This is a discussion on Bi Pod Mount For Drain Hole within the Gunsmithing forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; 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 ...
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!
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.
Thank's for the feedback everyone.
Hot Brass, out
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.