November 23rd, 2016, 10:40 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Jackson, Mississippi
SA Inc installing laminate problem
I have an early SA Inc which has a 1-11 6 grove barrel I think is a Douglas from internet rumor.
The whole receiver behind the op rod track is far from touching the wood with I'm guessing at least 1/16" clearance at the heel. After looking at the way my stock is machined vs my USGI stocks, I decided to buy a Dupage laminate stock so I could get it to clamp down on the heel and give really good lockup.
The receiver won't fit! It's too large to get more than 1/4 the way in the laminate stock! I guess i should have tried swapping out parts before, but it never dawned on me there could be so much difference. Anyways, there is nothing wrong with the stock, it fits my USGI rifles fine, and conversely, the SA Inc. will not fit in GI wood, so the problem is plain to see. What would you suggest?
Smoke and file to fit the laminate?
Smoke and file to fit the receiver?
Buy a USGI stripped receiver and swap them?
I'm open to any other suggestions. I'd just like to see how well the Douglas barrel will do when in a properly bedded action. The gun runs flawlessly as is.