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Old December 12, 2012, 07:16 PM   #26
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I used geat stuff in the rear portion of the stock and epoxy and steel rods in the front. Night and day difference how rigid it is.
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Old December 12, 2012, 07:34 PM   #27
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Regular Great Stuff expands as it cures..... could be bad ju-ju.

They make a "Windows and Doors" formula (blue can) that does not.

Liquid Nails shrinks as it cures.... could also be bad, if used without something for an aggregate .....
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Old December 20, 2012, 02:43 AM   #28
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So I used the great stuff foam. And maybe it needs longer to cure (been about 9 hours) but it didn't get as hard and rigid as I thought it would. It's all still pretty soft and spongy.
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Old December 20, 2012, 10:00 AM   #29
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"So I used the great stuff foam. And maybe it needs longer to cure (been about 9 hours) but it didn't get as hard and rigid as I thought it would. It's all still pretty soft and spongy."

It helps to put a little Viagra in it.
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Old December 20, 2012, 10:10 AM   #30
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Picher.... nevermind....
On the stock filling, I used 1/2 of a 1lb ankle weight, in the buttstock of my son's Turk Mauser, the new barrel will be a 26 inch Douglas fluted with muzzle break, and I figure it would help balance it out for pointability.
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Old December 20, 2012, 11:56 AM   #31
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I'm gonna see if I can dig the foam out of there and find some kind of resin to fill it in with. maybe something I can pour in there. I'm gonna use bondo on the forearm but looks like i would need quite a bit of bondo and stuffing it in there could probably get annoying.
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Old December 20, 2012, 04:36 PM   #32
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So for those interested...

Used loctite epoxy putty to fill in the forearm and it stiffened it up nicely and added a nice bit of weight. Also used the putty to fill in the trigger guard area then epoxied it in place (had to grind some of the putty out to allow proper fitting of the trigger)

All that's left is filling in that hollow butt stock after I finish digging all the foam out. I've had to dig it out little by little. Pry a hardened chunk out, let the still wet foam underneath cure, pry that out etc. Almost got it all out.

I had used loctite instant epoxy to fill in some of the smaller holes in the stock and that worked great hardened nicely didn't shrink. Does anyone know of something liek that I can buy in a bigger quantity than the little tube they sell at walmart? I think it'd work great but can't imagine how many of those little thigns I'd need to fill in even half of the buttstock.
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Old December 20, 2012, 05:49 PM   #33
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Why the heck would you "dig the foam out" after filling the butt with it ? The poly foam is NOT supposed to become rock hard....and that doesn't matter anyway. Filled with the cured foam, the butt stock is much more rigid than before - as rigid as it ever needs to be.

If you insist that it be hard as a rock....I would suggest filling it with concrete. Then, you'll get that "rock hard" feeling you want.....
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Old December 20, 2012, 06:39 PM   #34
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check my previous post
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Old December 21, 2012, 09:49 PM   #35
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worms

Adding "real" weight (BB's, lead shot, etc) to the butt only, always makes a longgun feel all out of balance to me, way too whippy and muzzle light.

I have used the foam worms, , couple of handfulls dropped in and tamped flush quited them down well.
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Old December 22, 2012, 02:18 AM   #36
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Bondo comes in 1 gal can . you will be mixing alot so do it outside . that stuff reeks
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Old December 22, 2012, 12:34 PM   #37
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I actually had some bondo, returned it, and bought a whole bunch of epoxy putty that i used to fill the forearm and trigger guard area. Worked great. Contemplating just using the same stuff on the stock, and I'm going to leave a little space in there for a small survival kit (plus the recoil pad inserts into the stock)
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