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14 Sep 2016 11:21 #1 by Bramborak
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Hey Guys i recently purchased a tikka lite in 243 and after a while found the Stock quiet annoying, especially the "ringing" after you pulled the trigger. So i thought id go about fixing it and thought id throw up some pics for anyone else wanting to have a go.

Firstly after removing the barrel and action i drilled some holes through the webbing and using a dremmel roughed up the sides of the stock to let the resin seep in and get more of a grip in the stock.



Secondly taped up the stock around where the resin is being poured.







I found filling to just above the webbing worked well be sure not to let the resin flow over the plastic to the recoil lug.

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14 Sep 2016 11:32 #2 by Bramborak
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Next step was filling the butt (no jokes please haha)

For this i chose black silicon as there are to small holes that go from the rear action screw hole into the but of the stock making resin a messy choice also resin leaks out of the handle cap.

First step remove this handle cap and fill with silicone, once full replace cap.



Next remove recoil pad and plastic webbing





then fill up the rest be sure to use a stoker to help settle the silicon getting rid of air bubbles



once full replace plastic webbing and recoil pad





And your done!!! pretty simple and easy all up took about5 hours work not including the setting time for the resin which is overnight.

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14 Sep 2016 12:18 #3 by TK
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Nice job.. what weight did it come out at.

Had the same problem with my plastic stocked Mossberg. My solution was to put a chassis under it with adjustable stock.

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14 Sep 2016 12:30 #4 by Bramborak
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i haven't got its exact weight but its around the 4kg mark

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14 Sep 2016 13:41 #5 by findingtime
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And to think all the effort i went to get my T3 lite down to 2.2 kg from 2.7...:pinch: Anyway nicely done , adding 1.3 kg to a rifle will always tame the recoil a bit and therefore help it be a more consistent shooting rifle.

BTW 4 kg seems really heavy , is that including scope ??

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14 Sep 2016 14:05 - 14 Sep 2016 14:16 #6 by Bramborak
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ok 4 kg was a rough guess just weighed it and it came in at a little over 3kg with scope and bipod unloaded, all up this added about 300 grams to the rifle so still pretty lite but to me it feels a lot better balanced rather then all the weight at the front and the ringing noise is gone.

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14 Sep 2016 20:32 #7 by Aushunter
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Well done Bramborak ;)

Nothing like doing a diy fix when something not quite how you want it!

A bit more info on the actual materials used would be helpful.

I've heard of a lot of guys using variuos fillers on cheap Hogue & SPS stocks & this looks like a nice solution.

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15 Sep 2016 05:46 #8 by Bramborak
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Cheers Aus im a lot happier with it, the resin is a brand called platinum just a 2 part epoxy mixed 2:1 and the silicone is the parfix roof and gutter silicone in black as its rated against heat, uv and general weather where your clear and grey arent.

for me a little extra weight is no biggy but If you are weight conscious of your rifle and want lighter options i have seen some guys use expander foam which worked well but can be very messy if not familiar with it, or even cut out foam inserts however i found this to be the least effective.

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15 Sep 2016 05:49 #9 by Bramborak
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Also just as a hunch a sprayed some oil around the inside of the stock as an experiment to see if it can be removed so ill let you know how that pans out :blink:

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