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Hey, hoping I can find some advice here. I put a whistlepig barrel on my 10/22 and decided I wanted to inlet the factory contour stock to fit the bull barrel. I got the barrel installed, found a couple of deep sockets that measure .940" and wrapped them with sandpaper and went to work. I made a few pencil marks so I knew when I had sanded through the original surface. When I went to put the receiver and barrel back in the stock, it is still touching towards the front where the barrel band would be. I have put it in and out probably 30 times now, trying to fine tune, but the spot where it is touching never changes. I backed out the action bolt 1/8 turn and it helped, but didn't fix it. I also tried loosening the v-block screws just barely and same thing, didn't completely fix it. I have no idea why it is still touching, I can run a dollar bill up no problem until the last 2" of the fore end. My worry is the extra pressure up front will cause unnecessary flex and hurt accuracy. Do I just hog it out to an inch? Does anyone else have experience with these particular barrels? I'm about to just order a hogue stock and call it a day.
 

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Get some of you wife/girlfriends lipstick (color doesn’t matter) and smear the bottom of the barrel, place barreled action back in stock, tap with rubber mallet. Pull barreled action back out, you should be able to see where you are touching/ being held up. Remove just the area that has lip stick. Repeat as necessary.
 

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Thanks! Hadn't thought of that, I'll give it a try. Should I be tightening the action down to the stock or leaving it loose?
 

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When I bed them I snug up the stock screws .

Ask your wife for old lipstick she no longer uses... Don't take her good stuff.
If you aren't married make sure no friends see you "Lipstick Shopping" they will ask questions .
Gary
 

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I've been using some brass shim stock around the action screw. I don't have one in front of me but seems like they are about 1 1/2 inches long by 3/4 inches wide with a hole drilled for the action screw to fit through.

Adding a shim around the action screw will raise the whole action and barrel above the stock. A shim in front of the action screw will do the same but is more of a tilt than just a straight lift.

You can also experiment with a piece of inner tube at different points in the barrel channel. On my first Whistlepig barrel I tried free floating with shims around the action screw, then with rubber pads (1" x 2") inner tube backed by doublesided tape) at 1 inch forward of the receiver (measuring from the action screw), then at 2 inches, then at 3 inches, etc. I found the smallest groups at 7 inches out from the action screw.

On my second barrel it gave the smallest groups when freefloated. Then there's the matter of best ammo for smallest groups. Enjoy the experimenting!
 

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When I bed them I snug up the stock screws .

Ask your wife for old lipstick she no longer uses... Don't take her good stuff.

Gary
Take the good stuff.....................you probably paid for it anyway. :D
 

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I buy lipstick and nail polish for gun work at the after Halloween sales. Discount garish colors abound. Glow in the dark polish is great for sights.

Jeff

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