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Would it be pointless to put a match stock ferrule on my SOCOM? I've done just about every accuracy upgrade that I can to it, so this may be the last one. Other than bedding it of course.
 

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I'm getting about 2-2.5" groups at 100 yards. I know the SOCOM isn't designed to be long range. I'm hitting steel silhouettes out to 400 meters and I want to try to push it to 5.
 

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It's a USGI fiberglass. It's not as tight as my wood stock but the trigger lock up is tighter.
 

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Reinforce the front end and it would make a lot more sense
 

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I shot my last group with 165 grain Hornady Outback ammunition. They are soft point game kings I do believe. That was a earlier this month getting ready to take some white tail this season.
 

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I'd confirm whether you have any GC interference. Fiberglass is not going to swell from heat like a wood stock.

If no GC interaction than I would just grease the front band-ferrule interface and be done with it.
 

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Hey JD,

What's the best tools to use for a fiberglass stock NM ferrule mod???

For walnut or birch I use a rasp and die grinder on a rheostat to clearance the GC. Not sure about working with fiberglass.
 

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J I'm sure there's something better but I use a end grinder & various files......

Don Chatam, an old USMC match armorer, showed me a neat little trick..... Don takes a quarter & after centering it up traces around it using a scribe, cut the bottom half out then blend the sides & it looks identical to a real GI NM furrel
 

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I'd confirm whether you have any GC interference. Fiberglass is not going to swell from heat like a wood stock.

If no GC interaction than I would just grease the front band-ferrule interface and be done with it.
What do you mean by GC interference? As far as the stock contacting the GC?
 

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I worked with Don and soon became friends with him, I had been building rifles for years when we met but I still learned something new on a daily basis!

The amount of knowledge the man has is simply amazing
 

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What do you mean by GC interference? As far as the stock contacting the GC?
Yes.

Part of the front end mod is to clearance this area. Basically, relieve it some back past the first screw in the sling loop fitting.

If the stock swells from heat and you get GC contact it throws off your POI.
 

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Yes.

Part of the front end mod is to clearance this area. Basically, relieve it some back past the first screw in the sling loop fitting.

If the stock swells from heat and you get GC contact it throws off your POI.
Thank you I will check this out and let you know of my results
 
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