February 8th, 2017, 01:13 PM
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Paradise, CA
Originally Posted by KurtC
The M14 design has lots of variables and a little fitting is common with commercial stocks. They are meant for competition and certain areas may be oversized.
The liner is there to keep the stock from splitting under recoil. As such, the rear legs of the liner should sit flush against the stock inletting. If they don't, you can reinforce the area with some bedding compound.
The screws are held in place by the teeth that wrap around the head. They should fit snug against the wood. The screws don't need to be too tight. Use the proper tool or bit and make sure the liner is pulled snug against the wood.
I will have all the parts in front of me this evening. I am hoping what you say, "the rear legs of the liner should sit flush against the stock inletting". I am not picturing what you mean here. Maybe it will come to me when I see everything laid out.