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  1. #1
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    CZ 457 MTR stock mod for ARA benchrest

    Before and after pics of my CZ 457 MTR stock. The new forearm is 3" wide and extended 2". The rear has been "straightened out", dead parallel to the forearm and barrel channel, and channeled down to 5/8" wide by 1/2" deep to run in my PQP joy-stick rest. Really happy that I got this work done.

    Here is a link to the stocksmith's site and more pics - https://doantrevor.com/2019/10/24/re...ass-ara-stock/ This gentleman (Doan Trevor) does incredible work, has excellent turn around time, and very reasonable prices! Don't let the SoCal phone number prefix fool you, his shop is in New Mexico.

    Compare pic 1 and 2 - note that the front rest top is now down at the lowest vertical height (where #1 was at almost the top)

    3rd and 4th pics - note that to maintain alignment with the barrel channel the buttstock "rail" was machined well offset to the side.

    Definitely got what I paid for! Happy camper. Out to the range this coming week - to show how much I can mess up a good thing.
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  2. #2
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    Great job
    Let us know how it shoots?
    i am to see what scores you get
    What ammo are you using?

    DAN

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    Cool Make sure

    Rimfire gun must shyoot in ones at 50 yds or not competive 5 shot groups bill

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    How did the test go?
    Targets??

    DAN

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    Quote Originally Posted by danl View Post
    How did the test go?
    Targets??

    DAN
    Belatedly...

    I shot 3 targets at Open Grove in late November (in one of their three regular monthly matchs). Met my very conservative expectations (no pics - to save face). I was kindly received and counseled to promptly get a set of Ray Hill flags, and I have. The rifle seemed to shoot fine though I most sincerely "wish" that it would accept a Rem 700-compatible trigger. Several shots went way off the mark for whatever reason, so I'm looking forward to the JnL tuner and bench time to sort things out. The tuner has yet to ship, on backorder for over a month and past due. All that noted, I invested in 20 boxes of Tenex.

    If you can believe my stupidity, I've even contacted the Lapua ammo test facility in AZ to inquire about testing there (once the tuner is in place and sorted out) - to compare my new Tenex lot to what they have available in X-Act...super ouch, that stuff is very seriously expensive, a third more than Tenex...and, MUCH worse, if I like a lot, the min they will sell you is a 5000 round case (now that would be VERY serious indeed, min, less shipping, of well over $2K). Obviously, I'm now going delusional. As I just researched and ran that number, I'm thinking I must have a fever.

    In any case, I'm getting my feet wet, hopefully not on my way to another project which I cannot even start to "justify".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELR Researcher View Post
    Belatedly...

    I shot 3 targets at Open Grove in late November (in one of their three regular monthly matchs). Met my very conservative expectations (no pics - to save face). I was kindly received and counseled to promptly get a set of Ray Hill flags, and I have. The rifle seemed to shoot fine though I most sincerely "wish" that it would accept a Rem 700-compatible trigger. Several shots went way off the mark for whatever reason, so I'm looking forward to the JnL tuner and bench time to sort things out. The tuner has yet to ship, on backorder for over a month and past due. All that noted, I invested in 20 boxes of Tenex.

    If you can believe my stupidity, I've even contacted the Lapua ammo test facility in AZ to inquire about testing there (once the tuner is in place and sorted out) - to compare my new Tenex lot to what they have available in X-Act...super ouch, that stuff is very seriously expensive, a third more than Tenex...and, MUCH worse, if I like a lot, the min they will sell you is a 5000 round case (now that would be VERY serious indeed, min, less shipping, of well over $2K). Obviously, I'm now going delusional. As I just researched and ran that number, I'm thinking I must have a fever.

    In any case, I'm getting my feet wet, hopefully not on my way to another project which I cannot even start to "justify".
    As a FYI and no more... the tuner will not cure flyers. X-Act is not an ammunition found at benchrest matches. Even the most affluent shun the stuff due to cost.

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