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Length of time for action to settle in new stock

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Old March 18th, 2017, 04:41 PM   #1
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Length of time for action to settle in new stock

I recently bought a new E2 stock for my M1A. With the old stock it would shoot 1 to 11/2 inch groups all day with 168 SMK over 42 grains of IMR-4064
With the new stock the rifle is shoot patterns not groups.
The rifle locks up tight and the hand guard has 20 to 30 thousandths clearance.
So how many rounds do I need to put down range to give the rifle/stock combination a fair shake before I try something else.

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Old March 18th, 2017, 05:02 PM   #2
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You just replaced your rifle stock with a machine gun stock.

It doesn't take more than a mag or so to settle in a stock. It's not a matter of accuracy, just a matter of rezeroing.

Trigger guard lockup and handguard clearance are just a small part of accurizing an M14 stock. The way the receiver fits in the stock, the draw pressure of the forend and the clearance of the front band are just as important. Lots of voodoo involved.

E2 stocks often need to be bedded in order to deliver match accuracy.

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