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Best Way to Line up Bore with Stock
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dontstrokeme
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:14 pm    Post subject: Best Way to Line up Bore with Stock Reply with quote

I am about ready to tear into my stock and drill a hole for my mercury tube and am wondering if yall have any ideas as how to keep the hole in the stock at the same angle as the bore?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Way to Line up Bore with Stock Reply with quote

If you are using a drill press, with a padded vise, insert a 1x into the barrel channel in such a way that the edge extends past the jaws, with a level, plumb the stock. Drill your hole center, it will be aligned.

If you are drilling by hand, same thing, on padded bench vise. Use a hand drill with a bubble eye in the grip. Drill straight down, using a stool to stand on. Go slow and keep the eye centered in the circle, it will be close enough.

If you have access to a horizontal boring machine, plumb the stock as with the drill press. just now call it level.

Now if you have a synthetic, suggest you make very sure the stock is not hollow, by drilling a small hole first. If the stock is hollow, you will need to install a tube to hold the recoil reducer. More fun with this than you may want to get involved with.
Ed

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