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Mcmillan stock crack Opinions

27 Oct 2018
@ 01:26 pm (GMT)

zane cameron

Just took a Mc Millan hunting stock off my tikka t3 and Noticed two cracks. One in the front behind the pillar in front of the mag and the second at the back in front of the pillar. I have purchased the stock and rifle off a bloke a couple of years ago and wonder if the torque setting's have been to tight before and stressed the glass as I am careful of torque settings as it explains in Nathan's book.
What should i do - Throw it away , or is there a fix, maybe bedding may fix it or is it buggered?
Any thoughts would be helpful.I have used Terminal Ballistic Glass bedding compound before so am familiar with it.

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27 Oct 2018
@ 04:18 pm (GMT)

Chris Murphy

Re: Mcmillan stock crack Opinions
Hi Zane V out the cracks and depending on how deep they are use some high strength two pot epoxy to fill/join or if they aren’t too bad V them out and fill them when bedding. If it doesn’t have pillars put some alloy pillars in before bedding
27 Oct 2018
@ 05:19 pm (GMT)

zane cameron

Re: Mcmillan stock crack Opinions
Awesome Chris. Good to know there maybe a fix. A bit disappointed in the stock actually. When you look at these stocks closely there ain't allot of fibber glass between the pillar and the mag. But then again they are not designed for high torque. Cheers for your answer Chris.
27 Oct 2018
@ 06:09 pm (GMT)

John D. Hays - New Mexico

Re: Mcmillan stock crack Opinions
Before you start trying to fix it yourself contact McMillan.

All they can say is, “No.”

Their stocks are not cheap. They should stand behind their product.
27 Oct 2018
@ 09:09 pm (GMT)

zane cameron

Re: Mcmillan stock crack Opinions
Yeah absolutely , should try. Cheers John. Think its worth close to a grand to land it here in Aus.
27 Oct 2018
@ 10:34 pm (GMT)

Iain

Re: Mcmillan stock crack Opinions
McMillan have an excellent guarantee and they will honour it.

Sounds like maybe someone has used in your stock a calibre much hotter than the fill is rated for, or maybe as you suggested, over torqued screws (bit hard with pillars), or who knows.

The problem for those of us down here is postage costs, but I'd definitely contact McMillan first. I have found them to be responsive and helpful.

Plan B would be the repair described in this thread.
28 Oct 2018
@ 11:31 pm (GMT)

zane cameron

Re: Mcmillan stock crack Opinions
Thanks for responses you have been most helpfull.
 

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