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27-T
12-22-2015, 11:30 AM
I have a sleeved Remington 700 action in 6mm PPC that needs a new stock. The action was glued in by the original builder of the rifle. I need to know who to contact that can release this action from the present stock and reglue it in a new stock. The current stock is a 3" wide McMillan. I will need a new 3" bench rest stock.

If you have any suggestions for "quality stockers" and contact information for them, please let me know. I appreciate your help.

I can be contacted at jpmlholian@aol.com or on this site.

Thanks

LW Moore
12-22-2015, 06:19 PM
I don't have a glued in action myself, but did once ask an old feller how he took them out ? he said " I put a clothes iron on top the scope bases and just let it sit for a while" I personally have no other clue. Hope you find a better help then I.

Wilbur
12-22-2015, 06:56 PM
That's what I would do...but it only saves shipping the old stock both ways. Try not to get the action any hotter than needed if you take it apart yourself. What's wrong with the McMillan stock?

There's a bunch of "stockers" out there....some great, some not so great.

Dusty Stevens
12-22-2015, 07:31 PM
I coulda swore i replied to this. Check the homepage under gunsmiths. Any br gunsmith deals with glue ins daily so make your choice there

jackie schmidt
12-22-2015, 08:19 PM
I have a sleeved Remington 700 action in 6mm PPC that needs a new stock. The action was glued in by the original builder of the rifle. I need to know who to contact that can release this action from the present stock and reglue it in a new stock. The current stock is a 3" wide McMillan. I will need a new 3" bench rest stock.

If you have any suggestions for "quality stockers" and contact information for them, please let me know. I appreciate your help.

I can be contacted at jpmlholian@aol.com or on this site.

Thanks

That sleeve is probably installed on the action with some type of epoxy as well. Depending on what the original action/stock were glued together with, it might take so much heat to release it that it compromises the sleeve to action bond.

Any competent BR Gunsmith should know this.

I'm with Wilbur. Unless there is a weight issue, what's wrong with the McMillian?

Wilbur
12-22-2015, 08:23 PM
Yep, wasn't thinking right. Jackie makes a good point there!!

27-T
12-23-2015, 10:46 AM
Thanks fella's for the advice. The McMillan stock is structurally sound, but whoever had this before me painted it and now it's gotten full of chip marks and looks terrible. I took it to a very reputable painter for refinish. He is an automotive painter and used automotive paint. He's had a terrible time with it. The old paint is lifting and causing a wrinkle effect. Hes sanded it several times, used sealer as well as primer, but it still wants to lift.

I know that the appearance will not make it shoot better, but it will make me happier.

I've sort of come to the conclusion that trying to paint it is beating a dead horse. Restocking is probably the answer.

Jim

Dusty Stevens
12-23-2015, 01:22 PM
Find another painter. If he cant get by that hes being lazy and just dont wanna mess with it