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Thread: New shoulder stock I machined. (Pics)

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    My custom machined shoulder stock. (Pics)

    *EDIT* Final pics in my last post.


    I sourced a couple parts from my “already machined” Firebird Precision A-1 bench-rest stock, and started from scratch. I have the MDT TAC21 Chassis, which uses an adapter for AR style buffer tubes. The stock uses a standard gov. length buffer tube and an overall of 14.25” length of pull. But with the style of the Chassis & added adapter, the length of pull becomes irritatingly LONG! So the first part was to shorten the tube. In doing this, I had to machine a new aluminum “plug” for the stock leg to bolt to.


    Next was designing a carrier plate for the overall design I wanted! And then cut a .250” thick plate of 2024 t345 billet to the desired overall shape. The pic is lining up for threaded holes to drill.


    Carrier rough machined & mocked up.


    Made a cheek riser from Kydex and is manually adjustable via spacers. Finished machined, painted and assembled. Need to pick up some some 10-32 round head screws for the cheek riser.

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    Good work! Clean, nice looking stock.

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    you got some skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertDug View Post
    you got some skills.
    Much appreciated my friend. Machining/Fabrication is actually my true passion. Gunsmithing/building & Custom Knife-making are just “shoot offs” of my core focus. I was almost killed, 100% disabled & paralyzed in my left arm/hand in 2014...and while it CERTAINLY has slowed me WAAAYY down, hasn’t stopped me completely from doing what I love.

    well, sometimes it does.....but not EVERY day! LOL!

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    Beautiful work, BRAVO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaCop View Post
    Beautiful work, BRAVO!
    Thank you sir. I also just picked up an Athlon scope shade. Now I know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder....but the culmination of everything Iíve done has turned this into an incredible looking piece of hardware, IMHO. (Thank goodness it shoots as good as it looks, LOL!) It came together exactly as I wanted.
    Here it is now, with the new pieces.



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    Great looking setup!
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    very nice work from a talented guy...

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    Oh I forgot. Here is the original stock.


    And after some consideration, I decided to machine an adjustable end plate. Milling slots to allow side to side and cant. It’s a 1/2” plate and I’m going to machine some 1/2” spacers to start. So again it will be adjustable for length of pule, but via spacers.

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    Very nice! Always rewarding building something yourself!

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    Getting there! Finished milling slots and inletting so screw heads sit below surface. Cut out the basic shape and started grinding material off to match the shoulder stock profile. Unfortunately I do not have CNC, just my mill. So pretty much all of my Metal shaping other that straight milling, is done with my 2x72 Belt Grinder. And I need some belts!

    But its it’s getting there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hoback View Post
    Oh I forgot. Here is the original stock.


    And after some consideration, I decided to machine an adjustable end plate. Milling slots to allow side to side and cant. Itís a 1/2Ē plate and Iím going to machine some 1/2Ē spacers to start. So again it will be adjustable for length of pule, but via spacers.
    What "Pule"?

    Nice Work David.
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    Machined a new shoulder plate adjustable side to side & for can’t. Can adjust LOP, but only manually via the standoffs.


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    Here is the completed stock, and on the rifle.


    Close up.

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    I like the lines you created. What stock was that originally?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robinhood View Post
    I like the lines you created. What stock was that originally?
    Thank you Robin. It started life as a Firebird Precision A1 Bench stock. (Pic on Post #9). I reused the buffer tube, although it was shortened and machined, and used the shoulder rest plate. The other parts I designed & made.

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    Looks great! Nice reward for your talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck_Up View Post
    Looks great! Nice reward for your talent.

    buck_up got that right.

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    Thanks guys. It came out exactly as I wanted. I love the side to side and canting adjustability of the shoulder rest plate. So much more comfortable.

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