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The Hack

04 Mar 2019
@ 12:44 am (GMT)

bryan long

So I wanted an obscure calibre in a really light gun.

Then I read the books, read the KB, asked some questions and then got this.


https://www.instagram.com/p/Bui1_vzh16I/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1n2u7pjbi5qgv


Remington 700 tactical in .308, secondhand dropped in a Jewel trigger (man are they smooth!) then a used and roughed up HS Precision stock. EGW rail, Burris signature Zee rings with a Sightron 3.5-10 X 44IR (without the IR it’d be very limited for me in lowlight and hunting on woods etc).

I fitted some flush cups for side carry, got a single neverlost sling and also a backpack type sling for when thing a get vertical.

3 shots from
Cold bore to dead centre. Only got it with 24 hours before the end of the season due to needless delays and BS
So never got on a deer.

Have goats for the summer.

Just to mention, my 77 year old father found it a lovely gun to walk out with for a few hours.
I didn’t have the heart to tell him “it’s too heavy for stalking:hunting”

When I took off the Hogue stock, previous owner had used epoxy to stiffen the forened, but left a high spot that was rubbing the barrel. I’m sure at that stage they fully convinced themselves the gun was for the bin. One thing I learned from here and the books is every detail must be correct before you move to the next step.

Thanks to Nathan and everyone else for here, the books and this discussion forum.

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04 Mar 2019
@ 06:17 am (GMT)

bryan long

Re: The Hack
[img]https://www.instagram.com/p/Bui1_vzh16I/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=wf7ujk3ha3kl[img]
04 Mar 2019
@ 10:43 am (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: The Hack
That's a fine looking "Bitsa" you've made Bryan. Bits of this, bits of that. knock knock, tap tap .....Wow man...
LOOK at that! 😆

25 Apr 2019
@ 09:16 am (GMT)

bryan long

Re: The Hack
25 Apr 2019
@ 09:16 am (GMT)

bryan long

Re: The Hack
with a layer of fluid film, some bubble alomg the edges just to make me cry.

25 Apr 2019
@ 09:52 am (GMT)

bryan long

Re: The Hack
But a question, do the threads on this screw look correct for a remington action? They look distorted?

25 Apr 2019
@ 09:59 am (GMT)

bryan long

Re: The Hack
77 year old Donkey, I couldn't even explain to him that a 10 1/2lbs gun is too heavy for hunting



25 Apr 2019
@ 10:26 pm (GMT)

Paul Leverman

Re: The Hack
Remington should (may) have 1/4-28 screws. Without a better picture, it looks like this one was cross-threaded or had something in the hole. May also have been screwed into a differently threaded hole, perhaps a 1/4-20 or 1/4-32?
26 Apr 2019
@ 05:20 am (GMT)

bryan long

Re: The Hack
Thanks Paul,
neither will thread fully through the holes in the action. Might be able to see more in this picture
26 Apr 2019
@ 05:21 am (GMT)

bryan long

Re: The Hack
26 Apr 2019
@ 08:40 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: The Hack
Hi Bryan, the common name for this thread pitch is 1/4" UNF (1/4" x 28). If there has been some cross threading (perhaps compound seeped into the threads), it may pay to obtain a thread tap and wind this in by hand to clean up the threads. If you need new screws, these will ship from the U.S (Midway / Brownells) to Ireland without restrictions. But you may also be able to find 1/4" UNF hex heads locally.
26 Apr 2019
@ 09:10 am (GMT)

bryan long

Re: The Hack
Thanks Nathan, that's how they looked when I took them out to bed. Previous owner seemed rough as. He'f filled in the front end of the existing hogue stock and left it touching the barrel in one spot.
I'll order new ones.
26 Apr 2019
@ 10:27 pm (GMT)

Paul Leverman

Re: The Hack
It looks as if the holes had some contaminant in them. The threads are still intact, but you can see how the apex has been rounded off. As Nathan said, you should find a hand tap and t-handle and clean up the threads in the hole first. If you try to wind in the new bolts, the same thing will happen again. Be very careful about your alignment when using the tap, not difficult to do, but can sometimes be tricky to get it started. The issue being where the threads of the hole are damaged. A taper tap is your best bet for ease of operation and alignment, and please please please don't use a wrench on the tap. Use only a t-handle. This will assist in helping to keep the tap square to the hole and give you a much better feel for what is happening.
 

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