had the forearm on my BT-99 crack after owning it about 7 months, took it back to the gun shop I bought it from, then sent it to Browning (the entire gun, not just the forearm). It took a while but when I got it back the new forearm matched the finish on the stock perfectly, fit fine, and there was no charge.

Apparently Browning has no specific time limit on warranty. They want to see the gun and then determine if it will be covered. If it's due to abuse they won't cover it, if not they generally will.

April 5, 2009, 03:49 PM
Thanks guys, I never really have used a shotgun in the lead sled just muzzleloader and rifles. Didn't know if it would be the cause or not. Gun shop is sending the whole gun back to browning they are saying it will 6-8 weeks. Thanks for the input.

A/C Guy
April 5, 2009, 04:10 PM
Why would anyone put a shotgun in a leadsled?
What can you gain from that?
If you are checking POI, a leadsled won't help because a shotgun has no rear sight. If the POI on a patterning board is not at POA, then you have a stock fit problem. A leadsled can't help you find that or correct that.

April 5, 2009, 04:30 PM
Well, A/C Guy, it would appear you are correct! Heck they don't even have a front bead:eek: They do, however, have a scope mount since as the OP clearly stated it is a Deer Hunter model thus rifled barrel...:D Pays to read the whole post, huh:rolleyes:

April 5, 2009, 04:32 PM
I am guessing that the recoil was to fierce. BTW THat looks like a real fine shootin' iron!