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Old March 2nd, 2017, 12:01 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Bi Pod Mount For Drain Hole

If you would like a strong mount that does not involve glue. Take a look and see if you like this idea.
1. Stock drain hole, with future sling stud mount.
2. Make a threaded/ counter sunk mate for the stud
3.installed in stock. This would not be strong enough alone. I was reading that folks were filling chanel up with epoxy. I did not care for that idea.
4.So I made a plate and curved washer to disperse the stress. The bipod mounts over the plate not on the wood. If another drain hole is needed there is room to make one. Medium lock tight holds it it place. It can be removed in minutes.
5.Hasn't fallen off yet! 300 rounds and no broken stock. Seems good to go!

There ya go, hope ya liked it!
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Old March 2nd, 2017, 04:27 PM   #2
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You are some kind of Handyman Junkie!

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i thought the gasses from the gas cylinder hole exited there

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Old March 2nd, 2017, 04:51 PM   #4
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Would appear you have the right combination for a bipod on the wooden stock. Would you have sufficient room inside the barrel channel to have placed the "plate" inside?? Just curious.

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Old March 2nd, 2017, 05:42 PM   #5
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That is the best I have seen it done in the wrong spot, but it is still in the wrong spot. That hole is there for a reason and it isn't for a bipod. If it works for you so be it.

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Old March 2nd, 2017, 06:22 PM   #6
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And how much are you going to sell it for?

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Old March 2nd, 2017, 06:25 PM   #7
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It's a drain hole for water. I live in hot,"dry"Arizona. I thought I'd risk doing it wrong. Hasn't turned into a squirt gun yet.😂😂😂😂😂
The real point of my doing this was to come up with a way to do this without screwing up my stock forever! It kind of made me cringe when I read about folks filling their stocks full of glue.
It was too tight for "inside" job. I felt bigger plate outside would disperse the stress better.
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Old March 2nd, 2017, 06:28 PM   #8
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I would be more concerned with it counteracting what little draw pressure most stocks have to begin with.

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The fact is you have the bipod mounted in the thinnest spot possible on the stock. Shooting from a bench at the range it might never crack. But if you lay down and load that bipod up with pressure it will crack the stock. Ask me how I know this.

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I would be more concerned with it counteracting what little draw pressure most stocks have to begin with.

+1 big time!

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Old March 2nd, 2017, 07:09 PM   #11
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I thought the hole was for gases from the cylinder not drain. I do know that when I put a bipod on the front rail like that my accuracy went to H-E double hockey sticks.

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It is the generally accepted consensus that a bipod should never be mounted in that hole.
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I was playing with COAL on a load, still seems to shoot Ok.🤷♂️
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Just keep going, I like your ingenuity. If it fails let us know and if it keeps on keeping on then GREAT !!!

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Old March 2nd, 2017, 07:26 PM   #15
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Your rifle is shooting like a bolt gun, don't change a thing. It looks good to. Maybe buy an extra stock JIC.

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