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26 Mar 2015 21:11 - 27 Mar 2015 07:28 #1 by Send-it
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well I got a Sinclair f class bipod for a b-day present the other day, but had nothing to attach it to, until I get around to building a proper f class stock.
so,.......I purchased a blank accessory rail ($6.50), which is about 250mm long, and fitted it to my Remington 'police' stock.

first up, put the said stock into the mill vice.
sides and under sides were protected by some thin cork sheet.


next was the initial cut, of the required channel, for the rail to fit into.
so far so good.


then it was a matter of slowly taking additional cuts until the desired depth was achieved.
trial fitting the rail as we go.


the milling was now 99% done.
all I had to do was round off one end of the rail to fit nice against the slot end, and cut the rail a couple mm past the end of the stock, so I can grind/polish to suit the stock later.


all that was left was to fit the rail, drill holes through the rail and the stock for the retainer screws.
once that was done I drill some slightly bigger holes on the inside of the barrel channel, for the nuts to secure the retainer screws.
Reassemble stock to rifle, (but whilst it was separated I also adjusted the trigger a bit lighter ;) ).
done and done.


well that was quick and easy.
I'm happy with the results.
i better thank my father for helping with the milling.(cheers dad. B) )
all that's left to do is christen the f class bipod now. :)

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26 Mar 2015 21:23 #2 by S12A
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looks spot on mate, well done!

these are great for fitting hanstops to if you ever want to shoot lung supported etc!

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26 Mar 2015 21:34 #3 by Send-it
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S12A wrote: looks spot on mate, well done!

these are great for fitting hanstops to if you ever want to shoot lung supported etc!


hmmm,......didn't think of that.
good thinking. B)

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26 Mar 2015 21:46 #4 by S12A
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could be good for TR or other stuff !

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26 Mar 2015 21:46 - 26 Mar 2015 21:48 #5 by Send-it
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S12A wrote: could be good for TR or other stuff !


TR ? :blink:
wash your mouth out. :lol:
as long as I can still leave the nightforce on it.
;)
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26 Mar 2015 21:47 #6 by S12A
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:woohoo:

i didnt realise that would be controversial ! :whistle:

i think i would like TR if i could use a scope :facepalm:

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26 Mar 2015 21:50 #7 by Send-it
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well I do like the concept of being able to slide in / out different accessories now.
(whispers) gonna give TR a go at some stage soon , but don't let 'Tim.M' see this. :lol:

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26 Mar 2015 21:52 #8 by S12A
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haha will keep it on the down low mate....

you've done a great job with the rail. cutting into that outer layer of the HS gives you an appreciation of how thick that shell is!

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26 Mar 2015 21:57 - 26 Mar 2015 21:58 #9 by Send-it
Send-it replied the topic: fitted an accessory rail
yeah, tough as, they are.
FYI, folks if you're going to mill anything into a HS stock or similar, we've found it crucial that a cutter is new or as new condition, will mill out the material without any chips or 'chatter' marks.
once we milled out the slot, and I felt the new slot, it felt like glass,..........smooth as,.......smoother than steel.
another FYI, the HS stock has a chassis running all the way down until the last inch of the stock.
this was handy as the 'retaining' screws could tap (thread) into these also.
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26 Mar 2015 22:12 #10 by SmoothOperator_87
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Good job Gav
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26 Mar 2015 22:50 #11 by 22F
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That looks bloody good mate!


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26 Mar 2015 23:14 #12 by Tim M.
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Good job Gav.

S12A wrote: :woohoo:

i didnt realise that would be controversial ! :whistle:

i think i would like TR if i could use a scope :facepalm:


May not be able to shoot T/R with a scope but there are a couple of other options such as Optical Class, or if you really want to push the limitations of the .308, Match Rifle out to 1200yrds shot off the elbows with a hand rest ;)

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03 Apr 2015 09:17 #13 by Sporting Firearms
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Thanks Tim! - or has somebody else got the the illustrious name of Gavin?? lol

Good work also Gav and I agree you cant really use a mill bit on the poly stocks, you need to especially sharpen the edged more knife edge or by a special poly cutting bit and run it pretty slowly to nibble away the poly and then it blunts the hell out of the tool so quickly. Probably why no one is doing it on industrial scale that I can remember yet.

Good stuff as I said looks the goods. But go a TR bud..... come to the dark side.

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Retail stock runout to get out of that. www.sportingfirearmsaustralia.com.au

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03 Apr 2015 09:40 - 03 Apr 2015 09:40 #14 by Send-it
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Sporting Firearms wrote: Good work also Gav and I agree you cant really use a mill bit on the poly stocks,

polly?
probably not
fibreglass?
easy. ;)

Good stuff as I said looks the goods. But go a TR bud..... come to the dark side.

don't hold ya breath. :lol:

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03 Apr 2015 10:04 #15 by Aushunter
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Really neat looking job Sent-it.

Any chance of a pic with the Sinclair bipod attached?

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03 Apr 2015 10:24 #16 by Send-it
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Aushunter wrote: Really neat looking job Sent-it.

Any chance of a pic with the Sinclair bipod attached?


Cheers mate.
Pics tomorrow when I'm at the OPM shoot.

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25 Apr 2015 15:03 #17 by Beechy
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Hi send it,
Where a outs did u buy this from? I had a quick search and couldn't find any??? Maybe i was searching the wrong name?

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25 Apr 2015 18:01 #18 by Send-it
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Beechy wrote: Hi send it,
Where a outs did u buy this from? I had a quick search and couldn't find any??? Maybe i was searching the wrong name?

Beechy


its just aluminium extrusion, sold in most NRAA affiliated shops, sold as "accessories rail".
mine was from the SARA store (South Australian Rifle Association).
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