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splattermatic
January 15, 2010, 16:49
decided to turn my old school remington 700 adl 30-06 with original stock into a more updated, classy bdl.
all i'm waiting on now, is a set of glossy medium rings and a leupold 3.5-10x40 vxIII to get here.

then off to the range to make sure she shoots as well as before the transformation.

she weighs w/o scope 6 lbs. 6 oz.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/splattermatic/3e4da35f.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/splattermatic/c7462963.jpg

MAINER
January 15, 2010, 17:34
:bow:

Very interesting (beautiful) wood you got there. Origional ADL whittled out?
Just noted an ADL to BDL kit at Brownell's, I believe.

Details, Mang! We needs more details! :biggrin:

splattermatic
January 15, 2010, 17:40
i have lots of extra stuff, so i dug out a bdl glossy black floorplate and follower with spring, and a bdl mag box. the stock is a bdl pattern.
i glass bedded it, cleaned it up, and viola.

a purdy now 30-06 bdl, no more cycling each round to unload the rifle.

the stock is a boyds walnut i got from a guy on another site, who refinished it.

Alien1
January 15, 2010, 17:54
Thats a really nice lookin rifle. Was it glass bedded before?, If not I bet it will shoot better just do to that process, Did I say I really liked the color of the wood :cool:

splattermatic
January 15, 2010, 18:15
yeah, it's a tackdriver, that's why i upgraded it.


hey mtang45, remember that 257 wtby mag vanguard i got off you ?

wanna see it now ??



:biggrin:

dirtyrice
January 16, 2010, 02:04
How hard is it to glass bed a bolt action rifle? I want to get a decent entry level bolt action in .308 and then maybe work on my mausers some. Mausers biggest problem is it hits really high at 100-200yards.

bobm1919
January 16, 2010, 06:20
That is some truely fine figure in that stock - eye candy!!

For Dirtyrice try:

www.tngunparts.com/mauser.htm

I've used several of their aftermarket components for Mausers.
The tall front sights are the best, shoot to point of aim and improve the sight picture.

MAINER
January 16, 2010, 10:56
Originally posted by splattermatic
yeah, it's a tackdriver, that's why i upgraded it.

hey mtang45, remember that 257 wtby mag vanguard i got off you ?

wanna see it now ??
:biggrin:


If Mtang45 doesn't, I would. My son picked up a 30-06 Wtby Vanguard and is interested in some wood to replace the funky composite stock. Looking for ideas and whatnot.

splattermatic
January 16, 2010, 11:20
i bought this over a year ago, and finally got the nerve to put it on.
this was back in september hunting antelope in wyoming.
camo'd plastic stock.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/splattermatic/falpalsantelopehunt001.jpg

to delux tiger striped wood.
the pic isn't picking up the graining or the striping, but it's really a nice piece of wood.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/splattermatic/de9e50cb.jpg

splattermatic
January 18, 2010, 14:42
well mainer, whatta ya think??

MAINER
January 18, 2010, 20:59
Yup! That's much better! :bow: There is nice grain there for sure.
Nothing like a warm stock of figured walnut! :love:

I had heard Weatherby had exceptional wood, even on the lower cost Vanguard. Is that a Vanguard "Sporter" stock from Weatherby or from one of the stockmakers?

Thanks for showin' it.

splattermatic
January 19, 2010, 17:53
factory weatherby. these stock come on the delux models.

owlcreekok
February 04, 2010, 16:20
Originally posted by bobm1919
That is some truely fine figure in that stock - eye candy!!

For Dirtyrice try:

www.tngunparts.com/mauser.htm

I've used several of their aftermarket components for Mausers.
The tall front sights are the best, shoot to point of aim and improve the sight picture.


Be careful.


http://forums.accuratereloading.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/9411043/m/3261009421

L Haney
February 04, 2010, 20:11
Originally posted by dirtyrice
How hard is it to glass bed a bolt action rifle?


Not hard at all. Your mantra as a beginner is "plug the receiver recesses, release agent, release agent, release agent". Brownell's has an excellent set of instructions included with their Accraglas kit. Be prompt on wiping the squeeze out, watch out for strange angles on the bedded metal that may generate a "one piece" completed work. You'll do fine.

Lowell

bobm1919
February 05, 2010, 05:19
Thanks for the heads up on TNgunparts.

I haven't dealt with them in a while so was unaware of this development.

So, OK, no easy front sight replacement, you could put some industrial grade paste epoxy (PC7 or the like) on there and file to shape.

Kind of hoky but it works, at least it gets you shooting.

Besides, the stuff seems to last forever, I did the same thing to a Hi-Power to get a measurement as to which replacement sight to buy. It's been chugging along for a year or so with no sign of coming off.

The replacement sight is still in the baggie waiting to go on, hope I don't lose it in the parts bin - LOL.