- Apr 30, 2016
I picked up a used Boyd’s stock on eBay for a rifle I’m tinkering on. When I torque the action screws, at around 20 in-lbs the magazine jams against the bolt and will not lock in. I did some measuring and the Boyd’s is about .060” thinner where the action screws pass through the stock. Out of curiosity I placed 1/4” flat washers between the action and stock where the screws pass through and torqued to 35 in-lbs, the mag locks and it feeds fine and it’s solidly on the recoil lug. I’m planning on pillar bedding it anyway, couldn’t I just cut the pillars .060” past flush with the stock, so long as there’s still plenty of recoil lug engaging the action? And epoxy bed the action? It’s a 7-08. Also thinking .060" past flush isn't terribly much, and could probably due with just the pillars and epoxy, and not a full bed job.